Ontario Casinos Given Green Light to Reopen

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The Canadian province of Ontario is seeing their land casinos reopen after the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation gave their blessing to do so in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The government in the province said that they've entered Stage 3 of their re-opening plan, which would allow both casinos and charitable gaming centers to begin offering services to players again. Unfortunately, those who enjoy table games will be out of luck, as only gaming machines will be open at this time. Casinos will be limited to 50 punters at a time, and those inside are going to be required to maintain two meters of social distance.

The choice of when to actually open doors is being left to individual casino owners, which will allow them to train staff and maintain high standards for sanitizing and keeping everyone safe. Ontario also has regulated online betting, so punters who want to play blackjack, roulette, or other table games will be able to go online to get in on the action.

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Dustin Jermalowicz // News Editor
Dustin Jermalowicz
Dustin has a long-standing passion for gambling. He has been writing professionally on the subject and breaking industry news for Casino Listings since 2011. His favorite casino games include Blackjack, Poker, and Hi/Lo. A proud native of Detroit, Dustin currently lives in Michigan.