TORONTO – Casino Rama, one of the largest casinos in Ontario, is working with the Ontario government on plans to safely re-open. Like many other casinos in Ontario and across Canada, Casino Rama was shut down midway through March over the rapid spread of COVID-19.
According to Director of Communications and Public Affairs for Gateway Casinos and Entertainment, Rob Mitchell, Casino Rama is not taking their re-opening plans lightly, when he says, “Presently we are working with the Ontario Government and the Canadian Gaming Association on developing stringent health and safety protocols for reopening that adhere to guidance from public health officials and our regulatory agencies.”
While the cooperation between the two parties has been tight lipped as evidenced by the fact that no safety measures have been revealed as of yet, Mitchell says that all slot machines and table games will be cleaned multiple times, on a daily basis to ensure proper sanitation is provided.
Mitchell also says that it’s fruitless to try and guess what kind of safety measures will be put in place: “It would be premature at this point in time to speculate on what those protocols will ultimately be, but obviously they will set out measures to provide the safest environment we can for our employees, guests and the public – and build on our existing rigorous cleaning and sanitizing procedures,” he said.
While the cooperation between Casino Rama and the Ontario government is a positive first step towards creating a safer, gambling environment, it’s still very much unsure when casinos will re-open back up. But as Casino Rama has shown, it’s best to be as prepared as possible.