Century Entertainment delays launch of table gaming operations in Cambodia

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Century Entertainment delays launch of table gaming operations in Cambodia

Century Entertainment International Holdings Limited has announced it will delay the launch of its mass table gaming operations at a new casino in Cambodia, due to the latest Covid-19 outbreak in the country.

Century Entertainment had planned to relocate its gaming table business from Sihanoukville to the new casino in Dara Sakor in February, but the opening date was postponed until March due to a rise in Covid-19 cases.

That date has now been postponed to April, with Century Entertainment confirming that it has been informed by the owner that reopening preparation works have been deferred due to lockdown measures in the country.

“As disclosed in the announcements, it was expected that the mass market of the new casino could be re-opened by March 2021,” a statement from Century Entertainment read. “Unfortunately, the happening of the community spread of the Covid-19 epidemic in Cambodia since 20 February 2021 has further hindered the economy activities in Cambodia.

“The company was informed by the assignor that it has decided to defer the re-opening preparation works of the new casino,” the statement continued.

Century noted that “necessary decoration and equipment installation have been completed for the new gaming tables,” but that systems testing and staff training had yet to commence, adding that the new casino will “strive for re-opening on or before late April 2021.”