Cambodia – It has been announced today that Cambodia casino operator; Donaco International, has reduced activities and operations at its Star Vegas International Resort and Casino amid shut down of the border crossing between Thailand and Cambodia.
Reportedly, the firm is organising unpaid leave for employees as well as reducing headcount and ‘deferring capital expenditure’.
The announcement comes after a reduction in visitor numbers throughout February due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis.
According to reports, there has been a drop in visitors of around fifteen percent, averaging just over two thousand patrons per day.
Mel Ashton, chairman for Donaco International commented on the announcement and measures:
“The board and management is closely monitoring the situation, with the safety of both our visitors and staff foremost in our mind. We are taking pro-active measures to ensure a safe operating environment, as well as controlling expenditure.”
Ashton added details of the firm’s regret at reducing the headcount during a difficult period:
“We have also unfortunately had to make some headcount reductions, which we very much regret the need to make, however this is a necessary decision for the current environment.”
Donaco International Ltd is an Asian Leisure and Hospitality company specialising in casino and hotel operations spanning 6 countries. The firm’s property in Vietnam remains open, albeit it reduced business operation.