Dusk Till Dawn Temporarily Closes; Rob Yong Honours Staff Wages
Dusk Till Dawn, the poker venue some refer to as the home of British poker, temporarily closed its doors on March 16 due to the ongoing COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
No date has been set for DTD’s reopening with a statement released by owner Rob Yong, reading:
“The Club will close from Monday 16th March. Our main priority is the safety and welfare of our staff and customers, we will continue to monitor the situation with COVID-19 and provide updates to both staff and customers about the reopening of the club in due course.”
DTD’s partnership with partypoker has come good because DTD is switching its daily tournaments to the online poker site. These tournaments are only visible to partypoker players who call the United Kingdom home, log into the software to see all the available tournaments under the Dusk Till Dawn filter.
Rob Yong Honours Staff Wages; Raises Money For Non-Permanent Staff
Yong has promised to honour his employees’ wages while the club is closed, in what is a classy move.
“All Club employees will continue to be paid whilst The Club is closed. Full-time staff will receive full-time wages and part-time staff will receive part-time wages. This applies to all positions, management, dealers and includes support services such as administration and cleaners.”
It’s a superb gesture by Yong and will come as a breath of fresh air for everyone working at DTD during these testing times.
Furthermore, Yong realises his club often uses contractors for partypoker LIVE events that are being cancelled. These vital staff have not been forgotten either.
Yong has set up a JustGiving page aiming to raise money for contractors who are now without work for the foreseeable future. Yong will, from his personal funds, match the first £100,000 raised.
There is also an online tournament running at partypoker called the partypoker LIVE Cup. The dates are yet to be confirmed, but all tournament fees received from the event will be donated to the cause.