Macau is ready to allow gambling establishments to reopen after the fear of coronavirus has passed.
The greatest fear of coronavirus seems to have passed, and the affected areas are trying to return to normal life. Satisfied that they did enough to stop the spread of the deadly disease, Macau is preparing to resume casino operations in a special administrative area.
Macau Business reports that Macau casinos will again be able to start work at midnight, February 20. The news came from Lei Wai Nong, the Minister of Economics and Finance, who informed the press some days ago.
Nevertheless, the opened gambling establishments will not look the usual way. All casino workers and visitors will have to wear face masks, just as they did in the period immediately before the casinos were forced to close. New measures will also be introduced, such as adding extra space between gaming tables.
This is great news for Macau casino operators who have experienced very difficult times due to closures, because of millions dollars that casinos have lost each day when they were closed.
Even with reopening of casinos the gross gambling revenue (GGR) can’t be the same as last year. In the period preceding the closure, gambling revenue decreased by 75% for a year, while the number of visitors for the first time dropped significantly over.