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Digest #5: Casinos and Bet Shops Re-Opening, Immortal Romance Revamp

This week in gambling, the future of casinos is still unknown as Ontario starts opening up their economy. On the other hand, bet shops are set to open on June 15 in the UK as casinos in the US are resuming their operations too. In other news, a fast-paced online casino has just been launched and it promises lightning-fast withdrawals, 24/7 live customer support, and a wide array of games. Last but not least, one of the Internet’s most loved slots, Immortal Romance, has just been moved to HTML5 and the timeless game has received a huge upgrade.

???? This Week in Canada: Ontario Eases into Reopening Phase but No Plans for Casinos Yet

After being in social and economic lockdown since March, Ontario has recently stepped into phase 1 of their 3-phase reopening plan. Phase 1 allows businesses that could immediately meet public and occupational health and safety measures to resume operations. However, how this affects casinos remains largely ambiguous.

But fret not! The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Commission (OLG) is collaborating with the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) to device a plan on how casinos can open their doors again – in a safe and responsible manner, of course. The new normal after COVID-19 could be requiring customers to wear face masks, ensuring easy access to alcohol-based hand sanitizers, implementing physical barriers, and enforcing social distancing partly by allowing only a limited number of people into the casino.

It is obvious that safety and health measures need to be maintained before casinos start operating again and having a sound plan can certainly help convince the government to give it permission. It also doesn’t hurt to mention the gambling revenues that the province will get from the re-opening of casinos too, eh?

???? This Week in the Rest of the World: UK to Re-Open Bet Shops on June 15

UK prime minister, Boris Johnson, has just announced the nation’s post-pandemic recovery strategy and has cleared bet shops to re-open on June 15. Of course, these shops need to provide a safe environment for both their employees and customers by implementing measures like frequent cleaning and hand-washing, using barriers to separate people, and operating at a lower capacity. Similarly, Ireland has also unveiled plans to open bet shops on June 29.

With bet shops and casinos on course to resume business – albeit at a limited capacity – in the UK, Ireland, and also in the US, they will provide useful insights on how this type of establishments could re-open their doors responsibly. Ontario should definitely keep an eye on them!


????️ Hot New Casino This Week: Swift Casino

swift casino - OCCanadaThis week, we shine our light on Swift Casino, an action-packed online casino offering daily promotions, a large and diverse games library, as well as many banking methods. If you are the type of person who wants things done quickly and efficiently, then you’d love the casino’s lightning-fast withdrawal system that allows you to receive your money within 24 hours and live customer service which provides immediate assistance any time of the day or night.

Start playing and pick up the casino’s welcome bonus of 100% on first deposit up to $100 bonus plus 50 free spins. It’s not the most lucrative welcome bonus, to be honest, but the casino is named Swift, not Lucrative.


???? Hot Game This Week: Immortal Romance Re-mastered

Well, this isn’t exactly a new game, but rather, a new facelift on a timeless classic favourite, Microgaming’s Immortal Romance video slot. It is an exceptionally beautiful slot with a progressive storyline, unveiling a dark tale of romance between 4 vampires as you make your spins.

The game has been migrated to an HTML5 platform, which means that it will be more mobile-friendly and can be upgraded with better features and graphics. Indeed, the new Immortal Romance will feature more functions, improved graphics and sound quality without any drastic changes. This just shows that even timeless slots can be made even more timeless! Try out the revamped slot at Hello Casino, where they double your first deposit and give out 25 free spins on Immortal Romance too!

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