The casino operating business of French company Groupe Partouche was down 74.3 per cent in the first half of the year, it has reported.
The November 2020 to April 2021 period was impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic and severely disrupted. Its Djerba casino in Tunisia (pictured) was open but forced into a curfew; the Swizz Meyrin location operated on reduced hours while its Meyrin et de Crans-Montana reopened late in April with constraints.
The Belgian online business, however, was accessible and so was the new Swiss online gaming operation. GGR fell by 80.9 per cent, reaching €50m and EBITDA dropped to minus €42m compared with €29.8m. The board reports that the group’s finances look healthy with cash available of €104.1m.
All of the venues have now reopened, beginning with France on May 19, with slots and with tables from June 9 and a general uplifting from June 20.