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Spillemyndigheden Announced Closure of Casino & Gaming Halls

8 December 2020, 17:21
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Spillemyndigheden (Danish Gaming Authority) presented new rules concerning land-based entertainment in the country in December. The new wave of coronavirus forced the organization to close casinos, gaming halls, betting, and lottery shops across the country. According to the latest casino news, measures will vary depending on the region and can be continued if needed.

Spillemyndigheden Announced Closure of Casino & Gaming Halls

The stricter social measures will be implemented in Denmark due to the increasing number of positive COVID-19 tests. The Danish Health Authority already described in detail how people should use face masks and where, but now has decided to turn to more limitations.

The Danish Gaming Authority reacted to the new initiative by closing brick-and-mortar entertainment stores. Beginning from December 9 and until January 3, all Danish casinos and other types of land-based gambling entertainment must be closed in 38 out of 98 municipalities. Among the red-zone centers are Copenhagen, Odense, Aarhus, and a few areas in Zealand.

As part of the land-based entertainment, restaurants, bars, and other venues will be closed in the aforementioned regions. Alcohol selling will be restricted by 10 PM point, while the Health Authority also calls for limiting social contact during this period. If the numbers don't go down, the limitations for the entertaining and gambling industry can be continued until February.

British casino representatives face another problem in Denmark

Spillemyndigheden also explained how the country would react to the UK's exit from the EU. The official regulator explained that casino owners with British registration would be obliged to register in the EU to continue the gambling business in Denmark. As Brexit will come to an end on January 1, 2021, UK-based operators have to re-register their venues according to the new rules.

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