Several casinos in the United States were re-closed or ordered to suspend operations for a certain period. In Miami, Churchill Downs ‘ Calder Casino, Hialeah Park, Casino Miami and Magic City are already closed. The Gila river Indian community suspended three casinos in the Phoenix area for the second time.
In Michigan, two employees of the Legends Diner restaurant at Soaring Eagle casino tested positive for Covid-19. Rush Street’s Rivers casino in Pittsburgh was ordered to suspend operations for a week after a gambling employee was found to have a coronavirus.
In all Mississippi casinos, visitors were required to wear protective face masks. Similar measures were taken in late June in all Las Vegas casinos.
Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak warned that all gambling establishments must comply with the rules on the mandatory wearing of masks. Otherwise, the casinos will be closed again. The United States is ranked first in the world for the number of Covid-19 cases. Authorities are deciding to re-close gambling establishments amid a growing number of infected people. At the same time, in the UK, the government is in no hurry to reopen land-based casinos, despite the fact that the number of new patients with confirmed coronavirus is decreasing daily.
The UK sports betting and gambling Council is calling for a casino to open in July
The sports betting and gambling Council has called on UK government Ministers to open a casino in July, assuring it is safe to do so. Last week, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced new measures to ease restrictions. Pubs, restaurants, cinemas and theaters will open from July 4, but casinos will remain closed. Bookmakers in England resumed their work on June 15, and lottery halls have been given the go-ahead to serve customers since July.
The industry standards body said 120 UK casinos had put in place strict health and safety measures. Gambling establishments are ready to reopen their doors, providing the necessary sanitary measures. Customers will only be able to play at one table, disinfecting their hands before and after the game.
BCG chief Executive Michael Dugher said: “We are disappointed by the government’s decision not to allow the casino to open on July 4. I urge Ministers to review the measures and allow gambling establishments to continue operating safely later in July. At a time of great economic uncertainty, the casino’s contribution to the country’s budget cannot be underestimated.”
Previously, it was expected that casinos in the UK should open on July 4 as part of the third stage of easing restrictions imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic.