Century Entertainment International Holdings Limited has announced that the opening of its mass table gaming activities at a new casino in Cambodia will be postponed. It is due to the country’s latest Covid-19 outbreak.
Century Entertainment had intended to move its gaming table business from Sihanoukville to the new casino in Dara Sakor in February. But, due to an increase in Covid-19 cases, the opening date was delayed to March.
The date has now been pushed back to April. Century Entertainment reported that the owner has told that reopening planning works have been postponed due to the country’s lockdown measures.
“As reported in the announcements, the mass market of the new casino was scheduled to reopen by March 2021,” Century Entertainment said in a statement.
“Sadly, the community spread of the Covid-19 outbreak in Cambodia after 20 February 2021 has hampered economic activities in Cambodia even more.”
“The company was told by the assignor that it has agreed to postpone the reopening planning works of the new casino,” according to the statement.
Century reported that “necessary decoration and equipment installation for the new gaming tables have been completed.” But the “systems testing and personnel training have yet to begin,” and that the new casino will “seek for reopening before or on late April 2021.”