Plans by Hong Kong-listed Century Entertainment International Holdings Ltd to relaunch mass table gaming operations at a new casino in Dara Sakor have been delayed indefinitely as a result of Cambodia’s growing COVID-19 outbreak.
The latest delay represents the third time in as many months that the casino opening has been rescheduled, having originally been postponed from February to March, then again to April.
Century Entertainment said Friday that it has now been informed by the owner that due to strict lockdown measures in place across the region, “there has been no significant progress on the re-opening preparation works of the new casino including systems testing and provision of training to casino staff.
“The new casino will continue with the remaining preparation works and strive for re-opening as soon as the current COVID-19 Epidemic situation in Cambodia eases and personnel are able to move in the city,” it added.
Century Entertainment has been planning to relocate casino operations from their previous home in Sihanoukville since July last year. Originally expected to move to another casino in Sihanoukville, the company’s Chairman and CEO Ng Man Sun – who personally owns the casino – revealed in October that he had received a more attractiveto house the casino in Dara Sakor.
Century Entertainment originally signed a five-year deal withNg’sLion King Entertainment Company Ltd in 2019 to operate four gaming tables at his casino in Sihanoukville.
The new location will cover a gross floor area of 10,500 square with 20 mass gaming tables, seven tables for niu-niu poker, 10 tables for baccarat including Century Entertainment’s assignment, one table each for blackjack, sic bo and poker, 25 VIP tables, 50 EGMs and a Chinese restaurant.