Macau: DICJ imposes measures ahead of casinos re-opening

The Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ) met with operators to discuss the measures they must take to prevent the spread Coronavirus.

Macau.- The Government of Macau announced yesterday that the city’s 41 casinos can re-open from midnight on 20 February, but has imposed regulations and restrictions that operators must meet.

The Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ) met with representatives of all six gaming operators on Tuesday and talked through the restrictions to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus.

Besides wearing face masks and undertaking temperature checks on staff and visitors, the DICJ is also requesting that gaming tables be placed a safe distance apart.

Guests must also leave a space between one another when sat at a gaming table and similar rules will be applied to slot machines, with visitors leaving an empty machine between one another. 

Other measures have been put in place for casino staff. Workers have to sit separately and during breaks must disperse and not stay in a confined space.

Gaming operators have cleaned and disinfected all gaming areas and facilities during the closure period and must continue to do this, according to the DICJ measures.

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