Online gaming tempts virus stricken casinos

Casino closures, capacity cuts, travel restrictions and other Covid-19 measures have collapsed gaming revenue across the world, especially in Asia, where most casinos rely on border crossing customers. As governments and gaming operators consider online casino gambling to replace lost revenue and save jobs, there are viable examples to consider from the US and Europe.

Totally globalized native New Yorker and former broadcast news producer Muhammad Cohen is a editor at large for Inside Asian Gaming, contributor to Forbes, columnist/correspondent for Asia Times, and author of Hong Kong On Air, a novel set in his adopted hometown during the 1997 handover about television news, love, betrayal, high finance, and cheap lingerie. See his bio, online archive and more at; follow him on Facebook and Twitter @MuhammadCohen.