SkyCity Entertainment Group issued a statement on Wednesday morning announcing that it anticipated being able to reopen its Auckland property to the public on August 31.
The reappearance of Covid-19 infection in New Zealand forced a return to an emergency shutdown. So long as there isn’t a major flare up of new infections in the coming days, Auckland is expected to shift from Alert Level 3 to Alert Level 2 at midnight on August 30, allowing the return to business.
SkyCity’s Hamilton and Queenstown properties have remained open throughout the latest wave of the pandemic.
Physical distancing and other countermeasures will remain in force at all of SkyCity’s facilities.
This Dossier results from the “Life After POGOs” editorial project by Asia Gaming Brief which culminated with a pop-up digital forum on 9th December to discuss potentials ramifications in the industry.
Tomakomai Mayor Hirofumi Iwakura has again pressed the Hokkaido prefectural authorities led by Governor Naomichi Suzuki to rejoin the IR race in the current cycle, arguing that the nine-month delay in the national licensing timeline provides adequate opportunity to resolve environmental and other concerns.
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.
While nowhere in the world has escaped the economic fallout from the Covid-19 crisis, Macau has been hit harder than most, with forecasts for gross domestic product to shrink more than 50 percent this year.