Fallsview Casino Resort and Casino Niagara will reopen to the public in accordance with provincial approvals at 10 a.m. July 23. Invitation-only events will be held July 21-22.
Both properties were shut down March 16, 2020, in line with provincial measures to curb the spread of COVID-19.
A press release stated, “Since the shutdown, Niagara Casinos have been diligently preparing for this reopening day with new and extensive health and safety measures. We have developed industry-leading health and safety precautions to ensure the safety of our casino family of customers and associates. These measures have been reviewed by Niagara Region Public Health and Emergency Services and infection control and prevention experts.”
Niagara Casinos President Richard Taylor said, "We are looking forward to welcoming back our guests and associates, and are doing so with their health and safety as our top priority. We are incredibly grateful for the efforts and sacrifices everyone has made over the past 16 months that have made it safe for us to reopen our doors. Together, by following implemented health and safety procedures, we can get back to fun at Fallsview Casino Resort and Casino Niagara!"
The press release continued, “When guests return to property, they can expect things to look a little bit different, but playing it safe has never been so fun. Customers can expect to see the following protocols in places when they arrive:
√ “Momentum cards will be required to enter the casino for contact-tracing purposes;
√ “Physical distancing of at least 2 meters (about 6-and-a-half feet);
√ “The use of face coverings for customers and employees;
√ “Ensuring the availability of alcohol-based hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes for customers;
√ “Implementing, where effective and possible, physical barriers such as clear plastic partitions;
√ “Enhanced cleaning and disinfection, particularly of high-touch surfaces, bathrooms and shared equipment;
√ “Signage and communication to reinforce all health and safety protocols;
√ “Employee health screening tools including temperature kiosks; and
√ “COVID-19 health and safety training for all staff.
“As we begin reopening on July 23, we appreciate the cooperation of our guests and associates as we work to welcome guests back to property. Things will reopen in a phased approach with limited amenities available at the onset to ensure a safe environment for all.”
Fallsview Casino Resort will be open 24/7 and offerings will include the hotel, gaming floor, slots, electronic table games, select dining establishments, the parking garage and Galleria shops and dining amenities. Limited table games will open at Fallsview on July 30.
Casino Niagara will be reopening from 10 a.m. until 2 a.m. daily with the last entry permitted at 1:15 a.m. Offerings will include the gaming floor, slots, electronic table games, Perks Café, and the Chill Bar. At this time, table games and the poker room will not be available at Casino Niagara.
The press release concluded, “As we progress through reopening, all amenities will be evaluated and reopening when possible. All entertainment at Fallsview Casino Resort and Casino Niagara will remain temporarily paused until provincial direction is given.”
For more information about health and safety procedures and property updates, visit:
√ Fallsview Casino Resort: https://fallsviewcasinoresort.com/updates.html
√ Casino Niagara: https://casinoniagara.com/updates.html