The UK Betting and Gambling Council has criticized the actions of the Scottish authorities, who have introduced a new restriction on the operation of the casino. The Scottish government has ordered gambling houses to close at midnight to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Officials have again cut the ground from under the feet of casino operators in Scotland, who have been resisting inexplicable decisions of the authorities related to the prevention of coronavirus throughout 2021, the Betting and Gambling Council noted. The organization emphasized that the next restriction is detrimental to gambling houses, whose operators did everything to ensure sanitary safety. Casinos do most of their business after 10 p.m., and forcing establishments to close at midnight is economically harmful, such a decision by officials shows a complete misunderstanding of the gambling industry, said the UK Betting and Gambling Council. Since, the organization explained, the further fate of hundreds of employees of Scottish gambling houses becomes unclear, in addition, the income of casinos from which the state receives taxes will be reduced. My Lucky Story wrote that in South Africa, due to the outbreak of the coronavirus, the authorities demanded that gambling houses suspend their work. As reported, anti-coronavirus restrictions on the activities of gambling establishments have been lifted in Massachusetts since May 2021. Recall that the Nevada authorities allowed local gambling houses to determine the measures necessary for the prevention of COVID-19.