Skip to content

BREAKING: System-wide malfunction shuts down Casino Rama

The casino's hotel and Weirs restaurant remain open, officials say in wake of sudden closure of all Gateway properties
empty slots at casino rama
The gaming floor at Casino Rama is empty following shutdown of all Gateway properties due to a "system-wide malfunction."

Casino Rama has been unexpectedly shut down on Sunday.

Gateway Casinos and Entertainment, the company that operates Casino Rama and dozens of other casinos in Canada, posted a notice on their Facebook page that all of their gaming facilities were closed as of 1 p.m. Sunday.

"All Gateway Ontario sites will close due to a system-wide malfunction until further notice," says the two-sentence statement posted on social media.

"Casino Rama Resort's hotel and Weirs restaurant will remain open. We apologize for the inconvenience."

Casino Rama opened July 31, 1996 and was open 24/7 continuously until they were forced to close during the province's pandemic shutdown in 2020.

According to its website, Gateway is one of the largest and most diversified gaming and entertainment companies in Canada with 29 gaming properties in British Columbia and Ontario and two additional properties in Edmonton, Alberta.

No other information was available Sunday afternoon.


Verified reader

If you would like to apply to become a verified commenter, please fill out this form.

Dave Dawson

About the Author: Dave Dawson

Dave Dawson is community editor of
Read more