Okada Manila has announced it will start to offer free Covid-19 vaccines to its staff. It hopes to complete vaccinations by the fourth quarter of 2021.
The Philippines.- Okada Manila has announced the launch of a free programme to vaccinate all of its staff against Covid-19 by the fourth quarter of 2021.
The company will work in partnership with AC Health to vaccinate more than 5,700 team members.
Byron Yip, Okada Manila’s president, said: “Having our team members and their loved ones vaccinated won’t just keep them safer from the threat of Covid-19, this will also give them some peace of mind during this unprecedented and unpredictable time.
“More vaccinated individuals mean we can contribute to managing the number of Covid-19 cases in the country while also helping with restarting the economy.”
In recent months, Okada Manila has also carried out webinars and distributed health kits. The company also provided grants to several different bodies in a bid to help fight against the pandemic.
According to local media, the casino operator offered Covid-19 vaccinated guests discounts at its hotels.
Okada Manila is located at Entertainment City in Manila, which remains under general community quarantine (GCQ) until July 31. Casinos there were allowed to resume operating at a reduced capacity in May.
Okada Manila GGR down 49 per cent in second quarter of 2021
Okada Manila reported gross gaming revenue (GGR) or PHP2.61bn (US$52.1m) for the second quarter. That’s a fall of 49 per cent from the previous quarter.
Universal Entertainment Corp, which operates the venue, said the casino remained affected by Covid-19 countermeasures.
The company reported that VIP table game GGR fell by 35.2 per cent in the three months to June 30 while mass table game revenue declined by 38.9 per cent quarter-on-quarter to PHP526m. Gaming machine revenues dropped by 69.6 per cent to PH578m.
Adjusted segment EBITDA was negative PHP204m compared to a positive figure of PHP692m in the opening quarter of 2021.