It has been announced today that some UK casinos are to shut their doors from Wednesday 14th October 2020 amid another Covid-19 lockdown announced by Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
The venues will close in a a cluster of towns and cities under new measures introduced by the UK Government.
Regions that will see casinos shuttered among other selected businesses include: Liverpool, Knowsley, Sefton, Wirral, St Helens and Halton.
This means that, despite warnings of businesses going under and staff loses their jobs as well as being placed in financial hardship, casino venues in the above locations will not be allowed to open for any business.
Retail betting shops are also included in the strict new measures, meaning that punters will no longer be able to place wagers on the high street on current sporting events.
In a last ditch attempt to stop closures, casino bosses pledged to introduce an alcohol ban in premises so that operations could continue under reduced service offerings.
However, the government of the UK today introduced a new three tier lockdown system, which means that casinos in other regions throughout the country may also face closure if they enter the 3rd and most strict tier.
Regions with low rates of Covid-19 infection will be placed in Tier 1, which includes 10pm closing times, whereas Tier 2 regions will be faced with additional lockdown measures, such as no households mixing and a rule of fix applied.
Tier 3, the most serious and strictest of all the tiers are classed as the highest rate of Coronavirus transmissions and will see complete temporary closure as in the aforementioned.