The Aquis Entertainment owned Casino Canberra is no longer eligible to claim the benefits of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Government’s COVID-19 JobKeeper scheme.
The operator announced of the news itself owing to its strong recovery in Q4 2020. The casino operator has made profits and has recovered from the shock posed by COVID-19 situations.
The JobKeeper Payment Scheme is a move by Australian government to help businesses affected by the ongoing pandemic to avoid staff redundancies. It was active from September 2020 to January 3, 2021.
The owner and operator of Casino Canberra was earlier eligible for the said scheme but now has generated revenues and no longer requires aid from the Federal Government.
The operator said: “Based on the assessment of the operating performance against employer eligibility requirements, Casino Canberra is not eligible for phase three of the JobKeeper payment scheme and will cease claims for JobKeeper subsidy payments effective from 4 January 2021. All employees were recalled to full capacity during the December 2020 quarter”, reported Gambling Insider.