Beginning 1 August, Grosvenor Casinos will reopen 44 of its England sites following their temporary closures due to COVID-19, media outlets say.
Branches of the casino operator, part of the Rank Group, will welcome back their customers, having been closed since March, following last week’s government announcement that allowed casinos to reopen from the beginning of next month with strict distancing measures being enforced.
The managing director of Grosvenor Casinos, Jonathon Swaine is quoted as saying: “The health and safety of our customers and team remains our priority. We want to create the best gaming and hospitality experience which guests know and love and a lot of work has gone into ensuring we have the highest standards of hygiene and safety measures in place to do so when we reopen.”
In a casino video, David Haye, the former unified world cruiserweight and WBA world heavyweight boxing champion, highlighted some of the health and safety measures being put in place at all reopening venues.
Customers are expected to use hand sanitisers that are available throughout the day at ‘enhanced cleaning’ dispensers, including tables, chips and machines. Masks will be offered as a wearable option.
Screens will be available for both gaming tables and all electronic devices, along with limits on the number of people who can play games at once.
Reportedly, guests are encouraged to use contactless payments where possible, but the venues will still accept cash as an alternative.
Grosvenor Casinos are in cities around the country such as Birmingham, Blackpool, Bolton, Bournemouth, Bristol, Manchester, Portsmouth, Huddersfield, Leicester, Leeds, Liverpool, Plymouth, Sheffield, Stoke etc.
We’ll be OPENING our doors in select clubs across England on 1st August! 🙌
Before you come and visit, check out this video where @mrdavidhaye shows the changes we’re making. Our priority is keeping you and our team safe so that we can all enjoy the experience. #GrosvenorWithYou pic.twitter.com/cAEORqRkAU
— Grosvenor Casinos (@GrosvenorCasino) July 20, 2020