Opening of casinos in Spain

As a result of the COVID-19 health crisis, gambling and betting venues have remained closed as a preventive measure to stop and combat the pandemic. Order SND / 458/2020, published on May 30, allows the opening of bingo halls, casinos and gambling halls in Spain. Online advertising is also allowed Some islands of Gran Canaria (La Gomera, El Hierro, La Graciosa) and the Balearic Islands (Formentera) opened their gambling and gambling establishments on June 1. However, it is today June 8 when the majority of Autonomous Communities go to Phase 3 of the de-escalation in Spain.

Strict hygiene and safety measures in the rooms

The opening of gaming and betting establishments is done under strict sanitary security measures. The gaming and betting rooms can only hold 50% of the maximum capacity allowed in the premises. And in no case may there be more than 50 people, including workers. For this, they must have precise systems that allow knowing the exact number of people who are at any given time. In turn, they must ensure the minimum distance of two meters between users. Order SND / 458/2020 establishes that gambling venues must follow strict safety and hygiene measures. One of the measures is to enable dispensers of hydroalcoholic gels or disinfectants at the entrance of the establishment, at the gaming tables, or any other surface. Cleaning and disinfection of any machine or device between one client and another is mandatory. As well as cleaning chairs, tables or any other contact surface.

2 meter interpersonal distance

Opening of casinos in Spain. The placement of the gaming tables and the machines must be arranged at a minimum distance of two meters to guarantee the safety of the players. They should also clean the casino chips, cards or any other element that may be in contact between customers every two hours. They should also perform ventilation tasks at least twice a day. In the event that the establishment has two doors, one door should be used only as an entrance and the other only as an exit.

Whenever possible, the gambling or betting venue must inform the entrance of the maximum capacity allowed. She should also remind the players of the need to maintain the interpersonal distance of two meters away. The consumption of beverages is allowed inside the gaming premises and they can be consumed sitting at the table or at the bar, as long as the minimum interpersonal distance is respected.

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