Quebec decided to suspend the operation of entertainment establishments such as casino accommodations after an unprecedented situation occurred at the end of December last year.
In addition to casinos, Loto-Québec reported that Barr’s VLT, Bingo and Kinzo offerings were also closed. Now, nearly two months later, the provincial government says, they can resume work.
LOTTE-QUEBEC ANNOUNCES CASINO ACCOMMODATIONS WILL RE-OPEN . These include Casino Montreal, Casino Charlevoix, Casino Lacremi, Truia Riviere, and Quebec City Gaming Rooms. Crown Corporation also informed Casino de Mont-Tremblant
The Crown Agency also shared that along with the casino, VLTs at bars and Kinjo branches will also resume work. But working hours at all properties will be different, says Lotto-Québec. Visitors must also present their vaccine passports to enter the gaming facility and wear protective face masks. Employees should also wear masks.
Health and Social Affairs Minister Christian Dube also noted on Tuesday that vaccination passports and obligations would remain here. Casino accommodations that will reopen can also function as 50% of the maximum capacity, and the opening of the theater will be 100% of the capacity of the guests, but with appropriate health measures.
Statement of Last Deadline
When Crown Corporation closed its casino facilities late last year, Jean-François Bergeron, president and CEO of Crown Corporation, made a statement. At the time, he said the closure would be different from the previous one because he knew the royal family would react. The idea was to move most of our employees to customer service.
The corporation also released fiscal figures for the second quarter that ended . During the quarter, the company reported earnings of more than $388 million, up 58% from the same quarter a year ago. The company also shared that it is close to meeting its annual goals.
No mandatory employee vaccination
In September last year, Mr. Bergeron said the Crown organization would not require employees to be injected with the virus. He argued that, in contrast to other agencies, Crown has no plans to mandate vaccinations for its employees. It also said that the exact vaccination rate of employees at the time was unknown, but it was close to the 77% vaccination rate in the province at the time.