Vernon's Lake City Casino workers were among the Gateway Casinos employees who voted 93.1 per cent in favour of striking last week. (Jennifer Smith/Morning Star)

Vernon casino rings back into action, with masks

More than 100 employees brought back after 15 months off the job

After more than a year off the job, casino workers are getting back in action.

B.C.’s Restart Plan allows for casinos to re-open July 1, meaning 108 Lake City Casino employees in Vernon are expected to return to work.

But players and staff will have to keep their masks on.

”As restrictions are lifted more staff will be returned to active work,” Gateway Casinos public relations director Tanya Gabara said. “We are pleased to see that many of our team members have hung in there with us and are eager to get back to work.”

All casinos were mandated to close on March 16, 2020. But come Thursday, July 1, 2021, the Vernon casino will open its doors at 10 a.m.

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The buffet will not re-open under current restrictions, but Match Eatery since reopened March 18, 2021.

Casino floor food and beverage staff will resume with revised operating plans and casino capacity limits will be in effect.

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