BGC warns of 4,500 job losses if “draconian” Scottish betting shop restrictions continue

Trade body claims 900 betting shops are at risk with racing also under threat due to Covid-19

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has called on the Scottish government to end “draconian” Covid-19 restrictions on the country’s betting shops, warning that 4,500 jobs could be at risk. Scotland’s 900 betting shops have been open since 29 June, albeit under heavy restrictions. The limitations include agreeing not to show live races, removing all…

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