Netherlands Casinos Face Covid-19 Curfews

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Casinos within the Netherlands are facing a new Covid-19 pandemic, with casinos mandated to be fully closed by 1am in order to help stop the spread of the disease.

The curfew took effect on Sunday, September 20th, and dictates that casinos must stop accepting new customers at midnight. At the same time, all music must stop and lights must be turned on. The casinos themselves have to boot players at 1am. This restriction applies to betting destinations in the areas of Amsterdam-Amstelland, Haaglanden, Hollands Midden, Rijnmond and Utrecht.

These restrictions were put into place by the Ministry of Health, Welfare, and Sport, as a means to help slow the spread of Covid-19. Casinos in the country were allowed to reopen on July 1st after closing in March, albeit with limited occupancy.

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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.