The Ontario government has announced its plans to lift restrictions related to Covid-19. Casinos will be allowed to reopen with a 50 percent capacity on January 31, and sports facilities can increase their capacity to 50 percent from February 21. The government aims to remove all capacity restrictions by March 14.
Duncan Hannay, president and CEO of the Ontario Lottery and Gambling Corporation (OLG), said:
“OLG is pleased that the province’s popular gaming venues will reopen to provide world-class entertainment, restaurants and other amenities for Ontario adults in a safe place. and a safe environment.
In partnership with our service providers, OLG is proud to be able to contribute to the economic recovery by making health and safety a top priority.”
Proof of Covid vaccination and masks will be mandatory at the entrance to casinos and sports facilities in the province. The expiration date of these measures has not been announced.
Rideau Carleton Casino announced on its website that its slot machines will be available around the clock and seven days a week starting at 9:00 on January 31, as part of the first round of a phased opening, which will also include the Mr. Lucky restaurant, which will be open from 8:00 to 2:00.
Vaccinations must be completed 14 days before the date of entry added by the casino, and a QR code must be presented.
Casinos in Ontario closed on January 5 due to an increase in the number of Covid-19 cases.
Source: Focus Gaming News