TORONTO – Canada’s biggest gaming operator, Great Canadian Gaming Corp., says it will reopen its gaming facilities in Ontario and New Brunswick on September 28th.
This is welcome news for the Canadian gaming giant as their gaming properties in these provinces have been closed since March 16th.
The reopening regulations in both provinces are different and Great Canadian Gaming Corp. says it will adhere to the provincial guidelines in each respective province.
A total of 11 Great Canadian Gaming properties will reopen in Ontario and, currently, provincial restrictions only enable indoor limits of up to 50 people. Ontario’s provincial guideline also states that casinos are only able to offer slot machine gaming, while table games remain off-limits for now.
In New Brunswick, Great Canadian Gaming only has one gaming property and it will also abide by provincial restrictions. Currently, New Brunswick has a limit of up to 25 percent of venue capacity. It will also offer slot machine gaming only for the foreseeable future.
Despite the promising news of these reopenings in Ontario and New Brunswick, Great Canadian Gaming President and CEO, Rod Baker, says that total revenues are still expected to take a massive hit. “The reductions will be especially significant for our Ontario properties where, due to the 50-guest maximum restriction, we expect no material financial benefit to the company from our 11 Ontario locations,” Baker said in a recent news release.