Crown Casino in Southbank has resorted to adopting ‘social distancing’ techniques within their venue in a bid to remain active in the downturn.

Despite Premier Daniel Andrews declaring a state of emergency for Victoria on Monday, the state’s biggest casino, Crown Melbourne, will remain open.

The casino will enforce a five person per table policy at all standings table games, while every second electronic poker machine on the gaming floors will be switched off to help distance players from each other.

The venue’s dining and conference facilities will also be monitored, with a cap of 450 people allowed in the main dining area.

Victoria’s Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton has approved of proposed changes at Crown, but the majority of the general public thinks that the casino remaining open is unessential and somewhat of a risk.

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Crown Melbourne houses 1,604 rooms across three different hotels and the casino houses over 540 table games and 2,500 poker machines.

The casino is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and attracts over 45,000 patrons per day.