Casinos Austria will reopen its 12 bricks and mortar sites from May 29, following a closure as a result of COVID-19 pandemic lasting more than two months.
The venues shut their doors because of the pandemic on March 16, but will reopen soon with limited occupancy on Friday 29, under Ministry of Health Ordinance 231.
Social distancing protocols will be implemented on the casino floor to avoid any possible spread of COVID-19, with players instructed to stay at least one meter apart from other guests, and wear a mask while within the property. Whereas all venues will accept cash payments, customers have been asked to pay with contactless card where possible.
Casino restaurants will restart from May 29, subject to strict hygiene protocols set out by the country’s government. That date is to as well see Casinos Austria’s WinWin gaming hall chain resume operations in many locations. Three of the 20 WinWin halls across the country are to remain shut for the time being, though.
In April, Sazka, which jointly controls Casinos Austria with state investment arm Österreichische Beteiligungs (OBAG), said it was considering mitigating the loss of revenue caused by the shutdown via government support and migrating players to the Win2Day iGaming portal.