GVC plans 15 June reopening for betting shops

By Owain Flanders

GVC Holdings has announced its plans to reopen its Ladbrokes and Coral betting shops from 15 June.

All of the operator’s 2,445 shops in England will reopen their doors on the 15 June, while the remaining 3,000 shops will open at a later date as lockdowns are eased.

As part of its plan to reopen, GVC has outlined a number of health and safety measures to ensure the safety of customers and staff.

The safety measures, which have been designed to meet the expectations of the UK Government and World Health Organisation, include increased cleaning of facilities, tools to supports social distancing such as floor markings, and provision of hand sanitiser.

Kenny Alexander, GVC CEO, commented: “We are very pleased to be reopening our shops in England as the UK begins the first steps in returning to some form of normality. 

"Ever since the lockdown was introduced, we have been working tirelessly on a plan which will deliver the safest possible environment for both our customers and our people. 

"I am confident we have achieved that and look forward to welcoming our customers back in the near future.”

GVC saw a 1% increase in net gaming revenue (NGR) year-on-year for Q1 2020, while online NGR was up 19%.


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