Some UK casinos will close their doors from Wednesday 14 October 2020, following another Covid-19 lockdown announced by Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The sites will close in a cluster of cities and towns in accordance with new measures introduced by the UK government.
Other select businesses will close casinos in Liverpool, Knowslin, Sefton, Wirral, St Helens and Halton. This means that despite warnings about bankruptcy and job losses, as well as financial hardships, casinos in the above locations will not be able to open to any business. Retail bookmakers are also included in the strict new measures, which means that players will no longer be able to place bets on the main streets on current sporting events.
In a last-ditch effort to stop the casino from closing, the bosses have pledged to ban indoor alcohol so that work can continue with reduced service offerings. However, the UK government on Monday 12 October introduced a new three-tier lockdown system due to the coronavirus, which means casinos in other regions across the country could also be closed if the region moves to the third and strictest quarantine level.