With Adelaide Casino following in the footsteps of its New Zealand assets in welcoming back punters, SkyCity Entertainment Group has applied to its reopening roster.
SkyCity Adelaide Casino reopened today to members only at and with reduced operating hours, part of the three-stage approach of the South Australian Government to reopen the economy and ease the restrictions on COVID-19.
SkyCity has worked closely with the state government to maintain a willingness to provide the most rigorous protection and health requirements for addressing the risks associated with the ongoing health crisis.
In line with the approach adopted when reopening its New Zealand warning level 2 properties, SkyCity expects to reopen the Adelaide Casino in a staged manner with clear plans, including the aforementioned restricted casino access alongside a maximum capacity of one person per two square metres at any given time (representing approximately 2,200 people, including staff).
It is also mandatory to adhere to strict physical distancing steps, including configuring electronic gaming machines to allow adequate physical distance, restricting customers at each gaming table and maintaining adequate spacing at restaurants and bars.
In addition , improved hygiene procedures and infrastructure have been developed to facilitate contact tracing, mainly through surveillance, guest registries, identity screening and the use of loyalty cards.
The Adelaide Casino expansion and related master planning projects continue to advance well as remain on-budget and on-time for completion in October 2020, as previously flagged into the market.
The project is expected to open up in a staggered manner that represents consumer demand, with an initial emphasis on local and interstate customers despite existing international border constraints.
David Christian, general manager of SkyCity Adelaide, said: “We have a comprehensive plan in place to ensure our guests and staff are safe, and we look forward to showcasing some of the transformation projects that have continued during our closure.
“With a workforce of more than 1,200 South Australians, our priority has remained getting our team back to work safely as we enter a historic period for SkyCity with the opening of our expansion and hotel later in 2020.”
Adding: “We thank the SkyCity customers for their understanding during our period of closure. SkyCity Adelaide’s transformation into a world-class integrated entertainment destination continues, forming part of the reinvigorated Riverbank Precinct.
“The shutdown period has allowed us to review our supply chain and adapt our offerings to ensure that we are increasing our support for local producers and suppliers even further.”