CASINO WORLD NEWS UK casinos want to ban alcohol to avoid “catastrophic” closings 1 week ago Samuel Post Views: 78 Casinos in the UK have proposed an alcohol ban to avoid “catastrophic” closures which could lead to thousands of job losses. The venues which employ 14,000 people and raised £1.3bn for the Treasury in the last three years are in fear of being forced to close their doors once again in the latest round of COVID restrictions being introduced by the Government. In a last-ditch bid to avoid closure, the sector has said it is prepared to stop selling alcohol altogether to ensure their omission from the list of businesses being ordered to close. Michael Dugher, chief executive of the Betting and Gaming Council, has written to every MP urging them to lobby the Government to allow casinos to stay open. Mr Dugher said: “Casinos have already proved, thanks to their world class track and trace systems, the use of Perspex screens, hand sanitisers and strict social distancing rules, that they are Covid-secure according to Public Health England. There are relatively few casinos, we know that their impact on Covid is negligible and they have in fact operated perfectly safely since re-opening in August. There are no public health grounds to order their closure now.” Ministers need to understand that casinos are not pseudo-nightclubs or places where young people go to drink. Nevertheless, they are willing to reduce their risk levels even further by refusing to serve alcohol, which the Government seems to think is another factor in the spread of the virus. In light of all of this, I would urge ministers to be reasonable and allow casinos to remain safely open and continue to play their part in raising desperately-needed tax revenues for the Treasury, whilst also stopping the spread of the coronavirus. SamuelI am a journalist specializing in gambling in Africa and around the world. I am particularly interested in stories about games and casinos. Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Print Tags: alcochol, Casinos, United Kingdom Continue Reading Previous History of gambling – How to overcome your gambling problem?Next Ghana – Chinese man dies in casino after losing money More Stories ANGOLA CASINO Top rated land-based casinos in Angola 21 hours ago Peris Wambu CASINO SOUTH AFRICA Celebrating 1 year of NOVOMATIC Linked success at Carnival City 21 hours ago Iwo Bulski WORLD NEWS Another UK survey shows fall in gambling 22 hours ago Szarlot BETTING WORLD NEWS BtoBet finalist for SBC’s “Sportsbook supplier of the year” award 2 days ago Samuel ONLINE WORLD NEWS Playtech is strengthening in Greece with Novibet 3 days ago Szarlot CASINO ONLINE Why Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies and casinos are great together? 4 days ago Szarlot 1 thought on “UK casinos want to ban alcohol to avoid “catastrophic” closings” E_Play Africa is good to go.I like its updates about Betting and Gambling Business. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.