Casinos and bingo halls within England and Scotland will be permitted to re-open from 17 May after obtaining final approval for the Government.
The Covid-19 pandemic forced retail venues across the country to close last year.
A phased re-opening began in July last year after the government initially eased coronavirus restrictions. However, operators were forced to close again, first in regional restrictions then in a new national lockdown as 2021 began.
In Feburary, the British government published its roadmap out of lockdown for England, with betting shops set to reopen on 12 April and casinos and bingo halls given a provisional date of no later than 17 May.
iGB now understands that this reopening date has been confirmed by the government, with operators officially receiving word that they can open venues from next week.
As for Scotland, the Betting and Gaming Council were initially critical as plans appeared to delay the reopening of casinos until later than indoor pubs and re..