Skycity which is a Casino Company based in Australia and New Zealand has stated they will be closing their venues because of the Covid-19 Virus as a precaution to protect their Employees and Workers from being exposed to the Virus. Skycity officials have seen a significant decrease in the number of players who usually came in to play but based on all the Covid-19 cases being discovered and tested many areas around the world are shut down including Casinos. Skycity has raised their awareness of this deadly Virus and has taken these measures of locking down the Casino at first but now has issued to have their Casinos shut down temperately during this time. Many of their Players and Visitors have been from areas that are highly affected by the Covid-19 Virus and some of their Employees and Workers might have been exposed to this deadly Virus but haven’t been tested yet. Skycity has also been instructed to follow the Social Distancing rule which came into effect a few weeks ago, many of their Players and Visitors have not engaged fully in this idea of Social Distancing which is one of the reasons why Skycity Casinos has decided to Temporarily Closed for now.
Other Casinos within the area of Skycity has also taken a huge hit with this dangerous Virus being the cause, some casinos have even taken precautions to allow their Players to engage online and play casino games online with their Casino Websites. They’re also placing their Employees and Workers on temporary leave but with extended leave, payments to compensate for the Closing of the Skycity Casino and Temporary leave for their Employees. This Casino doesn’t mind the decrease in their money situation at the moment which has gone down to 80 Million which is significantly less than last years profit, but if this means we can tackle this deadly Virus by Shutting Down for a little while then that’s what we’ll have to do. Due to this Covid-19 Virus many other their Players and Visitors do not have the Clearance to even Travel into Australia mainly because they live in other Countries and their Countries might have Travel restrictions and Entry Restrictions. Stephens the Co-Owner of Skycity Casinos has stated there might be other ways around this Virus to keep the Casino opened but still have the Rule of Social Distancing in effect but this also lays in the hands of the Players, if they’re sick stay home, wash your hands and stay 6 feet from each other.
While these Casinos are closed, Owners have hired a small group of cleaners to deep clean the Casino, the Flooring, the Slot Machines, the Table Games and any Fine Dining Areas. These precautions and extended cleaning efforts will hopefully get rid of this dangerous Virus and allow us to open back up in a few weeks. Studies show this deadly Virus needs to be contained and sterilized for at least 15 days for this Virus to disappear and make the Casino Area safe to be opened to the public again. These precautional measures are made for the whole Country not just Casinos but Food Industries, Shopping Malls, Grocery Stores and much more are also affected by these extreme measures and have also been required to close temporarily. The hope and plan for these Closures are to hopefully see a decrease in these Covid-19 cases which are still being found today, with closing everything Temporarily this will help decrease the spread of this Virus. Many Country Officials have stated they would rather have people play online Slot Machines or Casino Games because the Country has restrictions on all types of Social Gatherings, Meetings or Traveling. Skycity Officials strongly advise their Players and usual Customers to play online Casinos to help stop the spread of the Covid-19 Virus and to keep these health concerns to a minimum as much as possible. Many of these decisions are based on the significant decrease of Visitors from other countries such as China, Asia, America, and much more.
These Countries have a high restriction ban in place to restrict any Traveling and allowing outsiders in their Country, the decrease within numbers have significantly affected the Casino’s Revenue but they would rather be safe than sorry and have decided to closed their casinos except for their Online Casino websites. One way the Casino has come up with an idea of how they can continue to make money or save money is by cutting their expenses by half of what they use to spend as well as cutting any non-essential spending down to a minimum, this has shown to help them so far. These decisions are mainly put in effect to help protect others as well as their Company from this deadly Virus known as the Covid-19 Virus. This Virus is known to cause significant damage to the lungs and respiratory system to those who become affected by this Virus. That’s why Casinos and major Companies are taking these precautions to close their Businesses Temporarily to stop the spread and to decrease the number of Virus Cases and the number of those affected by this Virus. The Countries that have a higher rate of Covid-19 Virus Cases have had to close their Main Businesses due to the severity of this Virus and have strongly advised their people to stay home, stay on top of their Hygiene routine and to stop social gatherings and meeting. Skycity knows that this might upset their Customers, Players and Employees but this is to appease their Country and follow these Restrictions and make sure everyone stays healthy.
For those who are affected by this Virus they strongly advised you to go get tested and checked out by your doctor, and do what is needed to help stop the spread of this Virus. All Workers and Employees of Skycity Casinos both in Australia and New Zealand will be paid for Temporary Leave and the payments will continue for as long as needed. Skycity isn’t the only Casino in Australia or New Zealand to experience this hard decision to close their Casinos for Temporary time limit, other surrounding Casinos such as Queenstown and Hamilton have also experienced these closures as well. Even though these Casinos will take a major hit with their Profits, they’re still willing to keep their Casinos closed, spread awareness against this Virus and keep their employees’ jobs. Skycity has stated they highly recommend their Players to continue playing online at their Casino’s Online Gaming Website for now until this Virus and issue is resolved.