The new wave of COVID-19 pandemic forced the Belgian government to review quarantine measures. As the country is divided into four major regions, each has received its own time and attendance requirements. Our online magazine reviews the latest casino news and informs about the upcoming changes in Belgium.
The recent general rules for gambling venues in Belgium are quite strict. Thus, the regions that have allowed playing in casinos have limited the maximum number of punters to 40, which is generally correlates with the requirement of no more than one person for 10 square meters. The closing time differs from region to region, but all casinos have to be closed no later than 11:30 PM.
The upcoming coronavirus wave scares governors, and they have accepted new limits that will come into effect from October 30. Brick-and-mortar casinos and other gambling venues like betting shops in Belgium have to meet the following requirements, which differ from province to province.
What are the limits in every province?
Brussels Capital Region continues strict and full gambling conservation. Casinos should be closed all day round; nothing has changed since a quarantine start.
Walloon Region allows gatherings if the requirement of 1 person per 10 sq. m. is adhered to. The local government allows even up to 200 people per venue, but the traditional 40 people seem to be the casinos' reality. Gambling venues should be closed by 9:30 PM due to renewed rules.
Flemish Region forces gambling venues to be closed from 6 PM like other cultural premises, while the attendance should not exceed 40 individuals.
Still, Belgian casinos cannot offer any drinks and foods in the venues, while all the punters have to wear face masks. Also, state-controlled registration should be made before entering any gambling premises.