The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) will permit certain casinos and charitable gaming centres to resume operations when the province enters stage 3 of its reopening plan, starting on July 17.
While the return of land-based gaming sees the Canadian province continue to return to normal following the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, the venues – which have been closed for four months, since March 16 – will be subject to tight restrictions.
Maximum occupancy, for example, will be limited to 50 customers, while table games must remain suspended.
The venues permitted to reopen include all casinos in the East Gaming Bundle, which covers the counties of Kawartha, Belleville, Peterborough and Thousand Islands.
Venues in the North Gaming Bundle, covering Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury and Thunder Bay and the Central Bundle, covering Rama and Innisfil, as would Rideau Carleton Casino in Ottawa will also be permitted to reopen.