Global betting company International Game Technology has announced that they've made a decision to furlough their US staff due to the casino industry shutting down within the country due to the Covid-19 outbreak.
The decision will see 2,300 employees temporarily laid off, and is due to the huge impact that the pandemic has caused to the global betting industry as well as efforts to protect staff and customers. No information on any compensation or benefits were made available, although it's likely that employees will qualify for unemployment insurance benefits.
Commenting on the decision IGT's Robert Vincent said, "We are taking specific actions to bring our operations in line with customer and player demand. These include base salary reductions for senior leaders and the implementation of short-term furlough programs for certain employee groups."