Crown implements social distancing, deactivates units

Australia’s Crown Resorts said it was implementing social distancing measures at its Crown Melbourne property, deactivating every second gaming machine and electronic table game.

The company will impose distancing at seated table games and will not allow standing players. It will also restrict the number of players at each stand-up table game to five and will restrict the number of guests in all its food and beverage facilities to 450.

The social distancing policy for Crown Melbourne has been approved by the Victorian Chief Health Officer. 

Crown has also implemented other precautionary measures across its Crown Melbourne and Crown Perth entertainment complexes, including the provision of alcohol-based hand sanitiser and more frequent and strengthened cleaning measures.

The policies are similar to those adopted in Macau casinos when they opened following a government-mandated 15-day closure in February.