Macau Legend expansion postponed until August

Macau Legend prepares the new venue to be opened in August.

Macau Legend announced it expect to partially open a new gaming venue during the second half of the year, around mid August.

Laos.- Macau Legend has postponed the opening of an expansion to its Savan Legend Resorts Hotel and Entertainment Complex due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

According to GGRAsia, the partial opening of the new venue, previously expected for the first quarter of 2020, will take place in mid August.

Savan Legend is located in Savannakhet, near the border with Thailand.

“There has been some delay in Savannakhet [Savan Legend] Phase 2 due to border closure,” Sheldon Trainor, a Macau Legend Executive Director, said.

Both Laos and Thailand imposed a controlled movement of people during the Covid-19 crisis.

However, after 33 consecutive days with no records of new infections in the country, Laos announced on May 15 the easing of some restrictions.

From Monday, public agencies and businesses have been able to reopen with infection-prevention measures in place.

But entertainment venues including nightclubs, karaoke venues, cinemas and casinos, have had to remain closed.

“Currently, we plan to partially open Phase 2 in mid-August and fully open [in] late September.

“The Phase 2 expansion includes 40 suites, additional gaming, F&B [food and beverage] outlets, a pool and spa and a high-tech driving range,” Trainor added.

In its 2019 annual report published in late April, Macau Legend noted its two new projects in Laos, Phase 2 of Savan Legend and another gaming venue called “The Thakhet Club”, should be operational by the “second half of 2020”.

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