Danish gaming venues to close amid new Covid-19 measures

first_img The Danish Gaming Authority (Spillemyndigheden) has confirmed land-based gambling venues in 18 municipalities across the country will have to temporarily close from 9 December in line with new novel coronavirus (Covid-19) measures. Denmark currently has eight active licences for land-based casinos, including two on board ferries, while a further permit has been issued for a land-based casino in Copenhagen, which had been scheduled to open before the end of the year. Email Address Permission to operate land-based casinos is granted for up to 10 years at a time. Indoor sporting venues and cultural centres will also have to remain shuttered until at least January. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter The closure order, which applies to casinos, gaming halls and restaurants, has been issued by the Danish government and will cover the Greater Copenhagen area, Aarhus, Odense and several areas with the Sjælland region. The window to apply for land-based gaming permits opened in October and is due to run until 29 January, with applications for casinos on board Danish ships in regular service also set to be accepted during this period. It comes as Spillemyndigheden is accepting applications for new land-based and on-ship casinos in the country.center_img In total, 38 municipalities in Denmark now face the stricter rules, with all land-based gambling venues in these areas having to close until 3 January next year. Danish gaming venues to close amid new Covid-19 measures Topics: Casino & games Land-based casino Regions: Denmark The announcement came after the government said it would also extend national measures until at least 28 February next year. This will see people urged to limit social contact with others and to work from home possible. Casino & games Tags: Covid-19 7th December 2020 | By Robert Fletcherlast_img read more