The COVID-19 pandemic definitely hit the casino industry really hard. Well, most of the industries in the world were hit hard because of the pandemic. But, I would like to stress that the casino industry suffered quite a bit because the casino industry completely depended on crowds of people going into the casino. With the virus in the air, there were a lot of social distancing parameters in place. Most of the casinos had to actually shut down, and they had no other go.
When an industry completely depends on social activity for profits, a pandemic will really affect it quite a bit.
In this guide, I am going to be talking about how the casino industry will function in the pandemic. Since millions of people are now getting their vaccines, the casino industry is looking at a ray of sunshine. People who are vaccinated will be immune against the virus and, it also means that they will be leading their lives normally from now on. Well, in my opinion, we should all adapt to a new normal. Before the pandemic, life was very free, and I feel that it will take a couple of years before we can get to that point. I know that the pandemic seems like a really horrible dream that we all want to wake up from but, I feel that we should wake up and face reality instead. The pandemic is here, and it looks like it is not going to go anywhere for a couple of months or years, at least. It will obviously take a long time to vaccinate 7 billion people.
Countries like the United Kingdom have already vaccinated more than 50% of their population. Since President Joe Biden got sworn into office, he has done a lot of things towards the vaccination of millions of people in the United States of America. Well, one can hope that millions of people are vaccinated in the US, and things will return back to normal. It is also important to know that buffets, large venues, day clubs and nightclubs are under heavy scrutiny when it comes to social distancing rules. In the United States of America, from May 1, every single adult can actually receive a vaccination dose, and I feel that this is spectacular. Most of the casinos and casino resorts have actually started operating with reduced occupancy capacity. Most of them are operating at 50% occupancy. For example, the Bellagio is opening 1200 rooms out of its 5000 rooms.
I would like to conclude by saying that slowly but surely, things will slowly go back to normal, but if you want to be happy, you should adopt a new normal where things are going to be a little different for a while.