Casinos must close as part of the Netherlands’ new Covid-19 lockdown.
The Netherlands.- The government has declared new measures to tackle an increase in Covid-19 cases, including the closure of all public buildings.
The state-owned monopoly casino brand Holland Casino is affected and will have to close all of its 14 venues until November 18.
Almost all publicly accessible businesses are affected by the lockdown, with the exception of some shops and professions.
Holland Casino previously closed its venues from mid-March until July 1 under the Netherland’s first lockdown.
Those measures were initially to last until September but were lifted early after criticism from the industry association VAN Kansspelen.
A curfew was imposed in September obliging casinos and gaming halls to close by 1am, and casinos were warned to enforce Covid-19 protocols.
Holland Casino’s turnover for the first half fell by 58.7 per cent year-on-year to €146.3m.