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Spain – Catalonia gaming association ‘perplexed’ that casinos have been left out of reopening plan

By - 1 March 2021

PATROJOC, the trade association that represents gaming operators in Catalonia, has said it is’perplexed’ after the region excluded gambling venues from its reopening plan.

The association said in a statement: “We consider that there is no public health reason to lead the Generalitat de Catalunya to exclude our sector from the flexibilization of measures. Not considering private gambling is clear and deliberate discrimination of a sector that is especially safe at the health level. The control of access to premises allows us to be very strict with capacity and to have total traceability if necessary in case of possible infection.”

Carlos Duelo, a representative of PATROJOC, added: “This type of establishment is a business like any other. Additional security measures have been applied, such as the installation of screens between machines, disinfection after use, ventilation and air renewal and other measures.”

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