Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s)
Arts / Entertainment
Arts, Entertainment And Culture
Gambling And Betting Activities
92.00 - Gambling and betting activities

1,642 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
16 July 2020
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Genting Casinos UK, the UK subsidiary of Genting Malaysia, the global leisure and entertainment business, has announced plans to cut 1,642 jobs at hotels and clubs across the UK. According to the GMB trade union, Genting is also planning to close three clubs in Bristol, Margate and Torquay.

A spokesperson for the company said Genting had faced 'unprecedented challenges and heavy losses' caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. The spokesperson added that the company hoped to rehire employees at a later date.

A representative of the GMB trade union said the job cuts were 'outrageous', considering that Genting had benefitted from the UK government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, which covers 80 per cent of the wages of employees placed on temporary leave.

Genting Casinos is one of the largest casino operators in the UK, with 42 clubs and two online casino games websites.



Eurofound (2020), Genting Casinos UK, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 101568, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/101568.