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Reopening of gaming venues

In accordance with the Ministerial Decision Download file Décision Ministérielle 87 du 4 novembre 2020 Décision Ministérielle 87 du 4 novembre 2020 and with the Ministerial Decision Download file Décision Ministérielle du 26 novembre 2020 Décision Ministérielle du 26 novembre 2020 until 18 December 2020 inclusive:

  • The gaming and slot machine rooms (those falling under category P as mentioned in Article GEN 4 of Annex No. 1- Book One general provisions common to all constructions, as amended, of Ministerial Decree No. 2018-1079, of 21 November 2018, amended, as referred to above) must cease operations by 9.30 pm at the latest
  • By derogation from the provisions of Article 3, clients using gaming rooms and slot machines have until 10 p.m. to travel from the gaming venue to their home. The gaming venue will issue them with a declaration showing their time of departure; a template is available in Download file Annexe 2 - Justificatif de déplacement dérogatoire Annexe 2 - Justificatif de déplacement dérogatoire

Specific measures 

  • Organise a deep clean of premises before reopening, to include carpet cleaning, to ensure that all subsequent disinfection operations are effective
  • Limit the number of guests permitted within the venue to one person per 4m2, including staff
  • Require disinfection of hands on every arrival at/departure from gaming tables and slot machines
  • Provide protective visors for croupiers (especially those running card games and craps tables), in addition to mandatory wearing of masks for all games in which they are in close proximity to guests
  • Rearrange the layout of slot machines to ensure a distance of 1.5 m between them, or install separators of a sufficient height between machines
  • Install separation screens of a sufficient height to prevent droplets of saliva spreading between players around a single gaming table
  • Schedule cleaning once per day and disinfection several times per day of gaming equipment: racks, dice, card shoes, card shufflers, balls, blocks, rakes, crosses, chip dispensers, touch tables, palettes, chip trays, chips, etc.

Summary guide 

Below, you will find the prevention guide for gaming venues, setting out the mandatory instructions to be followed as well as the basic rules that should be applied.

The Department of Health Affairs, the Department of Employment, the Business Development Agency and the Police Department are each responsible, in their own field, for the execution of this document with regard to compliance with this decision.

See the summary guide: Download file Etablissement de jeux Etablissement de jeux    


Last update: 03/12/2020

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