Land Casinos Close Due to Covid-19 as Online Casinos Benefit

Land Casinos are being forced to close due to the global pandemic that is currently happening. This is causing an increase in the amount of customers resorting to online gambling in order to place limited sporting bets, but also play a huge range of games at online casinos in the UK.

Land casinos across the globe are just one of many types of businesses that have had to close due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus. Betting shops and brick and mortar casinos are prepared for the drop in revenue as no customers are able to come into their casino, play their games, place sporting bets and also buy drinks, food etc. For those that only operate as a shop and have no sort of online accessibility, this is devastating and can cause huge financial upset, so bad that some may not be able to return to the market.

On the other hand, we have online casinos that are in fact benefiting a little from people not going to land casinos and people just generally feeling bored and deciding to play casino games as a way of passing time during isolation. As it stands, due to the isolation period being fairly new in the UK, we can only forecast as to what we predict. But in some areas of the world, isolation has been going on for a while now and results are already starting to show.

People who are sat at home isolating can become very bored very quickly and therefore look for something to do online. Of course, playing games is one of the first things that come to mind. Online casinos therefore come into play. You can play games and win money at the same time. This doesn’t always have to be the reason why you are playing. If you wish, you can bet pennies on some of the games, just so that you aren’t gambling high amounts and are still enjoying the fun. Players who would visit casinos every now and then are now playing the same games, betting the same amounts, just online instead. This is also contributing to the spike in online gambling.

Sports betting is also dropping as punters are not able to bet on their favourite sporting events or place the usual weekly bets that they would like. The reason for this is because those events aren’t taking place, with the sporting world also on lockdown. The weekly accumulator on premier league football can no longer happen, unless you are betting on Virtual sports.

Casinos can use this as an opportunity to offer more exciting games and bonuses for players to take advantage of whilst in a lockdown. As long as you gamble responsibly, this can benefit you. Give you something new to try whilst isolating. No one can know for sure how long this isolation period will last. It will be interesting to see the effects that Covid-19 has on both land casinos, betting shops and then also online casinos and sports betting sites.

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