Silk Hospitality operated casinos in both Batumi and Tbilisi have re-opened their doors to visitors for the first time since the Covid 19 pandemic began. Gamers returned to the tables after a long-absence, in what will be a major boost to a vital part of Georgia’s hospitality industry. The re-opening is accompanied by a number of Covid-secure measures, including temperature screening upon arrival, disinfectant of all gaming tables and surfaces and the provision of masks for visitors.
Casino’s are a major part of the broader Georgian hospitality industry’s past and future success, so their re-opening represents a major milestone in the industry, as well as the country’s wider economic recovery. It is now hoped that this is the latest step in seeing the hospitality sector return to the strong growth it was seeing pre-pandemic, with other signs also looking positive, such as a booked-up Silk Hospitality hotels across the country.
Speaking on the re-opening, Silk Hospitality CEO, Jordi Kuijt, said ‘The reopening of casinos is a major milestone in the Georgian hospitality industry’s ability to recover’ and that ‘to see people back enjoying the thrills of the casino floor will be a welcome sight after the gaming industry endured it’s most difficult period for a generation’.