Macau – A casino establishment located in Taipa, an island in Macau, presently united by an artificial landfill to the island of Coloane; Casino Taipa, has today announced its closure for an unspecified amount of time as the attached hotel venue; Regency Art Hotel, is to be used as a quarantine facility.
The facility, set up by the government of Macau, will quarantine people arriving in the special administrative region from other areas outside of the city.
Casino Taipa is owned and operated by SJM Holdings, a holding company of Sociedade de Jogos de Macau, one of the six companies authorised to operate casino games of fortune and other games of chance in casinos, under the terms of a concession granted by the Government of the Macau Special Administrative Region in March 2002.
The venue, which will be used as a quarantine facility effectively immediately, is currently one of three venues being used by the government, with the other two being; Pousada Marina Infante and Golden Crown China Hotel.
In a statement issued today, the Macao Government Tourism Office said that it was safer for people entering the region to be quarantined in such facilities.
It is not yet clear when Casino Taipa will re-open and resume normal business operations, which include over one hundred gaming machines and a number of table games for blackjack and baccarat.
Taipa, where the venue is located, is around one a half miles from the Macau Peninsula and has an estimated population of ninety-two thousand residents.