Malaysia’s sole casino complex, Resorts World Genting (RWG) in Kuala Lumpur, has established stricter safety requirements for guests entering the property.
In addition to wearing face masks, guests must now use a Covid-19 contact-tracing application, called MySejahtera, which scan barcode-like QR codes to register visits to different venues, including hotels and entertainment facilities. The app was d by the Malaysian government.
“Guests must … scan the MySejahtera QR code at all main entrances of the resort prior to entry for contact tracing purposes,” said RWG on its website.
Malaysia’s Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin has warned that the country may have to reinstate lockdown conditions if the number of Covid-19 cases spikes.
RWG, a Genting Malaysia Bhd property, was closed from March 18 to June 18 and reopened to Genting Rewards members on June 19. The property said at the time that it was following enhanced safety measures including limits on the number of players at table games and a reduced number of slot machines.
In related news, RHB Research says the “worst” of the financial crisis may be over for Resorts World Genting, with a significant improvement in visitation since it reopened three months ago. Analyst Loo Tunwye said a visit to the property on September 19 showed the “crowd was decent and has improved significantly since the re-opening.” Most shops were open and there were lines to get into some of the most popular restaurants and non-gaming attractions.