This is the third time that casinos and other gambling businesses in England have been closed due to the coronavirus. The same restrictions have been introduced as during the first quarantine, when people were forbidden to leave their homes unnecessarily.
The government will review the restrictions in mid-February. So, for at least another month and a half, the already fairly battered land-based business will again suffer losses. Land-based casinos were among the last to be allowed to open after the first lockdown. Bookmakers' offices were closed from March 23 to June 15, bingo was allowed from July 4, and casinos only from August 15.
In the fall, the casinos were closed again, so the establishments were not able to work normally last year. Apparently, this year will be held in the same mode of opening and closing.