Casino Macau Jockey Club to remain closed

Casino Macau Jockey Club to remain closed

The gaming venue will not reopen due to “renovation works”.

Macau.- The Casino Macau Jockey Club, located inside the Macau Roosevelt Hotel, will remain shut after the Friday deadline for Macau casinos to reopen due to “renovation works”.

The casino is licensed as a satellite property under the Macau gaming rights of SJM Holdings Ltd, and was allowed by the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau to keep its doors closed despite the regulator mandating that all casinos reopen by the end of the week.

But it is not the only property that will remain closed. Casino Taipa, also operated by SJM Holdings, will not reopen as it is being used by the government to quarantine people arriving in Macau.

All other Macau properties are now required to resume operations by the end of the week, following the massive two-week shutdown ordered in February due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

“DICJ will continue to monitor casinos round-the-clock, and ensure all the prevention and control measures are in place,” the regulator said in a statement

It has already put strict measures in place, including temperature screening of anyone entering a casino floor; requiring staff and guests to put on masks upon entering the property; asking casino patrons to fill a declaration form about their health, and banning from casinos anyone that has been in the Chinese mainland province of Hubei in the previous 14 days.

The Macau government also requires gaming operators to disinfect their gaming facilities and equipment inside casinos, and maintain distancing measures between operational gaming tables and slot machines.

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