Coronavirus: Casinos closed in Georgia coronavirus will pay employees a fixed salary

Coronavirus: Casinos closed in Georgia coronavirus will pay employees a fixed salary

access_time2020-03-23 12:30:52

The gambling facility  operating 24 hours a day has  temporarily suspended its operations due to coronavirus outbreak. Casinos, slot clubs and bookmakers across Georgia have been closed until April 1.

To prevent the spread of coronavirus in Georgia, the Interagency Coordination Council led by Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia has recommended casinos, slots and bookmakers to suspend work temporarily.

Commersant tried to  find out what casinos think about the government's decision and how the temporarily closed gambling facilities  are going  to continue operating in the future.

According to Xanadu casino, the closure will cause economic problems, but this step is necessary. “We hope that every company or individual will follow all the recommendations  to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. Our  building is disinfected daily with special chemical , disinfectants were placed for guests and staff, the employees' body temperature was measured every time when entering the building., " they say at Xanadu.

When commenting on the closure of the casino, Zanadu representative says each day is of  great financial importance.

“For us the health and safety of our staff and guests is paramount, and temporary closuring the casino we show our social responsibility and help the state to stop this virus, "they say in the  casino. The gaming business may suffer a loss of millions of laris due to the abovementioned decision.

The casino management committed itself to pay compensation to its employees.

Note: Georgia’s Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia made the decision to close the casinos on March 16. The state of emergency was declared on March 21 for one month. 


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