How Casinos can Help Curb the Spread of Coronavirus
Presently, COVID-19 has forced people to stay indoors. Public gatherings and all social functions are being discouraged by the government as a way of curbing the spread of the virus. With many people spending hours at home with nothing to keep them busy, online casinos have become an ideal way to generate some extra income, and a source of entertainment.
Meanwhile, business at real-world casinos has deteriorated, as many people are afraid to visit public gaming houses. With the UK government recently allowing sporting events to resume, the situation at real-world casinos is expected to change soon.
For a gaming house to reopen, it has to follow a raft of measures to protect players from spreading the coronavirus. The following are some of the precautions and measures that brick-and-mortar casinos are now expected to follow.
Maintaining Social Distance
Players will no longer be allowed to crowd around tables or slot machines. The house will have to ensure that punters stay at least two meters apart to reduce the chances of gamers getting into close physical contact. Such measures taken in the world of casino gaming may end up reducing the number of people who visit real casinos.
For instance, if a gaming house typically caters to some 100 people, it will have to reduce this number to around 40 in order to maintain the required social-distancing rules.
Avoiding Hard Money
Money, both notes and coins, may aid in the spread of COVID-19. Therefore, casinos are encouraged to avoid liquid money. The house and players can use alternative banking methods, such as Skrill, Mastercard, bank transfers, mobile money, or other payment methods that require minimal contact.
Disinfecting hands is another way of stopping coronavirus. Therefore, casinos will have to provide sanitisation points that players can easily access. Before punters enter casinos, they are expected to wash their hands.