While the pandemic rages, the Scottish casinos and bingo halls are set to reopen August 24. The decision was announced by Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.
The reopening is part of the country’s stage three plan with one more to follow. Conditions are deemed sufficient now to warrant the resumption of business in the gambling sector.
Eleven casinos are involved with an aggregate of eight hundred employees. Everyone promises to keep standards tip top. A concerted effort will be made to provide safety and proper hygiene. Customers can assume Perspex screens, hand sanitization, track and tracing systems, of course and social distancing.
According to Michael Dugher, chief executive of the Betting and Gaming Council, everyone is delighted that casinos and bingo halls in Scotland have finally been given a date to re-open.
“Casinos and bingo halls have demonstrated their commitment to the safety of their staff and customers. It’s great this has been recognized by the Scottish Government.”
He further notes that England is likely to follow suit and he hope that Scotland’s Welsh colleagues will soon be receiving the same good news.
“I’m also pleased that the Government has listened to our concerns about betting shops having to switch off their gaming machines. It’s great that they will be back on again.”