The Philippines’ president has announced Metro Manila will move to general community quarantine until May 31. It is still unknown if casinos will open their doors.
The Philippines.- The government has announced that Metro Manila will ease Covid-19 countermeasures from tomorrow (May 15).
The city will come under the less restrictive general community quarantine (GCQ) until May 31. That allows some activities at a reduced capacity depending on the industry.
However, authorities have not mentioned a possible reopening of casinos, lottery and betting shops, horse racing and cockfighting venues.
Casinos at Entertainment City shut in March. For now, Okada Manila, City of Dreams Manila and Solaire Resort and Casino have not updated their websites to announce a reopening.
GCQ allows only essential travel in and out of Metro Manila. Public transportation will operate at reduced capacity.
PAGCOR has reported that licensed casinos and PAGCOR-operated casinos brought in GGR of PHP25.74bn (US$536.2m) in Q1. Of that, 82.1 per cent came from Metro Manila casinos.