Paddy Power to reopen English & Irish betting shops in Royal Ascot week

Paddy Power has announced that it will reopen all betting shops in England, plus 150 Irish estates from Monday 15 June – ‘just in time for Royal Ascot’ (16-20 June).

The bookmaker stated that its betting shops in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland remain closed until further notice by regional governments.

Helping its retail staff work under unprecedented circumstances, Paddy Power has launched its new in-store ‘Do Your Brit‘ campaign informing customers of hygiene and safety procedures to follow.

Paddy Power details that it will limit the number of customers in betting shops at any one time, with all shops providing 2-metre floor markings to ensure social distancing between patrons.

Retail staff will recommend that all customers use hand sanitisers available when they enter the shops, with the use of contactless payments as the preferred payment option.

In addition, Customers will be asked to take bet-slip pens with them once they have placed their wager.

Accommodating for pandemic circumstances, Paddy Power has reminded its retail customers that they can still cash-out previous winning in-store bet-slips to their online accounts by emailing their bet-slip and further player information to [email protected].

“As our shops reopen, our number one priority is keeping our customers and team members safe. So, all our shops will follow the latest government guidelines on social distancing,” it said in a reopening statement.

“This news is the latest ray of light in these dark times after horse racing returned in the UK and Ireland earlier this month. The Premier League is expected to start next week and you can get involved with the action in all stores in England and 150 across Ireland.”

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