It has been a tough 5 months for the land-based gambling industry but there is good news as casinos in Wales have finally opened up their doors again. Casinos reopened in Wales on Saturday 29th August, much to the joy of both the employees who work there and the customers.

What Safety Precautions are in Place?

Of course, with the reopening of casinos, we are seeing lots of new safety precautions in place to stop the spread of Covid-19 as the casino industry does not want to see any further lockdowns imposed.

Some of the measures that have been introduced by venues include having customers leave details for the track and trace system, stricter social distancing rules, hand sanitiser stations and plastic screens.

The general manager of the Grosvenor Casino in Cardiff said he is delighted to finally welcome back customers and have them enjoy playing in the casino safely. He stated that the casino has exceeded the necessary hygiene and safety standards too, which should give people the confidence to return to the casinos.

The chief executive of the Betting and Gaming Council, Michael Dugher, echoed this statement, saying that the Welsh Government has listened to the concerns of the gambling industry and responded to their efforts to reopen safely.

The Economy

This is great news also for the Welsh economy as casinos make a vital contribution and can help with the nation’s economic recovery. There are 4 casinos in Wales which are located in Cardiff and Swansea, and these will be open for people to enjoy and spend money.

This is also fantastic news for the staff as these casinos employ more than 300 people. With the government furlough scheme coming to an end in October, staff will be relieved to have their jobs back.

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