The Philippines has barred entry to 19 countries, including Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore, to help prevent the introduction of a new strain of the Covid-19 virus, recently discovered in the U.K.
This week's "By The Numb3rs" compares the change in land-based casino gross gaming revenues (GGR) across five key gaming jurisdictions in Asia-Pacific.
Visitors who moved freely around their casino hotel in contravention of quarantine rules have lead to a spike in cases in Cambodia's Kandal province and the resulting closure of many of its casinos.
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.