New London Casino Curfew Rules

Many ways in which Londoners can enjoy a great night out is by visiting one of the many casinos in central London from The Hippodrome, Grosvenor Victoria and the Empire in Leicester Square. For those still shielding or not wanting to risk getting out there, there are a myriad of online casino UK options available.

Casino loyalty schemes.

There are so many benefits to visiting these casinos as when you are on the casino floor you can take advantage of the casino’s generous hospitality with free soft drinks and hot drinks even if you are watching the action at the tables unfold. Some casinos also have VIP programmes for those that do spend some money within their walls. For example, in the Hippodrome you can reach the level of tribune membership level, which means that you can get complimentary trips to Las Vegas, luxury hotel stays and much more. This, however, is by invitation only. The Grosvenor does a sort of loyalty scheme where every time you spin a wheel or buy any food or drink you earn something called play points. When you have earned 8000 play points, you will be given a gold card which gives you exclusive rewards and promotions.

The New COVID Curfew.

Unfortunately, due to the ongoing global health crisis and the increase in COVID-19 cases in the UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson has imposed a 10 pm curfew on all hospitality venues across England. Scotland and Wales also announced these measures, and they now have been in place for over a week. The British Gambling Commission had this to say on the new curfew restrictions: “Boris Johnson may well have signalled the death knell for the casino industry by including them in the list of venues which will be forced to close their doors at 10 pm. He has taken this decision despite the sector offering to close its bars and restaurants inside casinos at 10 pm. Despite the fact, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport argued that casinos – which do up to 70 per cent of their trade after 10 pm – should be exempt from these restrictions.”

Casinos across London and the rest of England will feel this new curfew worst as they have only been allowed to open their doors just under two months before these new restrictions. Casinos were the last of the hospitality industry to open their doors as they had to stay closed a month longer than bars, pubs and restaurants. Due to similar circumstances in Ireland, online no deposit bonus casino sites are gaining more attention.

Michael Dugher, the Chief Executive of the BGC, called on the Government to help out saying “It is now absolutely vital that the Government throws the industry a lifeline by putting in place an urgent economic package to alleviate the damage that this decision will cause. That must include an extension to the furlough scheme beyond 31 October, while there is also merit in Labour’s calls for a £1.7bn ‘High Street fightback fund’ to help those businesses affected by the curfew.”

This new curfew could now encourage those that frequent casinos in person, to head online where there are lots of promotions and freebies to be had.