Casinos in Scotland to reopen on August 24
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announces at government meeting that bingo halls, attractions, casinos and billiard rooms, despite the extension of quarantine measures throughout the country, can resume their work from August 24. The main condition for the reopening of entertainment facilities will be strict adherence to established security measures.
In her address, Sturgeon said: “The rate of spread of the virus is still at a low level. However, in the last week we recorded a slight increase in the incidence. I am sure that the opening of some establishments, including casinos, will have a positive effect on economic indicators. I hope people will understand our intentions.”
Under the new legislation, local governments can take tough action against specific companies that violate the basic principles of quarantine measures. In addition, the Scottish government plans to give the police the power to close the premises with a large crowd of people. The updated regulation will be adopted next week and will come into effect on August 28.
The Scottish Gaming and Betting Board has praised the government for allowing casinos to open their doors. According to BGC Executive Director Michael Dager, the authorities deserve flattering words for their understanding of the problems of local business.
Recall that on August 15, after a four-month break,resumed casino in England.