With New Zealand Covered, SkyCity Group Focuses Attention on Adelaide

Piers Daubeney

Posted On:   JUN - 30 - 2020

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With efforts fully underway to get New Zealand back on track, SkyCity Entertainment Group is now turning its attention to its Australian properties.

SkyCity Adelaide Casino one of the premier gambling destinations in Australia opened its doors today. This step is part of the Government’s three-stage approach to re-opening the economy and easing the COVID-19 restrictions.

With uncertainty still looming over the transmission, effects and prevention of COVID-19, businesses in New Zealand and across the world are exercising extreme caution. However, economies all over the world are taking a beating and efforts are underway to revive it in the safest way possible.

SkyCity is one of the establishments that has been working tirelessly with the NZ government to ensure that no stone is left unturned when it comes to the health and safety of its employees and customers.

It is deploying the experience it gained from reopening its New Zealand properties onto the Australian ones as well. This means adopting a staged approach as well as strict social distance guidelines in all of its casinos, be it in New Zealand or Australia.

A redesign of their casinos is underway so that casino games will be placed to allow for appropriate social distancing. There will also be a limitation placed on the number of players that can attend each table game. The same protocols will be extended to restaurants and bars inside the casinos.

Not limited to just the playing area, further hygiene protocols will also be established such as creating an infrastructure that supports contact tracing. This will be done by having guest registers, identity scanning and using surveillance and loyalty cards.

The good news for SkyCity Group is that their Adelaide Casino expansion is well on track despite the scare caused by the pandemic. The expansion is expected to be completed by October 2020.

General Manager of SkyCity Adelaide, David Christian had the following to say “We have a comprehensive plan in place to ensure our guests and staff are safe, and we look forward to showcasing some of the transformation projects that have continued during our closure.

“With a workforce of more than 1,200 South Australians, our priority has remained getting our team back to work safely as we enter a historic period for SkyCity with the opening of our expansion and hotel later in 2020.”

Christian further added “We thank the SkyCity customers for their understanding during our period of closure. SkyCity Adelaide’s transformation into a world-class integrated entertainment destination continues, forming part of the reinvigorated Riverbank Precinct.

“The shutdown period has allowed us to review our supply chain and adapt our offerings to ensure that we are increasing our support for local producers and suppliers even further.”