Italy’s retail gaming venues reopen after Covid-19 shutdown iGaming Business · June 16, 2020 at 7:21 am Betting shops, gaming arcades and bingo halls across Italy have started to reopen after being shuttered as a result of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. All gambling venues were forced to close their doors when the country entered into a state of lockdown on 10 March. However, with the Covid-19 situation new improving in Italy, the government has begun to lift some restrictions. This included allowing gambling venues to reopen as of 12 June, with a number of operators having opened their doors again over the weekend. However, venues will only be permitted to open if they operate in line with strict measures put in place by the government to help protect staff and customers.