The casino industry is one of the worst-hit industries in this pandemic. The reason being, land-based casinos need people to gather under the same roof for it to be able to run its business. Now with frequent hand-sanitizing and social distancing being the new normal in everyone’s lives, it is difficult for the land-based casinos to function on the same lines and stay afloat. It has been a difficult year for several industries, and the casino industry is one of them. However, the pandemic has also acted something of a catalyst in scaling the business of the online casinos. Therefore, while that is the silver lining that the industry can look up to, the land-based casinos must also come up with some new regulations to stay put.
Several casinos all over the world have already started implementing these new rules and regulations. However, for the ones who are not yet sure about how the land-based casinos might function amidst this new normal, here are a few insights into the issue.
Reducing the Floor Staff in the Casinos by a Significant Number:
Offices all around the globe that have already started opening up and need their employees to report at work are working with a reduced number of people and in shifts. Land-based casinos must also do the same; they must have their employees report to work in cycles throughout the week to reduce the chances of contact, and hence, curb the infection from spreading from one person to another.
Allow Only a Limited Number of People on the Floor:
Besides putting a cap on the number of employees on the casino floor, land-based casinos must also limit the number of people they allow inside the house. This shall help in maintaining adequate social distancing and leave room for proper air circulation as well, which is definitely the need of the hour. Casinos might also have to consider opening up the option of pre-booking the floors on phone or online to make the process easier.
Social Distancing, Frequent Hand-Sanitizing and Masks:
The final thing that land-based casinos must do is follow the universal rules of social distancing, frequent hand-sanitization and masks. These few things must be made mandatory in the land-based casinos, violation of which must be taken care of quite strictly. Customers without their personal hand-sanitizer or masks must not be allowed inside and the ones breaking the rules of social distancing within the floors must be taken care of.
These are some of the basic rules that land-based casinos can follow and implement to make sure that they do not run out of business in these challenging times. The world sure will not stop, and it is thus, necessary to evolve and function according to the demands of the times.