Summit Ascent Holdings Ltd has suspended all gaming operations at its Russian resort, Tigre de Cristal, after the government announced plans to block its borders from Monday in order to control the spread of COVID-19.
The casino closure, which began on Saturday 28 March 2020, will last for an initial period of eight days until Sunday 5 April, Summit Ascent said, in order to align with measures aimed at preventing large crowds from gathering.
“As the COVID-19 outbreak situation has been escalating in the Russian Federation, the Russian Government has announced a number of measures to control the outbreak,” the company said.
“Tigre de Cristal, the gaming property operated under a subsidiary of the Company in Vladivostok, Russian Federation, will be following the suggestions of the Russian Government by temporarily suspending its gaming operations.
“The aim of the temporary suspension is to prevent crowds gathering during the pandemic. The Group fully supports President Vladimir Putin and the Russian Government’s measures to combat COVID-19, as the health and safety of our guests and our team members are of paramount importance.”
Hotel operations will continue in a limited capacity.
The closure comes just a week after Summit Ascent revealed it will soon open a range of new facilities at Tigre de Cristal including a Suncity VIP room, 30 hotel rooms, a private club and more dining options.