Spanish live dealer games canceled by COVID-19. In Spain live dealer games are not available from March 29 due to the extreme health situation that the country has been experiencing for a few weeks. This measure has been adopted by the Government of Spain to guarantee the safety and well-being of workers in the face of the Covid-19 crisis.
The cancellation of live games mainly affects the roulette and blackjack games available to practically all online gambling operators in Spain. Some online casinos specify when entering their digital portals the impossibility of accessing and playing live games.
The coronavirus is having a major impact on the global economy and especially on the gaming industry. To stop the spread of the pandemic, leisure and entertainment venues have been forced to cease their activity until further notice. According to official data from the DGOJ, the gaming sector in Spain moves around 750 million euros per year. It currently employs, directly and indirectly, about 84,000 workers.
The reduction in the offer on the internet, mainly due to the suspension of sporting events, must be added the closure of physical gaming halls and live dealer games. On the other hand, the sports betting business is experiencing an extreme situation due to Covid-19. Without sporting events, there is no sports betting. The coronavirus crisis has paralyzed the end of football or basketball competitions, the cancellation of seven Formula 1 Grand Prix and other sports disciplines. This grim situation is leading the gaming sector to ruin.
Olympic Games postponed to 2021
Last week the International Olympic Committee announced together with the Government of Japan the suspension of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games that were to be held in July. Today they have announced the new date that will be July 24. There had been many voices demanding the postponement of the Tokyo Olympic Games to preserve the safety of the Olympic players and all the fans of the world of sport.