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Betting shops to reopen in tier 3 as casinos’ future remains uncertain

Betting shops have been given the green light to reopen their doors in tier three areas in England once the current national lockdown restrictions are eased. Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed the move as he set out details of how England will come out of the national lockdown from 3 December. The announcement has been welcomed by the Betting and …

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BGC urges Westminster to follow Wales’ ‘science-led approach’

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has shown its support for the ‘science-led approach’ taken by the Welsh government, which has allowed betting shops and casinos to reopen their doors following the country’s two week ‘fire break’ lockdown. As of yesterday, 360 betting shops and four casinos in Wales were given the green light to reopen their doors, with a …

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Casinos attempt to avoid ‘catastrophic closures’ with ban on alcohol sales

Casinos have outlined plans to ‘avoid catastrophic closures’ and potential job losses by offering to halt the sale of alcohol within their venues. It comes after Nicola Sturgeon’s announcement that casinos and hospitality venues across the central belt of Scotland will close their doors following a recent surge in coronavirus cases. While the measures have attracted criticism from the hospitality …

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Scottish restrictions ‘a huge blow’ for casinos says BGC

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has hit back at the new restrictions imposed by the Scottish government, warning that the measures ‘will come as a huge blow to casinos’. The new temporary measures, announced by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon yesterday, came into force at 18:00 last night, and will run until Friday 25 October.  Casinos and bingo halls, in …

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BGC: Industry is ‘not out of the woods’ as English casinos reopen

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has welcomed the ‘belated good news’ that casinos in England will be able to reopen from tomorrow, but warned that the next few months will be ‘crucial to their recovery’. Casinos in England were initially scheduled to reopen on 1 August, but a ‘last minute u-turn’ by the government postponed such plans, which the …

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Saving Las Vegas: Can esports be the hero casinos need?

As casinos look to counteract an aging demographic of customers and players, one industry many operators are looking to is esports. This is understandable given the typical demographic of esports fans, which in particular titles’ scenes at least, is notably older than many outsiders would (and regularly do) presume. They aren’t all kids. A recent story on Fox Business opened …

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NetEnt signs agreement with The Rank Group Plc

Digital casino solutions provider NetEnt has signed a customer agreement with The Rank Group Plc, one of the largest gaming companies in Europe with a strong market presence in the UK. The UK has the largest online casino market in Europe meaning this is a major deal for NetEnt. Under the terms of the agreement with Rank, NetEnt will deliver its …

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Jones moves from bingo to casino at Rank Group

Casino and bingo entertainment provider The Rank Group has appointed Mark Jones to the position of Managing Director for Grosvenor Casinos. Jones, 54, joined The Rank Group Plc in 2009 and is currently Managing Director of Mecca Bingo. Prior to this he has held a number of senior management posts in the leisure industry, including chief executive of Pizza Hut …

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