Some Ontario casinos open as province reports COVID-19 outbreak

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TORONTO – Several Ontario casinos reopened Monday as the province reported an increase in the number of new COVID-19 cases. Great Canadian Gaming Corporation claims to have reopened 11 of its properties, including Casino Woodbine in Toronto and Casino Ajax.

Ontario has allowed casinos to reopen as parts of the province enter the third stage of their pandemic response this summer.

However, the province has banned table games in establishments.

Great Canadian Gaming has said it will have a limit of 50 guests inside its casinos and is focused on reopening safely.

Ontario reported 700 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, the largest daily increase since the start of the pandemic.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published on September 28, 2020.

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