Casino Rama Resort is happy to announce its reopening date: the casino will return to operation on 29 July, 2021 at 10 am.
Casino Rama Resort
Operated by Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited Casino Rama Resort is a popular destination for gamblers in Canada. Located in Ontario it welcomes guests from all over the world. Rama Casino is renowned for its many activities: you will find a large gambling floor with over 2,200 slot machines, rooms with poker and other table games, luxurious hotel rooms, and more.
Casino Rama Resort features over 24,000 sq. ft. Entertainment Centre, where various world-class events are held. Its attentive staff is always glad to help you organize any kind of event. Also, Casino Rama invites its guests to enjoy the spa, visit a concert or have an unforgettable dining experience in one of the exquisite restaurants.
Casino Rama Closing
Like many other public places in Canada, the Rama Casino was closed in March 2020. People had to stay at home, complying with the requirements of the government. The casino wasn’t able to work for several months.
Rama Resort appreciates the important work of all staff that are keeping us safe and healthy. Therefore, Gateway sent more than 80,000 units of masks and gloves, and also gave food items that would not be kept to local hospitals and health units. Gateway really wanted to support everyone in that difficult period.
However, in November 2020, as the pandemic began to decline, the Government of Ontario announced that casinos were allowed to re-open in several regions throughout the province. Rama First Nation Chief Ted Williams said they are taking healthy measures in Casino Rama and look forward to reopening soon.
In November 2020, some casinos began to reopen strictly enforcing COVID protocols. It includes the application of public health principles by limiting the number of visitors to 50, mandating masks for visitors and staff, promoting safe practices, and hand sanitizing stations.
Nevertheless, the officials said that the 50-person limit is not enough to operate such a big resort. And they decided remain closed until the pandemic is over and it will be safe for all to open again.
During this time Rama Casino has been working with Gateway Casino and Ontario Lottery and Gaming (OLG) officials to get more options for safely reopening. They wanted to make good use of this time implementing some changes.
Renewal and Changes
First of all, the casino has refreshed some slots and table games. According to Corey Dalton, the president of Unifor Local 1090, they needed some updating. By the way, about 400 slot machines and 20 table games have been removed. Corey Dalton explained that these slots were not so popular before the pandemic. They were little used and now they’d better be replaced with something new.
Then, due to a great number of visitors before closing, the Casino Resort understood a necessity in a new floor design. The casino officials believe that this update will improve the customer experience, as a new layout will be more convenient. Corey Dalton also says that all these renewals were planned even before the COVID-19 pandemic.
Casino Rama Re-opening Date
Today, as most Canadians are already vaccinated, Rama Casino Resort is ready to open its doors. They will welcome guests on July 29, 2021. Due to the fact that there are still some COVID restrictions in Canada, the casino will have some limits. For example, only one of eight restaurants will meet patrons, while concerts, the hotel and spa will remain closed for the time being. Nevertheless, updated slot machines and table games are waiting for many guests.
Not only guests but the Resort staff too are looking forward to the reopening. This year has been especially difficult for them because it was the tourism and entertainment industries that suffered in the first place during the world lockdown.
Finally, Rama Casino has announced its reopening date and will open its doors to gamblers and employees. On July 29, 2021 the business returns to operations after more than a year of closing. Meanwhile, they didn’t waste time and implemented various changes at Rama Casino. Therefore, in order to ensure safe gambling, there will be some safety and health measures for visitors and employees. Take care of your health and see you at Casino Rama!