Finally, The Scottish Government Announced That Casinos Could Open Their Doors In August

Article by : Helen Aug 4, 2020

According to Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, the preliminary date when gambling houses will be able to relaunch after the forced break was set for August 24. This applies not only to casinos but also to Bingo halls. The country is currently in the third of four phases to ease quarantine restrictions imposed by Covid-19. That is why the First Minister said that she could set only relative terms for the launch of gambling establishments.

According to the government’s clear plan, phase 3 to reduce restrictions, requires all residents to wear protective face masks and avoid crowded places. Besides, all citizens will need to maintain the specified social distance, which is at least 2 m for public places. The date announced by the first minister is not 100% confirmed. This means that the target dates could be rescheduled if the government decides that the reduction of restrictions in consequence of the decrease in the number of diseases was premature.

However, if the decline in Covid-19 cases continues, then casinos and Bingo halls will reopen their doors on August 24. At the same time, operators will definitely need to take enhanced measures to ensure the safety of visitors and staff. Also, the management of gambling establishments should take care of the physical distance of visitors, especially when it comes to Bingo halls.

Following the announcement of the estimated opening dates, the Betting and Gaming Council welcomed the news. The fact is that this organization directly lobbied government bodies to determine the period of opening and restarting the gambling market as soon as possible. Currently, there are 11 gambling establishments in Scotland, which employed about 800 people.

Meanwhile, all operators have already announced that they have taken all the necessary steps to ensure guests’ safety.

Information about a possible restart of the gambling market has become long-awaited news for the bookmaker companies, which have already started operating since June 29. This also means that if the outlook turns out to be positive, the bookmaker platforms will also be able to launch slot machines starting from August 24. At the moment, by the government’s decision, bookmakers were forced to remove all the chairs from the gambling halls and leave the slot machines off.

It is worth noting that the UK will also be able to open its doors to gambling enthusiasts from Saturday, August 1. In the meantime, all gambling houses were forced to close, starting from May 20. After BGC made every effort to relaunch gambling, it seems that English casinos will be back in the game very soon. However, the operators based in Wales do not even roughly know the possible opening date.

Gambling is one of the most popular pastime options in England and Scotland. It should be emphasized that the largest establishments in Scotland are located in cities like Aberdeen, Dundee, and Glasgow. Even if you visit Scotland to face some beautiful and picturesque views, you will be pleasantly surprised by the variety of gambling games that local operators can offer.

Today, Alea Casino is still the largest gambling houses in Scotland. It is located in Glasgow. This gambling giant has 1,800 seats and is situated on picturesque river banks so that guests can enjoy magnificent views. Also, the casino has become famous for its first-class food, as well as live entertainment programs. The operator can currently offer 17 gaming tables, a considerable number of slot machines, and roulettes. Be sure you won’t get bored of you visit Scotland to stake a wager with the bookmaker.


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