The Philippines – A hotel casino establishment located in Pampanga, a province in the Central Luzon region of the Philippines; Hotel Stotsenberg, has today announced that it remains open for business despite the closure of its connected casino venue; Casablanca Casino.
Casablanca Casino has implemented a closure period of one month to curb the spread of Covid-19.
The firm said:
“Operations at the Stotsenberg Hotel continue and are unaffected by the suspension”.
The news comes just days after Udenna Corporation; a holdings company by the Udenna Group of Companies which is based in Davao City, Philippines founded by businessman Dennis Uy, announced that it would ‘speed up some discretionary payments to staff’ to help with the crisis:
“We will advance half of the 13th-month pay as well a portion of our year-end bonus to assist during this critical time”.
In addition, as the nation’s gaming establishments go in to lockdown, Melco Resorts and Entertainment issued a statement regarding its City of Dreams Manila property about the closure to both its gaming and non-gaming operations:
“During the integrated resort’s closure, guests are encouraged to check on the service advisory updates on its website, Facebook and social media channels. Stringent social distancing and application of sanitation and hygiene protocols continue to be implemented for the skeletal workforce involved in the maintenance of the property.”
Hotel Stotsenberg also houses a convention centre and its casino venue typically welcomes hundreds of customers per week under usual circumstances to enjoy its range of 26 gaming tables and over 150 slot machines.