Loto-Quebec has announced it will start reopening its casinos from this week as the Canadian province relaxes following closures caused by COVID-19.
The reopening process will begin on Thursday as the Hilton Lac-Leamy Hotel welcomes back players, contingent on relevant public health measures.
Updating stakeholders, the lottery operator also announced that Casino de Montréal, Casino de Charlevoix and Casino du Lac-Leamy will reopen from February 28. Lastly, the Casino de Mont-Tremblant will be reopening on March 3.
After the Canadian government spelled out its plan to reopen, the lottery warned its players to remain safe and has created an environment to ensure patrons can play with minimal risk with regards to COVID-19.
As a result, it will be mandatory for both employees and patrons to wear a mask or face covering in all gaming areas. A vaccination passport will be required to gain entry into all venues upon reopening, as well as adjusted opening hours.
Furthermore, all venues will operate at 50% capacity limit to slow the spread of the virus. Meanwhile, performance halls will open at 100% capacity in compliance with applicable public health measures.