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Sun International begins to reopen some of its properties

30 Jun 2020

(PRESS RELEASE) -- Sun International’s urban casinos are reopening with restricted tables and slot machine capacities, and with physical shields installed between slot machines and between seats at gaming tables.

Every second slot machine has been disabled to ensure appropriate physical distancing between guests on the casino floor.

Safety measures include temperature tests conducted at entrances, while only members of Sun International’s loyalty program - Most Valued Guests (MVGs) - will be allowed access onto the casino floor for the foreseeable future.They will also be required to complete a medical screening questionnaire in advance of their visit.

“As our country slowly reopens we know that we will need to find a new normal and adapt to new ways of doing things. We ask that our guests be understanding of the strict new health and safety protocols and particularly the wearing of masks and physical distancing”, said Graham Wood, Sun International Group COO for Hospitality.

Casino properties opening today include The Boardwalk and Entertainment World in Port Elizabeth, Carnival City Casino and Entertainment World in Ekurhuleni, GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World in Cape Town, Sibaya Casino & Entertainment Kingdom in Durban and Time Square Pretoria. Casinos opening on Wednesday 1 July are Flamingo Casino in Kimberley, Golden Valley Casino in Worcester, Meropa Casino and Entertainment World in Polokwane and Windmill Casino and Entertainment Centre in Bloemfontein.

Sun International‘s restaurants, as well as those belonging to third party concessionaires, will open with reconfigured layouts and the necessary physical distancing rules. They will not serve alcohol, in line with current regulations. Some may not reopen immediately, or may open only at certain times. Many entertainment facilities at casino properties might also remain closed for now.

As interprovincial and national borders are still closed, certain Sun International properties will not open for the time being. These include Sun City Resort, The Wild Coast Sun Resort, The Boardwalk Hotel, The Maslow Sandton Hotel and The Table Bay Hotel in Cape Town.
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