German gambling company Gauselmann Group is planning on resuming its business activities in the country as the German government begins to relax social distancing measures implemented to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus. The German company closed all its gaming venues and casinos in Germany last month, in line with government-ordered measures.
Apart from closing its gaming venues and casino, Gauselmann has also put in place other measures in ensuring it can resume normal business activities when restrictions are lifted. A total of 13,500 employees have been put on furlough, while board members and company managers have agreed to waive 50% of their salary during the shutdown.
Founder and Chief Executive of Gauselmann Group, Paul Gauselmann expressed, “We have taken these short-term measures to protect our employees from social difficulties. Considering the size of the business, this is a considerable burden, but one that we are taking on not only on humanitarian grounds, but also to secure our company’s future.”
“The commercial venues in particular have the advantage that they already have provisions that correspond to the principle of social distancing requirements. This means that when our venues reopen, together with additional far-reaching measures, we can guarantee optimal infection protection for our guests and employees.” Gauselmann board member Dieter Kuhlmann said.