Holland Casino reopens venues after second lockdown

Venues in the Netherlands were forced to close on November 4.
Venues in the Netherlands were forced to close on November 4.

The Netherlands’ state-owned casino monopoly will reopen its 14 venues today.

The Netherlands.- Holland Casino will reopen its 14 casinos today (November 19), after two weeks of lockdown.

It will continue to enforce safety measures including social distancing and increased sanitation. Restaurants and bars will remain closed.

The reopening follows a second two-week closure from November 4 following an initial closure from March until July 1.

That first reopening was brought forward after criticism from industry association VAN Kansspelen.

However a curfew was introduced in September, forcing casinos and gaming halls to close by 1am in many regions.

Holland Casinos turnover for the first half fell by 58.7% year-on-year to €146.3m.

Casinos remain closed in the UK, France, Germany, Italy and several other countries in Europe. Venues in the UK are due to be allowed to open from December 3.

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