Manila, Philippines –Integrated Resort Okada Manila recently confirmed that it will be resuming partial operations of its casino and other resort facilities after the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) granted it permission to operate at 30% capacity.
The operator’s parent company Universal Entertainment Corp posted a notice on operations on its corporate website saying that it plans to reopen part of its casino area, including 30% of its gaming table sand slot machines, and restaurants and hotels.
Casinos in Metro Manila have been shut down since March 15, in compliance with the country’s community quarantine directives. However, Manila’s four integrated resorts—Solaire Resort & Casino, Resorts World Manila, Okada Manila, and City of Dreams Manila—have been running small trials for invited guests only since this July.
According to Okada Manila, it will “thoroughly impelement hygiene management protocols such as disinfection and cleaning according ot the modes of operation of each facility and strive to operate facilities that customers can enjoy at ease.”
The company also said that it has not determined its consolidated financial forecast for the fiscal year ending this December 2020. However, it will announce its estimates in the near future.
Okada Manila revealed last May that they were forced to lay off 1,000 employees due to the financial pressures brought about by the coronavirus pandemic.