Canada: Manitoba betting on electronic table games once government-run casinos reopen

Canada: Manitoba betting on electronic table games once government-run casinos reopen

Article brief provided by CBC News
  • Ian Froese, CBC News
April 17, 2021 10:00 PM
  • Ian Froese, CBC News

    A new way of playing blackjack, roulette and other table games is in the cards at Manitoba’s government-run casinos.

    Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries is betting on its new “stadium gaming” experience, once pandemic restrictions ease. A dealer will lead the game from a distance, while players sit at their own interactive video display, properly distanced from others.

    The new gambling approach, which is already operating in many other provinces, will become a permanent fixture at Winnipeg casinos. They’ve been shut down since October, owing to the pandemic.

    “This pivot in operations will allow us to call back table game employees when the casinos reopen,” a Liquor and Lotteries spokesperson said by email.