Due to the latest Covid-19 outbreak in Cambodia, Century Entertainment International Holdings Limited has agreed to postpone the start of its mass table gaming operations at a new casino in the region.
Century Entertainment had intended to transfer its gaming table operation from Sihanoukville to the new casino in Dara Sakor in February, but due to an increase in Covid-19 events, the opening date was pushed back to March.
Century Entertainment reported that it had been told by the owner that reopening planning activities had been postponed due to the country’s lockdown measures, and that the date has now been pushed back to April.
Cambodia economy activities hindered
A statement from Century Entertainment read: “As disclosed in the announcements, it was expected that the mass market of the new casino could be re-opened by March 2021.
“Unfortunately, the happening of the community spread of the Covid-19 epidemic in Cambodia since 20 February 2021 has further hindered the economy activities in Cambodia.
“The company was informed by the assignor that it has decided to defer the re-opening preparation works of the new casino,” the statement continued.
The new casino will “strive for re-opening on or before late April 2021,” according to Century, adding that “necessary decoration and equipment installation have been completed for the new gaming tables,” but that “systems testing and personnel preparation have yet to begin.