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No doubt, limits on customer numbers and distancing has hurt casino gaming revenue over the past year, but gaming industry executive David Croft says the increased spacing hasn’t hurt yields as much as one would expect.
The local government in Preah Sihanouk has imposed an overnight curfew, banned alcohol and prohibited gatherings outside of family groups in Sihanoukville due to a rise in Covid cases.
U.S. based casino operator MGM Resorts has been given the go-ahead by the Nevada Gaming Control Board to return their gaming floors to full pre-pandemic occupancy with no social distancing.
Crown Perth, which has had a choppy few weeks in terms of openings and forced Covid closures, said it's reopening from May 8th.
Crown Resorts said it has been allowed to ease social distancing requirements at its Crown Melbourne property to allow up to 75 percent of its permitted capacity.
SkyCity Entertainment said its Auckland property will be able to operate without restrictions on mass gatherings from Tuesday, 23 February after the government moved the Covid-19 alert to level 1 from level 2.
The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp (PAGCOR) said it will allow licensed poker clubs to widen or customise their tables to allow greater seating capacity, while maintaining social distancing rules.
Australia's Star Entertainment said it will now be able to host up to 10,000 guests in its casino areas in Sydney following the easing of Covid-19 mandated restrictions.
Paradise Co. reported its casino sales in January declined 36.2 percent from the prior month, after seeing strong improvement in December.
South Korea said on Sunday it will extend social distancing measures introduced to try to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus pandemic for another six days, to Jan. 3 after reporting a further 970 cases on Saturday.