Great Northern Casino in Alberta is opening its doors for the first time since its closure on 12th December 2020. The reopening comes as the province moves to the second stage of its reopening.
In the second stage of reopening in Alberta, casinos, restaurants, and recreation facilities are allowed to reopen, and only accommodate 33 percent of the total capacity.
In a statement, Leanne Brownless, the General Manager for the Great Northern Casino, said that her time is eager to welcome people back to the facility. She also promised to adhere to allow measures placed by Alberta Health Service (AHS).
“We’re extremely excited to get back to work and opened up. We’ll be following all the AHS protocols and sanitizing. Our lounge is open, slot machines will be open, and table games will open.”
Brownless hopes that live entertainment will also be back soon. However, she expects that to happen once the province moves to the third stage of reopening. She expects several entertainment acts to be available when that time arrives.
The province will enter into stage 3 of reopening once 70 percent of all eligible Albertans receive their first dose of COVID-19. At that time, public health restrictions will be lifted, including the ban of indoor social gatherings.