SkyCity Entertainment has announced that, except for Auckland, Covid-19 restrictions will no longer be necessary at its New Zealand properties.
This means that the firm’s Hamilton and Queenstown facilities can now operate once again without physical distancing measures and that the general public can return to the casinos.
SkyCity Auckland, however, will continue to operate under restrictions for the time being, until given the green light by the government to resume normal business.
After getting the Covid-19 pandemic under control in the early summer, Auckland witnessed a further outbreak in early August which forced SkyCity to once again suspend operations at SkyCity Auckland. As of August 31 it has been permitted to resume operations under physical distancing and other restrictions.
Futurist and entrepreneur Earle Hall, CEO of AXES reflects on the sixteen predictions made nearly 12 months ago during the AGB Webinar: Life After Covid-19, which looked at how business and personal and work-life would change as a result of the pandemic.
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.