Retail has returned, but what does the future hold?

Betting shops reopened in June to provide a welcome boost for operators amid the turbulence of Covid-19. But will they return to business as usual, or has prolonged closure sounded the death knell for the UK’s retail sector?

Bookmakers received a shot in the arm when the UK government announced retail outlets could reopen on 15 June after Covid-19 caused months of uncertainty and financial turmoil throughout the sector. The UK’s biggest operators, including GVC Holdings and Flutter Entertainment, implemented intricate action plans following the announcement to ensure a return to retail was…

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