Today Belgian Prime Minister Sophie Wilmes said that the casino industry in her country has been given the green light to re-open their doors beginning July 1st as part of Phase 4 of Belgium's lifting of restrictions related to Covid-19.
The re-opening is contingent on the numbers of newly infected remaining low after restaurants and other businesses open on June 8th, but it is a welcome move toward getting life back to normal in the Western European country. The country's Gaming Commission has announced that they're also going to be opening betting shops and gambling halls on the 1st.
Sportsbetting will also kick up around this time, as contact sports can also resume on the date.
This announcement comes a day after the UK announced that they're re-opening their casino industry on July 4th.