Singapore Pools shuts betting venues due to Covid-19 case

Singapore Pools is the only operator that is legally allowed to run lotteries in Singapore.
Singapore Pools is the only operator that is legally allowed to run lotteries in Singapore.

The firm has temporarily closed two Singapore Pools’ Livewire venues due to visits from a customer with Covid-19.

Singapore.- Singapore Pools has announced it has temporarily shut two of its Livewire betting outlets because a customer with Covid-19 visited the venues.

The firm announced it had been notified by the Ministry of Health that a person with Covid-19 had visited Livewire at China Square between June 17 and 19. Singapore Pools registered the same person at another venue on June 15 and 16.

As a result, the group has closed both venues until further notice and said it would carry out deep cleaning and disinfection.

Employees who were working at the two Livewire venues have been advised to stay at home.

Singapore Pools stated: “We will take guidance from the Ministry of Health on any further action that is needed.”

Casinos in Singapore allowed to ease capacity restrictions

Last week, authorities in Singapore started to ease Covid-19 countermeasures after seeing a decline in cases.

Under “Phase III” controls, businesses such as museums, public libraries and cruises have been allowed to increase their capacity from 25 per cent to 50 per cent. As for casinos, Marina Bay Sands has removed its limit of two people seated at one gaming table.

Resorts World Sentosa has announced that most of the venue’s attractions will operate at a capacity of 50 per cent.

According to authorities, hotels can welcome guests again and feature live performances and shows.

Sanford C. Bernstein recently predicted Singapore GGR this year would grow 12 per cent year-on-year, mainly through domestic demand, reaching nearly 48 per cent of pre-pandemic levels.

As long as the arrival of tourists continues to be affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, it will be local demand for gaming that drives the growth.

However, Robert Goldstein, chairman and chief executive of Las Vegas Sands Corp, controller of the Marina Bay Sands casino resort, said domestic demand will decrease once people can travel abroad again.

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