All of Resorts World Genting close for now because of Covid-19 pandemic
The whole of the Resorts World Genting casino resort has been temporarily close due to Covid-19 countermeasures in Malaysia.
According to the official website, the casino itself was temporarily shuttered from May 24 due to movement control order imposed by the government as a Covid-19 countermeasure.
The casino complex said in the announcement: “Following the government’s announcement on the nationwide total lockdown, Resorts World Genting will be temporarily closed until further notice.”
It added: “Essential resort-based services such as security, utilities and clinics will remain operational.”
Brokerage Nomura said in a recent note that it was lowering by 17% its 2021 revenue estimates for Genting Malaysia, due to Covid-19 related restrictions.
Nomura now expects Genting Malaysia to report full year revenue of nearly MYR5.25 billion, down from a previous forecast of MYR6.32 billion.
The pandemic has also had an impact on work on a new outdoor theme park at the resort, Genting Malaysia said last week.
The gaming firm said it was working towards the completion “in the third quarter of 2021” of its Genting SkyWorlds outdoor theme park.
Editing by Rachel Hu