FORT LAUDERDALE, FL / ACCESSWIRE / November 23, 2020 /With a death toll which now stands at 250,000 in the United States; casinos and slot parlors in Illinois have been told to close their doors for the second time, as there has been a surge in cases in recent weeks.
The report from CDC Gaming Reports reported that the state had recorded infections of over 10,000 for 12 days and there appears to be over 265,000 people currently suffering from the virus.
There are ten riverboat casinos, as well as 7,135 slot location in Illinois who have been informed that they need to re-enter a lockdown, after already experiencing a 15-week shutdown as a result of the virus at the start of the year. There is no specific date for lifting the lockdown, as there is still uncertainty as to how or when the virus will come to an end.
The strict move for Illinois follows the restrictions placed on Michigan who have been ordered to close down their commercial casinos in Detroit. Other states have put stricter restrictions in place to try and protect their customers from the virus, but it remains to be seen as to whether these states will also be put into full lockdown in the future.
Home of the casinos, Las Vegas, is also experiencing a worrying surge in Covid-19 cases. The governor of the state of Nevada has been actively encouraging residents to wear masks, and there is concern that December and January will be even worse due to holidays, the cold weather and a change in attitude towards the virus.
With the closure of casinos, and the increase in people staying at home, together with financial hardship, there has been a surge in the number of people turning to online gambling.
With casinos closing throughout the globe, the industry is now benefiting from a surge in online gambling, which is a result of people spending more time at home and being short on funds.
Although the gaming industry is being hit hard, those who have an online facility may be experiencing huge benefits from the lockdown.
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