Australian operator Crown Resorts has reopened its casino in Melbourne after the Victorian government lifted novel coronavirus (Covid-19) lockdown restrictions in the state.
Crown Melbourne was forced to halt all gaming activities on 16 July when the state’s government announced a short lockdown in response to an increase in Covid-19 cases in Victoria.
However, following the decision by the government to allow the state to exit lockdown, both gaming and non-gaming operations at Crown Melbourne can resume from today (28 July).
Some restrictions will remain in place for gaming operations at the casino, including limiting the maximum capacity in each indoor space to 100 patrons or one person per four square metres.
Physical distancing and enhanced hygiene protocols will also continue at the casino.
Yesterday (27 July), Crown Resorts revealed it had paid AUD$61.0m (£32.3m/€37.9m) to the state of Victoria in response to an investigation into an underpayment of casino tax dating back to..