Shuttered UK Casinos Face 'Existential' Summer

  • Table game hygiene fears a key factor
  • Venues already closing down for good
  • Rank Group burning £10m a month

Spurned by the UK government this week, the country’s land-based casinos are burning through their cash while weighing permanent closures and mass lay-offs.

On Tuesday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a relaxation of lockdown restrictions in England, allowing for much of the country’s hospitality industry to reopen, but casinos were left off the list even as bingo halls and arcades were permitted to restart.

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