Genting Highland shutdown to be extended

Malaysian giant casino operator to be severely hit by the crisis, analysts said.
Genting Highland in Malaysia

Genting Highland casino closure is going to be extended until 14 April, according to the company.

Malaysia.- The Resorts World Genting tourism complex, including the only licensed casino venue in Malaysia, informed in a statement posted on its customer website that a shutdown of operations would be extended until April 14.

According to the company, the measure is related to Malaysia’s prime minister’s decision to extend until the same date the movement control order, among other efforts to control the further spread of the novel coronavirus.

Resorts World Genting said the closure also applied to several non-gaming resorts it runs in that country: Resorts World Awana, Resorts World Kijal and Resorts World Langkawi.

“Operations in our resorts will resume upon the lifting of the movement control order,” explained the statement. “We will continue to assess the situation on a daily basis and make the necessary announcements as more information becomes available,” it added.

Genting Malaysia Bhd had previously confirmed the closure from March 18 to March 31, a measure that included the shutdown of the casino resort and its other Malaysian non-gaming resorts.

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