Casino Lac-Leamy Reopens its Doors After Latest Shutdown
Casino Lac-Leamy is the latest Canadian casino to reopen for business after Quebec lifted a set of previously imposed heath restrictions.
Casino Lac-Leamy in Gatineau has reopened on 28 February and is once again accessible to the general public. This follows the Quebecoise government’s lifting of previously enforced health and safety restrictions that forced the shutdown of casinos in the province.
At the end of December 2021, Quebec imposed health restrictions on many businesses, including casinos, which called for a complete shutdown of all in-house gambling venues. The decision was based on a spike in COVID-19 cases in the province to slow down the spread of the virus.
Casino Lac-Leamy Patrons Head Back
After being closed for two months, Casino Lac-Leamy officially restarted operations on Monday, 28 February, when the latest provincial government order came into force. According to the new protocols, the casino can operate at 50 per cent of its maximum capacity, with both guests and staff required to wear face masks while at the property.
Going forward, the Gatineau gaming venue will be open each day of the week between 9 am and 1 am. Despite the lifting of most health restrictions, patrons must still present their vaccination passports and a valid ID to gain entry to the casino, as well as wear protective masks.
Casino Lac-Leamy is now also offering dining services. According to the management, the Arome Seafood & Grill and the Banco Bistro are now available to patrons for dining. According to local health protocols, food and alcohol can be served until midnight. Additionally, live entertainment at the casino is to remain suspended until further notice.
Quebec will further ease health and safety protocols this month, with all entertainment establishments, including casinos, allowed to welcome guests at maximum capacity from 14 March. Additionally, if health markers continue to improve, the province plans to lift the vaccine passports requirement.