Two Macau casinos with waterfront have installed floodgates at their gambling establishments in Macau to protect from any inadvertent damages that might be caused due to the typhoon. The weather reports have warned about an upcoming typhoon to hit Macau.
Earlier, GGR Asia had reported that the gambling regulator has urged gambling operators in the Chinese Territory to prepare themselves against the possible damages that might be caused due to the typhoon. The weather phenomenon may start from next month and it can cause significant damages.
Two casinos, Legend Palace and Ponte 16, both owned and operated by SJM holdings, a regional gambling giant have taken the protective measure. Earlier in 2017, Typhoon Hato caused significant damages to the properties. The casinos were forced to close and their gaming areas were inundated.
Earlier DICJ had urged the gambling venues to have their emergency plans in place in case of any untoward situation as weather reports warned of Typhoons hitting the city.
GGRAsia, reports that the casinos have built mechanical anti-flood barriers of more than 1 meter in height, and the relocation of electrical equipment to more elevated places. Sandbags have also been placed near the ground-floor entrance to the casino to counter possible flooding.