When will casinos be re-opening?
The majority of our clubs across the UK will be re-opening on the 15th August, in line with the latest government guidance for casinos. A lot of work has been going on behind the scenes to ensure we are ready and our environments are safe, and we are very much looking forward to welcoming our customers back to most of our clubs nationwide from this date.
However, there are some exceptions to this re-opening date. Please find details below. All clubs not specifically mentioned here, will be opening from the 15th August.
- Our three casinos in Scotland will remain closed until the Scottish government allow for them to re-open. We hope this will be the 24th August but are awaiting confirmation.
- Our clubs at Leicester, Manchester, Salford & Bolton are situated within local lockdown zones so will remain closed until those localised restrictions are lifted.
- Our Crockfords Club in Mayfair, London, will remain closed for the time being due to its international customer base, but will re-open at a later date.
- Unfortunately there are three of our clubs in England which will be closing permanently, and these are Bristol, Torquay and Margate.
Have your opening times changed?
Yes. All of our clubs will be operating slightly reduced opening hours and there will be some changes to when we will be offering live table games.
Our website is being updated to include opening hours for each club so you can check this information here. Or please do contact your local club for more information.
Will you be serving food and drink?
Drinks and a limited food menu will be available at all of our clubs, but it will be table service only and customers will not be able to order from or drink at the bar.
Will you be offering live casino games?
Yes, our usual live table games will be being offered across our estate. However, table capacity will be limited to a maximum of three players at any one time, and hours for live gaming have been reduced slightly. We suggest checking with your local club or online before you visit to confirm when live games will be available.
Will you be hosting poker games and tournaments?
Unfortunately, due to the current restrictions we have had to halt all of our poker offering so there will be no poker games taking place for the foreseeable future and the Genting Poker Series 2020 has been cancelled.
Will you be limiting capacity in casinos?
Yes – we will be ensuring that social distancing is possible at all times and will therefore be limiting numbers at all of our venues.
Will you be practicing social distancing?
Yes. We will be following the latest government guidance in relation to social distancing and therefore will be operating the ‘1 metre plus’ rule within our clubs at all times. Signage and guidance will be in place at all of our casinos and we have taken other measures to ensure social distancing is possible throughout our venues.
Will I need to book before I visit?
No, we will not be operating a bookings system. However, you may be asked to wait before entering if the casino is already at capacity when you arrive.
What cleanliness and hygiene measures will you be implementing?
Meticulous planning has gone into our re-opening plans and we have implemented a raft of measures to ensure our environments remain safe. These include but are not limited to;
- Multiple hand sanitizer stations have been installed at all of our casinos
- All customers will be required to clean their hands upon entering and exiting the casino, and between playing any table or machine games.
- Social distancing will be being implemented at all casinos, and one-way systems have been created where necessary.
- Screens have been installed in between all of our slot machines and our e-tables
- More regular cleaning will be being carried out, including the cleaning of all tables and machines after every use.
- Casino equipment – including cards and chips – will be subject to strict protocols with regards to sanitisation and to reduce circulation
- Menu cards will be laminated and cleaned between each use.
- Visors and masks will be made available for all staff and customers.
We are confident that with all of these measures in place Genting clubs will be safe, welcoming environments for our customers to enjoy.
Are screens being installed between slot machines and on tables?
Yes screens have been installed in between all of our slot machines and our e-tables
Will staff be wearing masks?
Visors are being provided for all staff
Will customers need to wear masks?
In line with Government guidance, masks are mandatory for customers on casino floor. Face coverings will be available should customers request them.
Will you be registering customer details to assist with the track and trace scheme?
All visitors will pass through reception and must sign into our venues upon entering.
As part of the UK Government's national efforts to contain the spread of Coronavirus, we may be contacted by the NHS Test and Trace Service to confirm who has visited our premises in the last 21 days. This means that your name, contact telephone number and visit dates within this period (including arrival and departure times) may be shared with the NHS Test and Trace Service. This is to assist in tracing people who may have come into contact with a person who has tested positive for Coronavirus. We are required to do this under current UK Government guidance on keeping workers, customers and visitors safe during Covid-19. Please note, we will only share this information if it is directly requested by the NHS Test and Trace Service, and after we are satisfied that the request is genuine.
Due to NHS track & trace, all casinos will be required to ask you for contact details.
Can I change or set personal limits on my gaming?
Yes you can. At Genting we take responsible gaming very seriously and believe it is important for everyone to stay in control by setting personal limits. We are also aware that recent events may have changed individual circumstances.
Safer gambling is at the heart of everything we do, and our casino staff are on hand to help you make responsible choices by informing you of the risks associated with gambling, as well as the tools available to help you stay within your limits. Please do speak to a member of our in-casino team and they will be more than happy to help.
To find out more about the changes we have made, you can read our Covid-19 Risk Assessment here…