All Ontario Casinos To Temporarily Close

Published: March 15, 2020 03:48 pm EDT

The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. has announced that an orderly, temporary shutdown of the casinos in the province is currently taking place in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The OLG conveyed information regarding the closures on Sunday (March 15).

The contents of the OLG announcement on the situation appear below.


The health and safety of casino customers and employees is a priority for OLG and its service providers.

OLG, working with all our casino service providers, is confirming that an orderly shutdown of all casinos across Ontario has begun. We expect the closure to be complete within approximately 24 hours.

This action is consistent with the recommendations of the province’s Chief Medical Officer of Health related to new precautionary measures for COVID-19.

OLG will provide an update on when the casinos will re-open, taking into account guidance from public health authorities.

We look forward to welcoming back customers and employees at that time.

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