SkyCity Entertainment has announced that, except for Auckland, Covid-19 restrictions will no longer be necessary at its New Zealand properties.
This means that the firm’s Hamilton and Queenstown facilities can now operate once again without physical distancing measures and that the general public can return to the casinos.
SkyCity Auckland, however, will continue to operate under restrictions for the time being, until given the green light by the government to resume normal business.
After getting the Covid-19 pandemic under control in the early summer, Auckland witnessed a further outbreak in early August which forced SkyCity to once again suspend operations at SkyCity Auckland. As of August 31 it has been permitted to resume operations under physical distancing and other restrictions.
Last week, gaming supplier Scientific Games Corporation held its inaugural customer-only SG Asia Summit & Virtual Experience, with its top decision-makers in Asia sharing their views for the year ahead.
Sportradar said it has formed strategic partnerships with the New York Jets and Baltimore Ravens to support their efforts in maximizing sponsor performance and unlocking new opportunities for their partners in the rapidly growing legal sports betting category.
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.