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Loto-Québec closes land-based facilities as Covid cases rise

| By Aaron Noy
Canadian provincial gambling operator Loto-Québec is to close a number of its land-based gaming venues with Québec facing a rise in novel coronavirus (Covid-19) cases.

From midnight October 1, the Casino de Montreal and the Salon de jeux de Quebec will have to close until October 28, however lottery sales are not affected by the new guidelines and will continue across the operator’s retail network.

Video lottery machines (VLTs), network bingo and Kinzo in the metropolitan community of Montreal, Chaudière-Appalaches and the Capitale-Nationale region (except Charlevoix and Portneuf) will also remain closed for the period.

VLTs and Kinzo activities will remain open in other regions, while network bingo will be offered in the evenings only.

All its other gaming premises, including the Casino de Charlevoix, the Casino du Lac-Leamy, the Casino de Mont-Tremblant, the Salon de jeux de Trois-Rivières, the Hilton Lac-Leamy and the Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu will remain open.

Read the full story on iGB North America.

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