SINGAPORE, 19 October 2021: Singapore’s casino resorts
closed the door on non-vaccinated visitors as of last week by introducing a new
rule requiring punters to show proof of full vaccination against Covid-19 or
Marina Bay Sands casino resort stated on its website that it
is open only for “fully vaccinated, have a valid negative pre-event test
result, or have a valid exemption” from such a test, or have proof of
recovery from Covid-19.
Resorts World Sentosa noted that “in line with the latest
Covid-19 regulations, only fully vaccinated persons are permitted to enter the
casino” starting 15 October.
Both resorts have previously reported Covid-19 cases at the
properties and have to undergo a strict quarantine that closed the resorts for
around 14 days.
The latest development was first reported by GGRAsia, a specialised online news service focusing on casinos.
Resorts World Sentosa, operated by Genting Singapore Ltd,
confirmed that only two players were allowed simultaneously per gaming table.
Alternate slots and electronic table games machines are being “kept empty”.
Marina Bay Sands is run by a unit of United States-based
casino group Las Vegas Sands Corp, which is also the parent of Macau operator
Sands China Ltd.
The Marina Bay Sands statement also reiterated that under
safe-distancing measures, there were “limitations on the number of patrons
in private salons and at each gaming table, while electronic gaming machines
and slots will be placed at least one metre [3.3 feet] apart,” according
to the GGRAsia report.
From 20 October, Marina Bay Sands will implement the
so-called “vaccination-differentiated safe management measures”
across the entire property, including the hotel and shopping mall.