Latvian casinos will resume their work on June 9

The government of Latvia has adopted a bill to end the state of emergency in the country. This allows Latvian casinos to return to work from June 9th.

On March 22, due to the threat of the spread of the Covid-19 virus, the Latvian Saeima adopted a law establishing a state of emergency in the country. In this regard, all non-vital enterprises were closed, including casinos. The ban also affected online gambling.

Not all lawmakers supported the resumption of casino operations. There have been suggestions to keep gambling establishments closed for a long time. Krisjanis Feldmans, Linda Ozola and Gatis Eglitis of the New Conservative Party opposed the return of offline and online gambling.

The Latvian Gaming Association opposed the adoption of the law on the closure of casinos during the epidemic. The organizers claimed that they were able to ensure the safety of customers.

The coronavirus epidemic has practically not affected Latvia. For all the time, 1,081 cases of infection and 25 deaths were recorded. At the end of May, Latvia opened its borders with the rest of the Baltic countries to create a "tourist bubble". Residents of these states can safely cross the borders. Tourists from other countries will be required to spend 14 days in quarantine.

Operations continue as usual or social distancing measures implemented, as they diddone in Las Vegas, неизвестно.

In total, there are more than 300 gambling establishments in Latvia, most of them are located in Riga. Annually, the total deductions to the budget of the capital exceed 30 million euros. This is approximately 3% of all revenues to the city budget.

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