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September 21, 2021

Ontario, Canada

Casino Rama is set to reopen today after 16-month closure

Casino Rama is set to reopen today after 16-month closure
The casino will limit capacity to 1,000 people to ensure social distancing.
Canada | 07/29/2021

The Gateway's casino in Orillia city will reopen its doors in three phases starting today with enhanced safety measures in place.


asino Rama in Orillia, Ontario, is set to reopen from this Thursday after being closed for roughly 16 months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The facility will reopen in three phases, the first of which will see the gaming floor reopen to visitors with capacity limits. Plexiglass has been installed on tables and some slots to maintain safety measures for employees and customers.

"For those who may be familiar with six spots on a Black Jack table, to make sure we get the plexiglass in between, we are often dealing to three, maybe four, positions, and the dealers will have plexiglass in front of them," said Glenn Trickey, vice president of gaming operations.

Trickey said they have a target date of Aug. 19 to reopen the property's hotel. "Which will then introduce the Weirs Restaurant for breakfast and then hopefully in the fall, if regulations allow, reintroduce concerts sometime later in the fall."

Crews moved machines and tables to optimize space and lessen the amount of congestion in the casino.

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