Sascha Blodau, General Manager at Gauselmann (UK) has warmly welcomed the relaxation of the trading rules which will permit the opening of Adult Gaming Centres from June 15th and confirmed that the company is ready to implement its detailed ‘Return To Work’ programme which includes all of the government’s protocols covering the safeguarding of both customers and staff.

He said: “Like every other business in Britain we are very much looking forward to returning to work and as the prime minister said at the weekend, helping the economy to “bounce back”. The Praesepe brand of low stake gaming entertainment is famous for delivering fun and enjoyment and we look forward to bringing the Gauselmann smile back to Britain’s high streets.

“By getting our staff back to work we will also be taking the financial burden off the government at the same time as injecting much needed income into all of the local economies in which Praesepe has venues. This is about helping local people – our customers and staff – as well as local economies.”

He added: “We have utilised the last two months developing and fine tuning our detailed return to work programme, which comprises a set of specific protocols and initiatives to help safeguard all staff and customers. One of the many advantages of being an international operator is that we have been able to benefit from the experience of our sister brands in Germany, Serbia and Spain which have returned to trading ahead of the UK. This means that we are ready and fully prepared for the challenges of the ‘new normal’ and once again delivering safe and socially responsible gaming entertainment to players the length and breadth of the country.”