UK casinos re-opening delayed by 2 weeks. Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a delay for at least two more weeks to further lighten virus restrictions in the country, placing the reopening of casinos, ice rinks and bowling halls on hold.
The announcement that the scheduled for August 1 re-opening of casinos is postponed for a further 2 weeks, at least, shuttered the hopes of the casino operators that they will finally be able to restart the business.
Mid-July, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced casinos and other larger indoor venues would be allowed to re-open August 1, but the latest decision to delay the planned easing of the restrictions mean casinos would have to wait longer before they have a green light to restart.
“That means until August 15 at the earliest casinos, bowling alleys, skating rinks and the remaining close-contact services must remain closed. ‘Indoor performances will not resume, pilots of larger gatherings in sports venues and conference centres will not take place, and wedding receptions of up to 30 people will not be permitted.”
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