Crown Melbourne to increase capacity as Covid-19 restrictions ease

Crown Melbourne has been able to increase the number of customers allowed.
Crown Melbourne has been able to increase the number of customers allowed.

Crown Melbourne has confirmed it has increased its capacity following a relaxation of Covid-19 countermeasures by the Victorian government.

Australia.- Crown Melbourne casino has returned to a 75 per cent capacity limit following a period operating at 50 per cent, or one person per four square meters.

The change comes as the Victorian government eases restrictions since no new locally transmitted cases of Covid-19 have been detected. There are currently no active cases in the state.

Crown Melbourne has also turned on electronic gaming machines and table games which were previously switched off. It said physical distancing and hygiene protocols would remain in place.

It said: “We will continue to work closely with the Government and health authorities in Victoria and will respond to measures taken concerning the Covid-19 pandemic.”

Blackstone makes offer for Crown Resorts

Meanwhile, the Blackstone Group has made a non-binding offer to acquire all remaining shares in Crown Resorts for AU$11.85 cash per share.

The global investment group already has a 10 per cent holding in the casino giant that it acquired from Melco Resorts & Entertainment in April 2020 at a price of AU$8.15 a share.

Crown Resorts is to be investigated by a royal commission in Western Australia to examine its suitability to hold a gaming licence for Crown Perth.

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