New Rules for the Reopening of Casinos in Belgium Have Been Announced
The rules apply to casinos, gambling centers, and agencies. Notably, hours of operation last from 5 pm to 11:30 pm.
Masks remain mandatory for all customers.
To protect the safety of everyone, players and staff alike, a mask mandate will remain in place. There is also a social distancing measure of 1.5m between each guest. If visitors would like to arrive in a group, then it must be limited to just 4 people.
Sanitation is a large part of these new rules. Hand sanitizer will be abundant for all persons inside the facility. After use, each piece of equipment and the facility, itself, will be thoroughly disinfected.
These rules were announced on June 7th.
Another related announcement comes between the Belgian Gaming Commission and the police.
There is a new protocol between the two entities. The Belgian Gaming Commission will be able to access the federal police’s personal information in an effort to identify visitors. In Class I or Class II gambling facilities, the Belgian Gaming Commission will be able to identify a member of the Integrated Police and subsequently ban them from the establishment.
The protocol requires that new data is transferred every day. This allows the Commission to stay on top of the changes to staffing for the Integrated Police—when staff is added and when staff is lost.
The Belgian Gaming Commission announced the number of sanctions it issued last year.
For 2020, the Commission issued 55 sanctions under 23 cases in last year. With the new rules in place, we expect to see that number change significantly.