A Possible Second Wave of Coronavirus Affecting Casinos
It looks like there is going to be a second wave of the coronavirus after the re-opening of non-essentials. This means that the chances of casinos being shut down again are very high since they also happen to be high-risk zones.
There is a lot of physical contact that happens at casinos. For example, the patrons will be sharing gaming equipment like Chips and cards during the casino gaming sessions. And if you are playing at the biggest casinos in Australia it means you are even at higher risk.
A lot of implementations have been put in place to try and curb the spreading of the virus. But, we are not yet sure about how effective they are in avoiding the spreading of the virus. Currently, there have been reported cases of patrons and workers testing positive to the virus which makes everything even more alarming.
The Stars Group had to thoroughly clean and disinfect their premises after one of their patrons tested positive of the deadly coronavirus. The cleaning was according to the normal standard procedure that is supposed to be done after premises have been exposed to the virus.
Additionally, casino workers started to live in fear after one of the Crown Casino workers tested positive to the virus, The casino said that all the players and workers that had been in contact with the patient were warned and the workers were self-isolating in their homes.
Philippines Casino Closes After Three Workers Test Positive to COVID
Straight after the re-opening of the casinos, one of them had to abruptly shut down after three of its workers tested positive to the coronavirus. Immediately after, the Philippines Amusement and Gambling Co-operation had to order an immediate shutdown of the casino on July 17.
Investigations were later carried out and those that had been in contact with the workers were immediately isolated. However, the COVID 19 cases in the Philippines are still on the low, therefore, it is easy for them to contain the virus and avoid it causing any more havoc.
Casinos are one of the most affected groups when it comes to COVID 19. Despite the fact that they are non-essentials, they are also really high-risk zones because there is a lot of sharing and contact that takes place at casinos.
Therefore, it is going to be hard for them to recover the losses that they made during the lockdown. Additionally, a lot of people are now moving to online pokies for their real money gaming meaning that they have also lost most of their customers.