Star Entertainment Group reopened their Star Sydney casino to the general public on 1 July.
The casino was closed mid-March, with the latest approval to open its doors on 1 June, catering for invited members of the reward club, which eventually expanded to a capacity of 900 guests by mid-June. Food courts were also restricted, as were private gaming rooms.
With the reopening, the casino will now allow up to 5,000 visitors to host one person every four square meters, consistent with the New South Wales Government mandate.
The game tables and computer gaming consoles will resume operation as long as the visitors maintain a distance of 1.5 meters from each other.
Matt Bekier, Star Entertainment Group Managing Director and CEO, said, “The health and well-being of our guests and employees remain paramount while we move to this next level of the re-opening of our properties.”
He added that the controlled resumption of work at Star Sidney meant that all safety measures operated as planned, and that the casino was able to welcome back the visitors and “about 3,000 employees” after nearly 8,000 jobs had been laid off when the lockdown began.
Along with the grand reopening, the Star Party plans to resume work in two more venues: Star Gold Coast and Treasury Brisbane. The re-opening is set for 3 July, with 2,600 guests on the Gold Coast and 2,300 visitors on the Brisbane Treasury.