Covid-19 cases are surging throughout Europe and Belgium's Consultation Committee is implemented a new rule on casino capacity, making it so that venues can only host 40 people at a time.
The change in rules apply to casino, gambling halls, and betting shops and will also see the locations forced to close between 11:30pm and 6 am. Food and drink sales are prohibited, and players will be subject to restrictions as well. These will include registering for contact tracing, wearing masks, and maintaining social distancing at all times.
Belgian casinos initially were forced to close in March, but opened up again in July with measures in place to conduct gambling operations safely. Cases is coming back strong in Europe in a second wave, seeing many countries implementing a new round of restrictions to keep their citizens safe. If things get worse, it's possible that we'll see another widespread shutdown of gambling at land casinos until cases are reduced.