Casino Rama Resort off-limits to public as police investigate bomb threat

Bomb threat against Casino Rama was called into Orillia OPP

An anonymous bomb threat made to Casino Rama Resort has forced customers and staff to evacuate the premises Wednesday afternoon.

According to Rob Mitchell, Director of Communications and Public Affairs at Gateway Casinos and Entertainment Limited says an anonymous bomb threat against the resort was called into Orillia OPP around 2 p.m.

OPP and Rama Police are on-site and have assisted staff with the evacuation of the site.

Mitchell says the priority is ensuring the safety of customers and employees while the police continue to investigate the threat.

A nearby elementary school was briefly placed in a hold-and-secure as a precaution.