It is obviously a very well-known fact that the casino industry is a very lucrative and very successful industry. But, the entire industry depends on the fact that customers walk into casinos and start using their money to play games. The industry cannot survive without its customers. It relies heavily on tourists and people who walk into their establishments with very deep pockets full of money. Well, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the casinos actually had to shut down, because they were not allowed to function. Casinos, as everyone knows, are places that promote social activity. All kinds of social activities were disbanded, because of how the virus spreads among people. All major casino cities went through this particular problem. I am talking about Las Vegas, Atlantic City, Macau, London, Singapore and more.
- The virus is known to have originated in China, and as you all know, Macau is located in China. Macau happens to be the gambling capital of the planet. All of the casinos in Macau had to shut down, because of how the virus was spreading. There have been a lot of restrictions, especially when it comes to travelling. That is why casinos have been going through tremendous loss, ever since the year 2020.
- Casinos have also implemented a lot of changes to the gaming floor. When the casinos are open in certain parts of the world, they operate at half capacity. That means, only 50% of people are allowed into casinos. Your experience on the floor is going to be very different. It means that you are going to be experiencing some very rigorous sanitisation protocols.
- You will also see that there will be a partition between slot machines and most of the gambling tables. A lot of the tables are only allowing 3 to 4 players, and the dealers will have to take extra precautions to make sure that they are wearing all of the necessary clubs and safety equipment. They also have to sanitise the equipment multiple times in a day.
- The cards and all of the chips will also have to be clean multiple times in a day. The casino staff also needs to go through temperature checks all the time. They will also have to sanitise every single slot machine and all the gaming tables.
Quite a few casinos across the United States of America have actually been reopening, and a lot of them are undertaking these safety precautions. This is how the casino industry has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. You need to make sure that you take the necessary precautions to protect yourself from the virus.