English casinos to reopen from August 1st
The UK government has announced the reopening of casinos in England from August 1st after a break of more than four months. This decision was made as part of the easing of restrictions related to the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic.
“After four long months, I am very pleased that the casinos will be open again. Until a few weeks ago, gambling houses made great efforts to improve security levels due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but permission to resume operations was not given. Now they will be able to take part in the recovery of the tourism sector and allow many of the 12,000 casino employees to return to work,” said Michael Douger, CEO of the UK Betting and Gaming Council.
The council also urged the Welsh and Scottish governments to follow suit and reopen gambling establishments.
However, it is believed that not all English casinos will take advantage of the opportunity to reopen on the first of August. Those of them that are more dependent on the number of visitors intend to wait for the next stage of lifting restrictions.
Recall that the resumption of casino operations in Englandwas expected On July 4th, however, only pubs, restaurants, cinemas and theaters were allowed to open. On July 15th, bookmakers received the go-ahead for customer service.