According to a statement made by British prime minister Boris Johnson in the morning of July 17, casinos in the United Kingdom, particularly in England, will finally be allowed to reopen starting August 1st.
Betting shops were the first allowed to reopen last month. Several retail casino businesses have hoped to reopen next in July, but lawmakers have moved the date to August 1, as confirmed by the prime minister himself.
This decision was highly praised by the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC), which for many occasions had urged the government to allow gambling businesses to operate again ever since England was placed in lockdown for over four months already.
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