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Casinos in England were allowed to reopen on August 15 after a long wait and much discussion.

The government ordered the closure of casinos on March 20 following the Covid-19 outbreak. There were two scheduled reopening, but both were postponed.

Casinos obviously welcomed the latest move. Grosvenor Casinos said it reopened 35 of it 46 casinos in England with adequate safety measures such as a limit on capacity, voluntary PPE and face coverings for guests and staff, screens on gaming tables and machines, hand sanitiser stations and contactless payments.

Jonathon Swaine, Managing Director of  Grosvenor Casinos , said: “We’ve been ready to reopen safely for a number of weeks and we are delighted we can now finally welcome back our customers to enjoy our casinos safely once more.”

Genting UK said it opened the majority of its casinos on August 15 itself.

A spokesman said: “After weeks of meticulous planning, we are fully confident that our casinos are ready for re-opening.

“This is what we have been building towards for some time now, and the delays we have experienced have of course been hugely frustrating and damaging to the business.

“The re-opening is therefore incredibly exciting for all involved and we cannot wait to welcome customers back into our casinos.”