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Wales – Betting and Gaming Council hails Welsh casino reopenings ‘the right move’

The Welsh Government’s decision to give casinos the green light to re-open has been hailed as “the right move” by the Betting and Gaming Council. Mark Drakeford, Wales’s First Minister, said the venues will be able to get back to business from 29 August following the Covid-19 lockdown. Wales has four casinos employing around 300…

UK – Scottish and Welsh ministers urged to outline casino reopening plan

Ministers in Scotland and Wales have been urged to let casinos in their countries know when they can finally re-open their doors. Venues in England were told earlier this month that they will be able to get back to business on August 1, more than four months after they were closed as part of the…

UK – Betting and Gaming Council urge Welsh Government to support betting companies

The Welsh Government has been urged to protect jobs by re-thinking business rate relief to include high street betting shops, bingo halls and casinos to help them cope with the impact of Covid-19. In a letter to Welsh finance minister Rebecca Evans, Betting and Gaming Council Chief Executive Michael Dugher warned that more than 2,000…

UK – Wales launches new National Strategy to reduce gambling harms

The UK Gambling Commission has joined with partners in Wales to launch the new National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms at an event held in Cardiff. The three-year strategy will drive work across Wales, and the other nations in Britain, to bring a lasting impact on reducing gambling harms – with Welsh health bodies, charities,…

UK – Les Croupiers Casino returns to profit in Cardiff

Cardiff casino Les Croupiers has reported a pre-tax profit of £1.4m for the year ending 31 March 2017, compared to a loss of £440,000 in 2015/16. The return to profit follows the venue’s relocation from the city center to Cardiff’s Capital Shopping Park, opposite Cardiff City Stadium. The casino’s owners said that turnover had increased…