Starting from midnight on Monday, SkyCity Entertainment Group’s Adelaide casino and entertainment facilities closed due to new state-wide Covid restrictions.
The move comes in line with South Australian government mandates following three new cases found in the community.
The casino facilities are expected to remain closed until midnight of July 23rd, when authorities plan to review the restrictions. The property’s hotel will remain open to current guests “pending further advice from the South Australian Government”. The group’s New Zealand properties remain open.
For this edition of our magazine, we focus on Southeast Asia, with a particular look at the Philippines. The country’s casino industry has been among the hardest hit in Asia, with the integrated resorts in Manila’s Entertainment City having remained mostly closed to the general public since the beginning of the crisis last year.
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.