Macau Ends Covid Lockdown, Casinos Reopen

Macau has lifted its executive order that locked down the former Portuguese colony due to a Covid-19 outbreak, allowing casinos to reopen their doors.

Casinos were technically allowed to reopen on July 23rd with reduced capacity, but now casino will be able to operate with policies that were in place before the lockdown was initiated, albeit with mask requirements and negative tests for visitors.

Macau's gaming industry has struggled mightily due to Covid restrictions. It is largely dependent on visits from the Chinese mainland, and with the stringent protocols in place to prevent Covid transmission, visitor numbers have sagged. The recent closure crippled the industry's June revenues, which were down 86% from June to MOP398 million ($49.2 million USD). This is the lowest number ever recorded.

It's unknown how the industry will rebound from these latest troubles, but Casino Listings News will be reporting on any changes or news coming from Macau.

About the author

Kingston Li // Asia Correspondent
Kingston Li
Kingston is a big fan of Baccarat and Texas Hold'em Poker and has tested his skills in tournaments around Asia and the world. He covers the latest gambling news from Asia for Casino Listings. In his spare time, Kingston enjoys hiking, video gaming, and playing disc golf.


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