When will European and American casinos resume work?
King’s Casino resumes operation on May 11
King’s Resort announced a date when visitors will get an opportunity to dive into casino poker experience again. At the same time, such is vital for LIVE poker events casinos as King’s Resort Rozvadov, King’s Casino Prague, and Admiral Casino Rozvadov opens on May 11 at 16:00. Visitors will have access to casino games (roulette, blackjack, slots) and poker, but only in the cash games format. As for offline tournaments, casinos representatives promise to resume this popular poker format, but it might take some time.
King’s Resort complex has been closed since March 13, while the owner of King’s Leon Tsoukernik sent the entire staff (about 600 people) on paid labor leave until September 1. Most likely, Tsukernik was the one among others who were waiting for the upcoming resumption of work of the gambling complexes.
A post on Facebook caused a sensation among readers. But some readers took this news with a slight irony because the borders between countries have been remaining closed.
The announcement of King’s Resort assures that the most stringent hygiene standards will be implemented in the casino. There will be plenty of sanitizers, also the frequent disinfection of all gambling zones is guaranteed.
It’s worth noting that there is no word about social distance in the King’s Casino announcement.
Perhaps, the management of the Casino simply did not even think about this issue because there was no need for it. King’s Resort Rozvadov is one of the largest poker rooms in the world with 160 poker tables. Nevada casino poker tables to resume work in 4-max format
It seems the Nevada Gaming Control Board is more concerned about the social distancing around the country. They have published a safety and health policy for casinos. The text sets the norms for the maximum number of players allowed at the poker tables in various formats. So casino visitors will be able to play only at 4-max tables. A maximum of 4 players will also be allowed to sit at the roulette table, the blackjack tables will be limited to 3 players, and the tables for dice players will be held in a 6-max format. Wonder, if it will be possible to accommodate six at the craps table, grab a deck of cards and play poker?
The limit on the number of players at the table precludes the holding of major poker tournaments. It is not yet known when the US casinos open. The first phase of easing measures is scheduled for May 15. Until this time, casinos remain closed.
Macau casinos are open but suffer from record losses
Gambling establishments are now closed around the world with the exception of three locations: Belarus, Sweden, and Macau.
Macau casinos experienced the largest ever drop in revenue in April 2020. In April, Macau casinos earned $ 95 million. This is 97% lower than the same period last year. And this is 88% below the February income when all Macau casinos were forcibly closed for 15 days. The South China Morning Post reports that Macau casinos are losing $ 1 million per day, as baccarat and roulette tables remain almost empty.
Portal IGA (Inside Asia Gaming) in mid-April, conducted a small study of casino casinos in Macau. The average number of visitors at all the leading casinos in Macau is 15: 8 in slots and 7 in slot machines. The record number of players was in MGM Macau: 10 visitors played at tables against the dealer, and 25 caught a bonus in the machines. The numbers are not comparable with the number of online poker room visitors.