UK Forced Into Third Lockdown, Casinos Closed

The United Kingdom has been forced into a third national lockdown in order to slow the transmission of Covid-19, leaving all bingo halls and casinos in the country closed for the time being.

The lockdown was imposed by Prime Minister Boris Johnson on January 4th, and no timeframe for an end was provided. The country went into lockdown in March of last year for the first time, and a second lockdown was issued in November, running through December 2nd.

As a result of the lockdown all casinos, bingo halls, gyms, indoors and outdoor sports facilities, schools, restaurants, and non-essential retail will be shuttered.

Casinos as a whole have been suffering as a result of the pandemic, with major spots like Macau and Las Vegas noting huge drops in revenues. Without a doubt, this will have a drastic effect on casinos in the UK, and it's unknown whether or not the industry will get additional support from the government to hold off laying off personnel.

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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.
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zaLambino
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7 January 2021 - 1:59pm
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Terrible news for those business I really hope they can weather the storm though and see it through , In South Africa we are going through the same thing now with liquor even banned and its looking like as though the rules may get even tougher , will know in the next few days just hope this covid goes away as quickly as it spread

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7 January 2021 - 2:26pm
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Yes I agree with Lambino. But unfortunately I also understand it, I just hope that people won't lose their jobs and that they will get support from the government etc.

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8 January 2021 - 1:01am
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Of course there will be a big impact from the lockdown in a country, and I think that is a wise decision from PM Boris. and we agree that health is the most basic and essential element for humans

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8 January 2021 - 8:20pm
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All of the industries are majorly impacted, in my home country people can only buy necessities so in that sense gambling isn't a necessity during a pandemic. But as I said, I really hope that the government will help to all industries as much as it's possible and that people won't lose their jobs.

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8 January 2021 - 11:13pm
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You are right, blck, when many people lose their jobs it will also bring new problems for the country, and it cannot be denied that if this problem is very complicated, whatever policies taken by the government will cause a lot of criticism from many people

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