Canada Casinos, Bingo Halls Saskatchewan reopen for Step Two

Dozens of people lined up outside Casino Regina on Sunday morning.

Bradford Jones was one. He said he was hoping for a taste of regular life and that he was looking to “get back out into the world (and) feel a little normal again.”

As of Sunday, June 20, Saskatchewan residents can again visit casinos and bingo halls now that the province moved to the second phase of the reopening plan and loosening COVID-19 public health restrictions.

The government is allowing a maximum of 150 people in the venues, as well as in recreational facilities and libraries.

Casino Regina staff told Global News they reached capacity 45 minutes after they opened.

Saskatchewan Gaming Commission spokesperson Shanna Schulhauser said it’s a welcome sign because the COVID-19 closure cost them.

“We’ve been looking forward to it for weeks,” she told Global News.

Source: Global News