Following almost a month of closure, the Casino Rama in ‘the sunshine city’ of Orillia, Ontario, will reopen its doors at 50% capacity on January 31st.
Robert Mitchell, Director of Communications & Public Affairs at Casino Rama’s owner, Gateway Casinos, says that all concerned are happy with this welcome development: “We are very pleased to be reopening and to be bringing staff back. We feel confident now that the Government has a plan, a strategy and an architecture in place to open in increments of 21 days. We are very optimistic.”
Casino Rama’s hotel, Simcoe Yard House Pub and St. Germain’s Steakhouse will all be open. Weir’s Restaurant will also re-open on February 1st. The Centre Bar will remain closed until at least February 21st, when alcoholic beverages will again be permitted on the gaming floor. The entertainment centre will remain closed until at least March 14th, when the Ontario Government aims to lift all capacity restrictions.
Speaking for the employees of the city of Orillia’s largest employer, local UNIFOR trade union representative, Tshweu Moleme, said: “Workers want to see Casino Rama continuing to be No. 1 in Canada, with top-notch staff,” and Robert Mitchell concluded: “People want to be entertained, they want to enjoy casinos and watch live sporting events in restaurants and bars. We have the Super Bowl coming up and Valentine’s Day. There are just so many reasons to want to go out and enjoy yourself.”