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Caesars Windsor didn’t hold up against COVID-19

Alexander Liam

Caesars Windsor Hotel & Casino is temporarily closed because of the COVID-19

Caesars Windsor is a casino owned by the authorities of the province through the governmental corporation Ontario Lottery and Gaming. It has graced a city in southwestern Ontario, Windsor, on the waterfront of the Detroit River since 1994. Operated by Harrah’s Entertainment, Caesars Windsor Hotel & Casino is claimed to be one of four casinos in Detroit–Windsor and the most famous of them. The creation of this majestic casino that grandiosely overlooks the Detroit skyline from the waterfront was one of the major factors in the Michigan legislature authorizing the legalization of gambling in Detroit in the first part of the 21st century.

On the third of January, Monday were announced some extra COVID-19 restrictions by the government of Ontario. The main reason for new safety measures is the rapid spread of the Omicron, a new covid variant. The measures to slow the spread of COVID-19 announced by Ontario authorities include the closing of bars, cafes, and restaurants to the indoor dining. Also, there are coming further limits on indoor and outdoor gatherings, and of course, capacity limits for malls, retail stores, gyms, and libraries. All the measures are coming into effect on Wednesday. All of the aforesaid means that the province returns to the Second Step of the reopening plan, being precise – to its modified version.

Caesars Windsor is going to be closed from the fifth of January till January 26, 2022, because of the restrictions reported in the Ontario government’s Step Two. The safety and health of the employees and guests are the main priority for the management of the casino near the Canadian end of the Detroit Windsor Tunnel. Caesars Windsor is welcoming back all the gamers, but only at a time when it will be safe for the community.

In a media release, Caesars Windsor management announced that it is temporarily closing the doors at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, January 5, and will last till Wednesday, January 26. During the period of closure, all restaurant bookings, concerts, and other events will be canceled. President of Caesars Windsor, Kevin Laforet, has mentioned in his official public statement that the casino is eagerly awaiting all visitors. But they can’t return until the situation is safe for the Canadian community.

One of the canceled events that were supposed to happen on the 27th of January is a concert by legendary Alice Cooper. Caesars Windsor said that all refunds for the tickets are going to be handled through the original point of purchase. The Live to Rock performance, which was originally scheduled for the twenty of January, will be postponed until summer. At least, all the tickets for the January performance are going to be valid for the new date.

The casino resort is forcing all the guests of the hotel to check out by Tuesday noon. All future hotel bookings can not be accepted until further notice by the government and then by hotel management. The gaming floor is going to be closed by midnight on Tuesday.

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