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English Betting Shops to Reopen on 15 June

by Glenn Baird - May 26, 2020

Betting shops will begin reopening in England on the 15th of June as part of the government’s strategy to ease COVID-19 lockdown measures. It is important to note that these measures will only be in effect in England as the rest of the UK in not subject to the same judicial process.

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has provided a list of all non-essential retailers that can open their doors to business as of the 15th of June. The full list that can be open from June 15, although some are already allowed to be open, includes:

  • Food retailers
  • Chemists
  • Hardware/homeware stores
  • Fashion shops
  • Charity shops
  • Betting shops and arcades
  • Tailors, dress fitters and fashion designers
  • Car dealerships
  • Auction houses
  • Antique stores
  • Retail art galleries
  • Photography studios
  • Gift shops and retail spaces in theatres, museums, libraries, heritage sites and tourism sites
  • Mobile phone stores
  • Indoor and outdoor markets
  • Craft fairs
  • Similar types of retail

Shops will be expected to put certain social distancing measures into place, which may include plastic screens, regular disinfecting ad hand washing, where applicable.

The reopening will coincide with Royal Ascot, which looks set to go ahead between the 16th and the 20th of June.

Most shops will not open at once as it is thought that there will be a staged re-opening throughout the year.

The North American country of Canada shares a border with The United States of America and has coasts on the Atlantic, Arctic and Pacific oceans. The population of Canada is currently in the region of 37.8 million people. With regard to the gambling sector, Canada has historically existed in a grey area but in recent years there has been a move towards officially recognizing that casino gaming, slots play, horse racing, lottery play, video lottery play, charitable gaming and interactive gaming are permitted in the country’s borders. There is no land-based licensor, but online gambling appears to be perfectly legal for Canadian citizens who wish to play.

Disclaimer:

The above information is what we believe to be the the legal status of online gambling, however information on this topic is limited and hard to find. We accept no liability for any errors or ommissions. It is the reader’s responsibility to ensure that they know the legality of online gambling in their country before engaging with any online gambling service.