Pandemic shuts gambling venues in Germany, Italy and France

The countries have accepted official plans to suspend all gambling activities conducted in person.

Starting October 30, France will keep gambling venues closed until December as a part of a broader lockdown.

Facilities such as betting shops, bingo halls and casinos will remain shuttered.

In Germany, the government has also only allowed essentials to remain open with all recreational values – which includes casino, betting shops and so on – as those venues that must shut down now.

This comes just after the country re-regulated its gambling laws.

Italy has also showed resolve in its decision to shut down gambling facilities.

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has signed an emergency decree introducing a second national degree.

Casinos will have to remain closed until at least November 24.

While this is bad for retail business and imperils the livelihoods of hard workers, the online segment has soared.

Due to lack of retail alternatives, gamblers have flocked to the digital frontier to rediscover a world of opportunity.

With multiple established crypto brands as viable alternatives, players from these three countries may try their luck at trusted casinos such as Bitcasino, 1xBit, and FortuneJack.

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Written by David


David is co-founder of, and has worked in the crypto gambling space since 2015.

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