Star Entertainment Group fully reopened The Star Sydney on July 1 after being closed to the general public since mid-March. Star Sydney opened its doors on June 1 but only to a selection of customers. It invited loyalty club members initially, before increasing its numbers to 900 guests by mid-June.

A maximum of 5,000 guests are permitted now Star Sydney is fully reopened. Strict guidelines are in place, including increased hygiene measures, to ensure operations continue. Guests must also keep a 1.5 meter distance between each other, even when playing table games and pokies.

It’s not only the casino’s customers who are delighted about the reopening, Star Sydney staff are too. The company laid off close to 8,000 staff when Prime Minister Scott Morrison ordered casinos to close. Approximately 3,000 of those affected workers are heading back to Star Sydney with even more on standby.

Managing Director and CEO of Star Entertainment Group, Matt Bekier said staff and customer safety is paramount.

“The health and well-being of our customers and staff remain paramount as we move to this next stage or reopening our properties.”

Bekier also revealed two more Star casinos are prepared to reopen. July 3 is the proposed date for The Star Gold Coast and Treasury Brisbane. A guest capacity of 2,600 for Gold Coast and 2,300 for Treasury Brisbane are in place.

Star Sydney To Unveil New High Roller Room

Visitors to The Star Sydney get to see a special new high roller room for the first time. The Sovereign Room opens for the first time on Friday after COVID-19-related delays.

Star Sydney spent an incredible $250 million creating the lavish Sovereign Room. It looks amazing and boasts of a gaming floor the size of an NRL field. The room features four private dining areas and gaming rooms for the highest of high rollers.

There are stunning harbour views through floor-to-wall windows. The luxurious area expects to dish out 400kg of lobster and 2,000 abalone from its aquarium every month.

Entry to the Sovereign Room at Star Sydney is restricted so don’t expect to just rock up and wonder around. The minimum and maximum bets are large enough to make your eye water and damage even the largest of bankroll.

Roulette, blackjack, and baccarat tables have a $300 minimum bet. The maximum bet is, wait for it, $100,000! Expect some of Australia’s elite to frequent this Star Syndey safe haven in the coming months.

A Star Sydney spokesperson said the Sovereign Room. Delivers world-class assets.

“We’ve done this on a luxurious level with the highest quality fixtures, fittings, furnishing, food, gaming facilities, and view.”

They also claim the new high roller room will generate income not only for the casino but for the state.

“We’re talking about high net worth local, interstate, and overseas individuals or families who will also dine, shop, and visit tourist attractions, driving significant economic benefit for the State.

Crown Perth Is Open But Melbourne Remains Closed

Star’s biggest rivals in the sector, Crown Resorts, reopened its Perth casino last week. Its Melbourne resort remains locked up, however.

Crown hoped to invite patrons back to its flagship Melbourne property last weekend, but an outbreak of new confirmed COVID-19 cases in Victoria put paid to that.

The government issued a stay home order on 36 suburbs from 10 postcodes across Melbourne on July 2. 3012, 3021, 3032, 3038, 3042, 3046, 3047, 3055, 3060, and 3064 are the postcodes. Hume is the worst affected area with 121 new cases in the past 30-days. No other area has registered triple-digit increases. Brimbank (69) and Moreland (49) and the next highest.