Metro Manila Casinos Suspend Operations Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

All casinos in Metro Manila have been ordered to suspend operations in compliance with the government’s efforts to help curb the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country.

This includes all PAGCOR-owned and operated facilities as well as all licensed casinos inside integrated resorts, namely Okada Manila, City of Dreams Manila, Resorts World Manila, and Solaire Resort and Casino.

In an official statement by City of Dreams Manila, it said that it will be temporarily closing its doors until further notice but will still keep its hotels and select restaurants open for business. Social distancing will be strictly imposed and its hotels, Nuwa, Nobu, and Hyatt Regency, will only operate limited floors.

Meanwhile, Okada Manila has closed its dining outlets, stores, spas, and recreational facilities, and has suspended all its March and April restaurant promos.

Solaire Resort and Casino has also cut short its run of Matilda the Musical under GMG Productions at its Theater. Resorts World Manila has likewise closed down its Newport Mall and cinemas and postponed its scheduled concerts until further notice.

As of writing, there are 142 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Philippines, including 12 mortalities and 3 recoveries.

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