Gaming provider R Franco Group rendered an initial donation of 13,000 reusable masks throughout Spain as part of the country’s ongoing battle against COVID-19, as industry mitigation plans are continuing to be modified.
In this extraordinary situation, the donation is part of the project of R Franco to share a message of unity and hope with consumers, vendors, operators and the Spanish people.
Donations are expected for the temporary hospital currently opened at IFEMA, the city of Madrid’s equivalent to Excel London, to the Military Emergencies Department, which is a branch of the Spanish army, as well as many police departments and elderly homes.
R Franco group chairman Jesus Franco explained: “Never has it been more important for us as an industry to step up and help our country and people through these difficult and painful weeks.
“As the pandemic continues to hit companies, families and communities across Spain, the R. Franco Group is here to do all we can.”
Connecticut’s Foxwoods Resort Casino and the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation were both making contributions to help local communities impacted by the pandemic.
Following a donation of 22,000 pounds of food to a local food bank, Foxwoods has donated 59,000 gloves, 100 N95 respirator masks, 240 toilet paper rolls, 36 hand sanitiser bottles, nine Clorox sanitiser spray cans and 24 other sanitiser bottles to Backus Hospital, Lawrence and Memorial Hospital, Fairview Retirement and Stonington University.
Rodney Butler, chairman of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation said: “The health and wellbeing of our team members, guests and the community at large has always been our primary focus.
“Supporting organisations like these that are constantly working to keep our local communities safe, especially during this vital time of need, is simply the right thing to do. We encourage others that have access to personal protective equipment to consider donating what they can as well.”
Wynn Resorts, headquartered in Las Vegas, has confirmed that the company would increase pay for all salaried, seasonal and part-time workers by May 15, for a total of 60 days of continued payroll.
The new action was taken during this pandemic as part of Wynn’s joint responsibility for the health and safety of its workers, their families and the communities in Las Vegas and Greater Boston. There will be more than 15,000 existing Wynn and Encore staff filling the payroll.
Wynn Resorts CEO Matt Maddox said: “It is our shared responsibility to follow the direction of health and safety professionals to stay home, and limit social contact. “We owe it to each other, our families and to our community.”
The Nevada Gaming Control Board released another introduction after the green light approval to give wagers on Counter-Strike – ESL Pro League Season 11: North America.
The regulator is to authorise Counter-Strike – ESL: Meisterschaft wagers on 2020, in compliance with the provisions of Regulation 22.1201. The allowed types of wager are head to head, winner of each match, and winner in the overall. Approval is given for all approved books to post and approve wagers for the year 2020 Counter-Strike – ESL: Meisterschaft, subject to:
- Licensed books electing to offer these wagers must provide the Enforcement Division with notification of terms.
- Acceptance of wagers must cease prior to the commencement of each match.
- The results shall be based on a permissible source in accordance with Regulation 22.060 (4).
- All audit procedures detailed in Industry Letter 2011-48 must be adhered to.
- The setting of odds is at the discretion of the book; rules governing these wagers shall be made available to the public.
- Any additional wagers which deviate from 1) head to head 2) winner of each match 3) overall winner for this event will require a separate application and approval.