Great Canadian Gaming Corporation is ready to see the relaunch of in-person gaming within the premises of its casino locations and gaming halls. This week saw an update on the status of the 25 gaming hotspots overseen by the casino operator. It shed light on the provinces that will be able to relaunch casino gaming this month.
Over the past nearly six months, the casino operator has left its casino venues closed amid the constantly changing unprecedented situation across Canada. This move aimed to protect both the people frequenting its casino locations and the casino staff members guaranteeing their normal operation on a daily basis. Now it is time for a change for some of the Canadian provinces seeking more information.
New Brunswick Operation
The province of Ontario will very soon witness the relaunch of 11 Great Canadian Gaming casino hotspots ready to welcome their casino patrons. September 28 is scheduled to see their reopening with all safety measures implemented for the protection of all individuals on their premises. The provincial reopening plan is in its third stage, which includes casino gaming among other indoor activities.
The 11 locations in question are going to follow the provincial guidelines for casino operation and allow up to 50 people on their premises at all times. This will promote physical distancing and safety. In addition to that, the casino locations would not be able to provide table gaming for the time being. New Brunswick is the other location that will see the return of its in-person gaming at the end of this month.
Casino New Brunswick brings back gaming activities to the region once again on September 28. All safety protocols are going to be implemented for the protection of all individuals on the premises of the casino hotspot. The casino floor is going to return with a capacity of 25 percent, in order to promote physical distancing between the players.
Moreover, Casino New Brunswick is also going to return with half of its slot machines operating, once again aiming to create space between the players making their way on a daily basis. Table gaming is not going to be available at this point of the casino operation. Great Canadian Gaming is still working in close collaboration with Nova Scotia Gaming Corporation.
As a result of those efforts, the casino operator would be able to launch its two casino locations in Nova Scotia. It should also be taken into account that the province of British Columbia will have to keep the Great Canadian Gaming venues closed for the time being. This will be the case until the provincial government issues more information on when in-person gambling would be allowed on a provincial level.
Rod Baker, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, expressed his happiness with the return of daily operation at the casino locations in Ontario and New Brunswick this month. He also pointed out that when it comes to Ontario’s operation, the casino leader expects no material financial benefit, at least until the beginning of the fourth stage of the reopening plan.