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No bomb found after threat forces evacuation of Casino Rama Resort

Last Updated Feb 26, 2020 at 8:12 pm EDT

A sign in front of Casino Rama in Orilia Ont., on January 14, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS IMAGES/J.P. Moczulski

An unspecified threat against Casino Rama forced the evacuation of the Orillia resort Wednesday afternoon.

Orillia OPP say an anonymous threat was called in to them around 2 p.m.

Rob Mitchell, Director of Communications and Public Affairs for Gateway Casinos in Ontario, tells 680 News someone called the OPP threatening patrons, forcing the facility into lockdown.

“We immediately began to evacuate all our guests and staff and we’ve effectively put the facility in lockdown and the OPP are currently conducting an investigation.”

Approximately four hours after the threat was made, police announced no bomb was found and the resort was given the all clear to reopen.

This is the first time the resort and casino have been evacuated since it opened in 1996.

The resort, which is located on Rama First Nation, boasts over 2,200 slot machines, over 60 gaming tables, a 5,000 seat entertainment centre and a 300 room full-service hotel.