Almost a third of Macau casinos to remain closed

A total of twelve Macau casinos, nearly a third of the territory’s 41 venues, have opted not to open today, according to Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ) Director Paulo Martins Chan.

Moreover, the approximately 1,800 gaming tables to be made available to players in the 29 casinos that will open represent less than 30 percent that were in operation before the coronavirus-inspired suspension of business.

Among those opting not to immediately reopen are the Altira, Grand Dragon Hotel, Grand Lapa, Macau Jockey Club, Oceanus, President Hotel, Regency Art Hotel, Rio Hotel, Sands Cotai Central, and the Waldo.

The Macau government has provided gaming operators the option to postpone reopening their casinos for a period of thirty days, recognizing that the paucity of demand may make it more advantageous for some casinos to wait a period of time before relaunching their operations.