Canada’s Casinos And The Coronavirus28-04-2021
With many countries experiencing a third wave resurgence in the coronavirus, the future still looks bleak for international travel prospects. For nations that rely heavily on tourism, many are subsequently feeling the pinch after a year of rolling lockdowns and travel restrictions.
Businesses that rely on local custom, as well as tourist dollars, have been doubly hit, and national vaccine rollouts are being looked at hopefully as the way out of the dilemma.
Traditional casinos hard hit
For tourists and for locals alike, gaming is a major Canadian attraction, and with a turnover of more than $15 billion dollars, it is the largest segment of the Canadian entertainment industry.
With the threat of pandemic looming, scores of non-essential shops and services were shut down, and the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation ordered the closure of all land-based casinos in Canada.
The same occurred in the USA, and people were coming to terms with a usually dazzling Las Vegas strip with no lights. In the same way, Canadian casinos were forced to close their doors and turn out the lights.
The upsurge in online casinos
With thousands of regular casino patrons forced to choose other sources of entertainment, www.spincasino.com typifies the alternative ‘online’ path that disappointed regular casino goers flocked to.
Many people worldwide have grown accustomed to making changes and sacrifices in their daily lives as second, and now third waves of coronavirus have hit. With travel, holidays, and entertainment schedules thrown into chaos, people still need to find a sense of release and enjoyment. This holds even more importance with the stress of a global virus pandemic.
Are online casinos restricted?
With the world’s travel, tourism, and entertainment industries facing a financial crisis, Canada’s online casino industry has weathered the storm and, not surprisingly, has reported increases in the number of patrons.
Traditional ‘land based’ casino operators and entertainment houses in Canada have had to seek government support during this time of crisis. This pattern is similarly reflected across the globe as businesses struggle to get through to the other side of the pandemic.
Whilst they may not provide the social ambience associated with traditional casinos, the online casinos remain unrestricted and provide a sense of entertainment and release for so many who have found themselves stranded and isolated by the pandemic.
Living for the bright lights
The Casino de Montreal is traditionally the largest of Canada’s casinos. With a massive floor space, this imposing casino boasts three thousand slot machines and one hundred fifteen live dealer tables, as well as a complete electronic gaming area.
With vaccination programs steadily progressing worldwide, and increased talk centred around vaccine passports, the days of free travel and tourism will return. So too will the bright lights return to places like America’s Vegas Strip and Canada’s Casino de Montreal.
With eighty-eight provincial casinos to host holidaymakers and local guests, Canada’s days of bright lights and bustle will return. People will once again be able to make a choice between the convenience of the online casino world and the traditional casino complex.
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