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Casinos around the world cautiously reopen to a new normal

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Given how devastatingly hit the casino business has been in the past few months, it should come as little surprise that casino operators around the world are hurriedly reopening their doors at the first opportunity.

Revenue reports from March to July – effectively when the novel coronavirus had spread across the planet and forced countries to impose severe lockdown measures – made for grim reading in the United States, United Kingdom, Europe, and Asia.

In Nevada and New Jersey – the biggest casino hotspots in the US – recorded losses of up to and more than 90 percent compared to the same months in 2019. In the UK and mainland Europe, the figures were similar, while Macau – the gambling capital of the world – saw three successive months of revenue drops over 90 percent.

While online operations have seen a surge as millions of people have been forced to stay at home, that makes no difference to the many people whose livelihoods depend on land-based casinos opening their doors and welcoming customers. Indeed, thousands of jobs have been lost and thousands more are still at risk.

So even as Covid-19 continues to plague many countries, casinos have understandably started to open their doors once again.

The United States – the country where the pandemic has hit harder than any other – has allowed casinos to reopen, even as new cases cross more than 50,000 per day. In Las Vegas, Nevada and Atlantic City, New Jersey casino floors are once again welcoming guests, while casinos across the United Kingdom reopened on July 4.

Las Vegas has also reopened its sportsbook operations, so guests can visit to get the latest Kentucky Derby odds (although you can find them online easier through TwinSpires.com). You can place wagers on races and sports that, like the casino business, also went into lockdown but are now re-emerging.

Meanwhile, in Macau, casinos have also reopened but the mandatory 14-day quarantine for foreign visitors has severely limited foot traffic. The same applies to other countries like Singapore, South Africa, and Monte Carlo.

While casinos have resumed operations in an attempt to bounce back from a financially damaging few months, they do so amid a new normal for operators and visitors alike.

Strict rules and health measures have been put in place to ensure the safety of guests and staff and to limit the potential spread of the coronavirus.

Maximum capacity limits range between 20 and 30 percent and face masks must be worn at all times. Drinking, eating, and smoking have been banned for the time being, while temperature check points and hand sanitizer stations have been placed all around casino floors. Glass barriers have also been placed around table games in some casinos to prevent the spread of germs between players and dealers.

Those guests returning to casinos may also notice higher gambling minimums or at least fewer options of lower minimum games. This is thought to have been introduced for two reasons. Firstly, it is viewed as an attempt by many casinos to drive revenues up as quickly as possible and secondly, to deter some players to ensure going over the imposed limited capacities.

Even with the many restrictions in place and the pandemic still raging on, the economical decision to reopen has helped to address growing unemployment in casino-focused cities and towns.

For instance, the union representing casino workers in New Jersey reported that in the first few days of reopening, between 20 and 30 percent of union members got their jobs back.

As measures loosen and capacities gradually increase, more people will be able to return to work after months of struggle and uncertainty.

It had been deemed callous to talk about reopening economies and getting people back to work during the early stages of the pandemic and when the death toll was rapidly increasing. But as the crisis continued and there was a realization that ‘normal’ would not return for the foreseeable future, then tackling increasing poverty as a result of the outbreak has become an inevitable priority.

The casino business is just one of many industries that rely heavily on visitors and tourism, and its cautious reopening shows that life must go on in the current climate, even if ‘normal’ is some way away from returning.

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Global brand 24kCasino removes admin fees for affiliates

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24KCasino is proud to be an independently run casino

24K Casino has recently stepped away from the white label offering of SG International and are proud to be an independently run casino.

Not only this, but 24kCasino has made many more upgrades to their product offering.

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Most importantly, being independent, 24kCasino Affiliates are able to significantly reduce the costs they had previously, passing on the savings directly to their loyal Affiliates by removing our admin fee completely. As of today, they have abolished all admin fee’s from the affiliate platform, 0% admin fee, you make your RS% from 100% of losses.

24kCasino has been in the industry since 2019, offering their Curacao licenced brand to a global market.  Covering 7 languages with 12 currencies, the casino offers the traditional payment methods as well as the expected Crypto options as well.

With so many casinos in the market, 24kCasino strives to continue to build on the customer journey and experience. Their welcome offer incorporates a deposit offer as well as free spins and has a high withdrawal limit per month.

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Income Access is thrilled to announce their partnership with Frapapa, in addition to the launch of their new affiliate programme! Frapapa is an exciting new sportsbook and casino platform focused on the expanding Nigerian market.

We will be providing our industry-leading affiliate marketing tracking platform solution to Frapapa, as well as launching and managing its new affiliate channel. The launch will supply affiliates with a wide range of marketing and analytics tools, flexible commissions, detailed performance tracking and support from a knowledgeable team with 19 years of experience in the industry.

About Frapapa

Frapapa is a new sports betting and casino platform that is targeting the growing Nigerian market. They offer access to betting on all your favourite sports, including football, basketball, and rugby. In addition, they have a variety of casino games for their players, along with live and virtual games to play and bet on.

Their platform is easy to navigate and has several exciting features for sports lovers, to make their experience even more enjoyable! These features include Frapapa’s compact view of all daily events, filters for the market options, and an intelligent arrangement of the various sports to bet on. Despite the brand just barely being a year old, it is already well known to many sports betting fans, due to their exceptional service and amazing offers available.

About Player Opportunities

Frapapa has an array of exciting bonuses for their clients to benefit from, as new players get to take advantage of their 300% welcome bonus up to N300,000. They can even enjoy this offer up to three times! If players miss out on this welcome bonus, they can still claim 75% on the next two deposits made. Frapapa’s players can enjoy the convenience of their mobile app and live support seven days a week. They also offer instant pay-outs and in-play cash out to their users.

Frapapa’s Commission Promotion

With the launch of their affiliate programme, Frapapa is offering a premium-tiered commission deal, where new affiliates who sign up to the programme get a premium revenue share of up to 35%.

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OUTLAST DFS Launch New Affiliate Program with Income Access

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Income Access is thrilled to announce their partnership with OUTLAST DFS, an exciting Daily Fantasy Sports App that has already launched in multiple states, in addition to the launch of their new affiliate program.

Income Access will be providing their industry-leading affiliate marketing tracking platform solution to OUTLAST, in addition to launching and managing its new affiliate channel. The launch will supply affiliates with a wide range of marketing and analytics tools, flexible commissions, detailed performance tracking and support from a knowledgeable team with nearly 20 years of experience in the industry.

OUTLAST DFS is an innovative Daily Fantasy Sports App that’s launched in 19 states, including: California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

They have three unique games – OUTLAST Over/Under, OUTLAST Survival Pool and Purse, with both an EZ and Pro user interface for all levels of DFS users.

The platform is easy to navigate and has several exciting features for daily fantasy sports lovers to make their experience even more enjoyable! In addition, OUTLAST has the most offerings of player options and props across several sports.

About the Player Promotion

OUTLAST DFS has an array of exciting bonuses for their clients to benefit from, as new players can take advantage of their 100% welcome bonus, matching up to $200 on their first deposit. They also offer a referral program where players and their referral get a $10 credit upon registering. OUTLAST DFS’ players enjoy the convenience of their 24/7 live support, so they can get back to enjoying the game!

 

OUTLAST Daily Fantasy Sports’ Commission Promotion

With the launch of their affiliate program, OUTLAST is offering a tiered CPA deal, as well as a 3-4% gross entry fee share.

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