Despite preparations for reopening, Niagara Falls casinos remain closed due to capacity restrictions imposed by the province’s government.
Canada.- A year after lockdown, casinos remain closed at Niagara Falls despite efforts to prepare the venues for a reopening.
Fallsview Casino Resort and Casino Niagara in Ontario have spent over $1m preparing for reopening, but officials claim reopening is not worth is with the current capacity restrictions in place.
Richard Taylor, the president of Niagara Casinos insisted that casinos are ready to follow all health and safety protocols but that the current 50-person limit did not support the long-term sustainability of the business
Niagara Falls mayor Jim Diodati is requesting that the province reconsider the 50-person limit for casinos, urging it to instead adopt a percentage measure based on the venue’s capacity. Diodati also stressed that casinos had impressive safety measures.
The Fallsview Casino Resort has over 200,000 square feet of gaming floor, while Casino Niagara has 95,000 feet of space.