German Arcades Hope to Reopen in Mid-March

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Despite Germany’s firm blockade, some of the 16 federal states still want to get rid of restrictions, which will allow arcades and entertainment venues to open earlier.

Newspapers report that Prime Minister Angela Merkel is facing a rebellion from some local governments. Some companies, especially garden centers, flower shops and nail salons, are allowed to reopen in several German states.

A poll showed that more than 50% of Germans support relaxing the restrictions.

But insiders in the entertainment and gaming industries still believe that the arcade industry is still far from reopening.

A leading operator told InterGame: “We will be lucky if we can reopen at the end of March or early April.”

We hope all the arcade industry can reopen soon.