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GTA casinos opening Monday while COVID-19 case numbers rise

Last Updated Sep 28, 2020 at 12:06 pm EDT

With new COVID-19 cases still soaring across the province and beyond, some gamblers are getting set to hit the casino floor Monday for the first time in six months.

As of 10 o’clock, most major GTA casinos will be open again, including Casino Woodbine, Great Blue Heron, and Casino Ajax.

There will be screening at the door, sanitizer stations throughout, and just 50 players allowed in at a time.

You also have to book online in advance, and spots are filling up fast.

The Ford government announced that select casinos would re-open on Friday, September 4.

All possible time slots are full for the next four days at Casino Woodbine.

Table games will be off limits, and play sessions will be capped at two hours.

Ontario reported 491 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday up against more than 42,000 tests.

That is the highest daily increase reported since early May.

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