Melco Resorts and Entertainment’s Cypriot subsidiary has announced the reopening of its Cyprus Casinos from today (Monday 17 May), after an over six months period of closure.

The company says that C2 is ready to “continue providing guests with an unparalleled entertainment experience,” although strict adherence to all relevant guidelines issued by the minister of health will have to be followed.

To safeguard the wellbeing of all guests and colleagues, C2 says that it has set in place a “rigorous health and hygiene plan” that includes, among others, temperature checks for both guests and colleagues, the use of face masks and sanitisers, as well as social distancing measures for all premises and queuing areas. 

The company will also carry out regular and stringent disinfection and sanitisation procedures on a daily and weekly basis, with local media outlets stating that a 30 per cent capacity limit will be in effect.

Grant Johnson, property general manager of City of Dreams Mediterranean and Cyprus Casinos, stated: “We are delighted to welcome guests back to C2. We are ready and committed to provide them with the highest standards of entertainment offered by C2, in a safe and pleasant environment. 

“The health and safety of our guests and colleagues is our number one priority. We have therefore implemented a comprehensive series of stringent hygiene measures.

“We strongly believe that the reopening of C2 will provide a boost to Cyprus’ road to recovery and contribute significantly towards enhancing the tourism industry, as well as the overall local economy”.

C2 Limassol will be open from 7:00am to 11:30pm, C2 Ayia Napa and C2 Paphos will open from 10:30am to 11:30pm, while C2 Nicosia will open between 3:00pm to 11:30pm on weekdays and 7:00am to 11:30pm on weekends, from today until further notice.

Melco debuted the four satellite casinos, as well as one temporary entity, as part of an exclusive agreement with the country’s government while construction of the €550m City of Dreams Mediterranean complex continues.

Upon the opening of the complex, which is slated to take place this year, the gaming area is said to be installed with 36 tables and 1,200 gaming machines. The company will continue to operate the four satellite casinos, while operation of the temporary property will cease.