Tag Archives: Mark Drakeford

Wales closes betting shops as country enters ‘firebreak’ lockdown

SBC News Wales closes betting shops as country enters ‘firebreak’ lockdown

UK gambling faces another shock as First Minister of Wales Mark Drakeford confirms that the country will enter a ‘time-limited firebreak’ from 6pm on Friday. The measures, which will last for 17 days, will take Wales back to the lockdown restrictions introduced in March and will result in the closure of 366 betting shops. Non-essential retail, leisure and hospitality businesses …

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BGC: Casino and nightclub comparison ‘neither true, nor fair’

BGC pledges to maintain safer gambling momentum. Michael Dugher.

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has hit back at suggestions that casinos were similar to night clubs in terms of spreading coronavirus. During a Facebook Live session, Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford likened casinos to nightclubs in risk profile, claiming that there was an ‘additional risk of coronavirus spreading’. Responding to questions on potential casinos reopening, Drakeford said: “We …

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