The five operating casinos in Cyprus are due to reopen on June 13 after they remained closed for nearly three months as the small Mediterranean country struggled to contain the spread of the coronavirus.

Casinos C2 (Cyprus Casinos) will welcome their guests with new safety standards and improved cleaning and disinfection procedures.

Through local businesses, Hong Kong-based giant Melco Resorts & Entertainment operates five gaming properties throughout the Republic of Cyprus.

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The larger makeshift casino in Limassol will reopen at 7 a.m. local time on Saturday. The gambling establishment opened two years ago as a temporary casino, while the main complex Melco City of Dreams Mediterranean, which you can read more about on the casinoz website, an integrated resort is under development in Limassol. The resort plans to open its doors at the end of 2021.

C2 casinos in Nicosia and Paphos are also scheduled to launch on Saturday at 7 a.m. and the Ayia Napa gaming center will reopen on the same day at 3 p.m.

In addition to the casino resort in Limassol, Melco also received a license to operate four satellite casinos in cities across the island country when it received a license from the Cypriot authorities in the summer of 2017.

These satellite casinos are located precisely in the capital of Nicosia, as well as in:

  • Paphos,
  • Ayia Napa,
  • Larnaca.

It is not yet known when the C2 satellite casino will open in Larnaca. Devi Kerr, VP of Gaming Operations for Cyprus Casinos, said this week:

The object will take a new location. It was previously located at Larnaca International Airport.

According to the head, the new location and date of the opening of the facility in Larnaca will be announced later. All C2 Larnaca employees will be relocated to other locations in the casino and will be able to resume their duties as usual.

Casinos in Limassol, Nicosia and Paphos will be open seven days a week, 24 hours a day. The Ayia Napa facility will operate every day from 15:00 to 6:00 in the morning.

Ms Kerr said:

All our casinos will take the prescribed precautions to prevent guests and staff from being exposed to the dangerous coronavirus.

According to the new working conditions, no more than three players will be allowed to the gambling table. In addition, the casinos will shut off all other slot machines on their gaming floor to ensure a safe distance between players. Smoking is prohibited on gaming tables and at slot machines. Customers who smoke will be able to do so in designated areas.

Ms Kerr said:

The health and safety of guests and colleagues is our top priority. C2 has prepared a comprehensive series of hygiene measures to protect the health and comfort of guests and colleagues in the casino.

The C2 spokesperson added:

The opening of our facilities will not only help strengthen the tourism industry, but also restore the local economy.

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