Century Entertainment said it now expects the opening of a new casino in Dara Sakor to take place in April after being delayed to a new round of Covid-19 mandated closures in Cambodia.
The Hong Kong-listed company plans to launch mass market tables at the casino after switching from a similar plan to operate tables in the coastal casino hub of Sihanoukville. Dara Sakor is a controversial China-backed entertainment zone spanning 36,000 hectares in a remote area of the country.
A local union in Jeju held a public demonstration in which it pledged to work for the interests of casino workers who have been badly affected by the coronavirus pandemic and related crisis for the tourism industry.
The world is bouncing back, or at least coming to grips with the fact that going forward not much will be the same as before. Commendably, this industry quickly understood the need to adapt to a new normal, and that the days of targeting the low hanging fruit of the VIP sector are gone.
Over the years, many of the answers have been remarkably prescient in their forecasts for the near-term direction of Asia’s gaming industry. However, we can safely say that no one came anywhere close to guessing what 2020 may have had in store.