City of Dreams Manila Starts Testing Casino Operations

City of Dreams Manila Starts Testing Casino Operations

After being shut down because of the pandemic, City of Dreams Manila has started testing casino operations. However, the property has not decided on an official reopening date yet.

The Philippines move over the pandemic

The Philippines has been trying hard to bounce back from the coronavirus pandemic. It has already started resuming normal routines to adjust to a life post-pandemic. Casinos, which have been hit badly because of the pandemic, are now waiting to swing their doors open to users. According to a new GGRAsia report, City of Dreams Manila (CoDM) is now testing its casino operations to check compliance with government guidelines and prepare for a full-scale launch.

City of Dreams Manila Starts Testing Casino Operations

CoDM’s COO Kevin Benning confirmed that the property was testing its internal procedures and equipment actively and is ready to go ahead at full speed. He said that the Melco Resorts and Entertainment-operated property has not finalized a date for its relaunch. However, it is seeing some success with the 30% capacity restrictions suggested by authorities.

He said,

“The trial run, as permitted by Pagcor, with invited guests at 30 percent capacity, continues, enabling us to fine-tune our services in compliance with government guidelines.”

CoDM has a strong Asian presence

CoDM runs 2,273 gaming machines and 301 table games according to its operator Melco Resorts. The brand has a strong presence in two Asian gambling hotspots, Manila, and Macau. According to Singapore-based investment research firm Smartkarma Innovations Pte Ltd., the brand is strongly positioned to boost its revenue recovery because of its presence in these two markets.

The property has numerous dining and entertainment options, including four restaurants- Red Ginger, Crystal Dragon, Wave, and Noodle 8. They will reopen at 30% capacity. Other dining options will be reopened later. Other properties like the Nobu and the Nuwa hotels and the Hyatt Regency also aim to reopen all their existing amenities like swimming pools, banks, and stores for the users.

The Metro Manila area has been hit hard by the pandemic because of which it has been shut down for much longer.

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