Singapore casinos allowed four players per gaming table under eased COVID-19 restrictions

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Singapore integrated resorts Marina Bay Sands and Resorts World Sentosa are permitted four players per gaming table under recently eased COVID-19 restrictions, double the two-player cap introduced amid a COVID-19 outbreak in May.

According to information supplied to Inside Asian Gaming by the Singapore Tourism Board, an easing of COVID-19 restrictions last Monday 14 June included a doubling of table game capacity from two persons to four, while electronic gaming machines and slot machines can be utilized but with only one player seated at each machine.

Other restrictions include at least one meter of distance between all individuals on the casino floor and a requirement to wear a mask except when eating, drinking or smoking.

Strict checks are conducted by the Singapore Tourism Board to ensure that casinos provide a safe environment for their guests and staff, in line with prevailing safe management measures, the STB said.

While those measures are set to remain in place until next month, the Singapore government announced Sunday that it would further ease some other restrictions as of Monday 21 June, with restaurants now allowed to welcome back dine-in guests, albeit in groups of no more than two.

Gyms and fitness studios are also allowed to reopen with limits on group and class sizes.

A further easing of restrictions has been tipped for mid-July.

As reported by IAG last week, Singapores first step out of COVID-19 restrictions had seen the operating limits of a number of businesses increased from 14 June, with capacity limits for attractions, cruises, museums and public libraries all increased from 25% to 50% and a variety of restrictions eased for hotels, such as the number of people allowed in each hotel room and at wedding ceremonies.

Singapore reported 11 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, down from 41 a month earlier.