Rideau Carleton Casino closes due to COVID-19


The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Commission has announced that all Ontario casinos, including the Rideau Carleton Casino, are temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 virus.

“The health and safety of our team members and guests is our top priority,” stated the casino on its website. “Consistent with the recommendations of the province’s Chief Medical Officer of Health related to new precautionary measures for COVID-19, and as authorized and directed by the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG), we will be closing the Rideau Carleton casino temporarily.”

With the closing of the Casino, the following promotions and/or events have either been postponed or cancelled:- Town Pants concert on March 17th has been cancelled

– St. Patrick’s Day T-Shirt Giveaway has been cancelled.

– Dublin Draw scheduled for March 28, will be postponed with the date to be determined after reopening.

– Gift giveaways scheduled for March 16, March 23 and March 30 will be postponed with the date determined after reopening.

– At this time, any ongoing or scheduled promotions on the Casino calendar for the month of March that is not listed above is considered canceled due to the closure.

The casino will announce a reopening date timeline as soon as they have further information taking into account guidance from public health authorities.

“We would like to thank the over 800 team members of the Rideau Carleton Raceway casino for delivering exemplary service during these times as well the public health authorities and healthcare professionals for helping to protect everyone from the spread of the virus,” the casino stated. “Thank you for your understanding during these extra-ordinary times.”

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