The pilot comes after a series of extended closure orders mandated by the Netherlands’ government, the most recent of which ends on April 20.
Casinos in Enschede, Venlo and Breda will reopen on April 24, whilst Amsterdam West, Utrecht and Leeuwarden will open on April 25.
Programme of re-openings
The pilot programme consists of a series of tests to see whether the venues can “open faster or to gain more space within the existing roadmap.”
Every guest will have to undergo a free rapid Covid-19 test in advance at a special location of the Open Netherlands Foundation, not at the casino itself. Guests may only enter with a reservation and a negative test certificate.
All guests are also required to adhere to basic measures, including keeping a 1.5-metre distance. The company will also implement its own protocols for safe and responsible visits.
“We will receive further details and elaboration from the government later this week. As soon as we have the operational plan of action ready, we will inform everyone again. We will consult with the municipalities and will do everything in its power to carry out the pilots safely and responsibly. Our establishments are divided into various playrooms that can accommodate up to 30 guests at the same time. Upon entering, we ask you to choose a playroom. Because of the new measures it is temporarily only possible to visit us with a reservation and a Favorites Card or Xperience Card. Unfortunately it is not possible to make reservations by telephone or in the casino. Wearing a mouth shield is compulsory when travelling through our establishment," stated the company in a press release last week.