Ontario, Canada—The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) will allow some casinos and charitable gaming centers to reopen and resume operations once the province enters stage 3 of its reopening plan, from July 17.
Although the return of land-based gaming implies that Ontario continues to return to normal after the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, the venues will be subject to tight restrictions.
For example, maximum occupancy will be capped at 50 customers, whereas table games will remain suspended.
The venues allowed to reopen include all casinos in the East Gamig Bundle, which includes the counties of Peterborough, Belleville, Kawartha, and Thousand Islands.
Gaming venues in the North Gaming Bundle, which includes Sudbury, Sault Ste. Marie and Thunder Bay and the Central Bundle, including Innisfil and Rama, as well as Rideau Carleton Casino in Ottawa, will be allowed to reopen as well.