UK Casinos to Remain Closed Until August 15th

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Today the UK government revealed that they're ordering casinos to remain closed until August 15th due to the Covid-19 pandemic, reversing a decision that would have allowed the betting spots to open on August 1st.

The government originally had said that casinos, bowling alleys, and cinemas would be permitted to open up, but will instead remain closed for two weeks to make sure that they're able to open safely. All casinos in the country have been closed since May 20th, while bingo halls and betting shops have since been allowed to re-open, due to the fact that they have limited capacity.

Commenting on the decision UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said, "We simply cannot take the risk; we will continue to study the data carefully and move forward with our intention to open up as soon as we can."

The UK has seen relatively plateued numbers in terms of new cases, with between 580 and 760 new cases over the past week.

We'll be sure to let readers know as we learn about changes to the closures are brought about.

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Therese Williams // UK Correspondent
Therese Williams
Therese is a fervent fan of slot machines and pub fruities, often trying her luck at some of the top online casinos. She covers news for Casino Listings with a focus on the UK and Europe. Therese studied arts and creative writing at university and has written for newspapers in the UK.