Century Casinos Shuts Polish Casinos Until January

Century Casinos, the Colorado Springs-based gaming operator, has announced that it will be temporarily shutting its Polish casinos until January.

It is said that the closure complies with the quarantines provided by the Polish government to contain the COVID-19 outbreak, which has continued to grow rapidly.

Poland entered a national quarantine on 28 December, which included the closing of hotels, ski slopes and shopping malls, as the country’s health system was dealing with the second wave of the virus, according to Reuters, as new daily cases reached over 27,000 a day at their height in November.

For the three months ended September 30, 2020, the Polish operating segment contributed four per cent of the company’s adjusted EBITDA. The company noted in its announcement that “due to the pandemic’s current scope it will adversely impact the company at least through the first half of 2021.”

The announcement comes the same month that Century Casinos finalised an agreement to become the company’s second digital gaming operator partner in West Virginia with Rush Street Entertainment.

RSI is to take its BetRivers brand live in the Mountain State in collaboration with the Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Spa, owned by Vici Properties and run by Century Casinos.

Subject to the West Virginia Lottery’s licencing and regulatory approval, RSI plans to begin operations in the second quarter of 2021.