Singapore: standing bets allowed at table games

Casinos in Singapore have increased guest capacity at non-gaming facilities.
Casinos in Singapore have increased guest capacity at non-gaming facilities.

Authorities continue to ease restrictions in Singapore. Now casinos have been allowed to resume standing bets at table games.

Singapore.- The government of Singapore has allowed casinos to resume taking standing bets at table games. Resorts World Sentosa and Marina Bay Sands have also been allowed to increase guest capacity from 25 per cent to 50 per cent of pre-pandemic levels at non-gaming attractions.

The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) said standing bets remain subject to safe management measures such as a 1-metre safe distance between individuals and a maximum of five people including seated and standing players, and the dealer.

Casino operators will have to follow “SG Clean” requirements for good personal and environmental hygiene habits.

Marina Bay Sands recently detected new Covid-19 cases associated with a cluster of infections at the casino venue. However, it reopened its doors after a two-week closure.

The casino operator said it had adhered to the highest safety, hygiene, and testing standards, often going beyond regulatory guidelines.

Singapore to allow quarantine-free entries

Authorities in Singapore have announced an easing of certain Covid-19 restrictions for visitors. Under the new measures, visitors will be divided into four categories based on their travel history in the previous 21 days.

Category 1 will include people coming from Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, New Zealand and China. They will only be required to have a Covid-19 test and will not need to undergo a 14-day quarantine.

Authorities will also start testing a quarantine-free travel corridor with Germany and Brunei for fully vaccinated travellers from September.

In the case of Hong Kong, the measure won’t be the same for visitors from Singapore who want to go there as the country has given up a potential travel bubble with Singapore. It has decided to extend quarantine measures until March 2022.

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