Great Canadian Gaming Corporation Reopens British Columbia Casinos
Normality is slowly returning to British Columbia, with many businesses, including local casinos, allowed to reopen their doors.
British Columbia is slowly getting back to normality, with most businesses being allowed to restart their operations. In light of the lifting of restrictions, the Great Canadian Gaming Corporation has announced that it will be reopening its premium casino venues across the province.
British Columbia gamblers and casino workers alike had to endure over 15 months of casino shutdowns, with gambling houses across the province having had to shut down in March 2020.
Welcoming Back Guests
Starting from 1 July, the Great Canadian Gaming Corporation will reopen the following venues: River Rock Casino Resort, Elements Casino Victoria, Hard Rock Casino Vancouver, Elements Casino Chilliwack, Casino Nanaimo, Hastings Racecourse, Elements Casino Surrey, Chances Maple Ridge, and Chances Dawson Creek.
However, the reopened venues will operate with reduced capacity and in line with health and safety protocols to contain the spread of the pandemic. Currently, the number of slot machines and table games will be decreased to comply with social distancing rules. Food and beverage services will also be limited.
Terrance Doyle, the interim CEO of the Great Canadian Gaming Corporation, stated that the reopening of venues in British Columbia is an important development for the company and its recovery. Doyle said that as a result of the reopenings, over 1,000 company employees would return to work.
The Great Canadian Gaming Corporation was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Ontario. The company oversees 26 entertainment, gaming, and hospitality facilities in British Columbia, Nova Scotia, Ontario, and New Brunswick. Additionally, the company assists over 1,400 charitable and non-profit organisations across the country through its PROUD programme.