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Canada – Great Canadian confirms British Colombia and Ontario closures

By - 17 March 2020

Great Canadian Gaming Corporation has confirmed the temporary suspension of gaming facilities in Ontario, British Columbia, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick until further notice in an effort to contribute to the containment of the COVID-19 virus.

The suspension of the company’s gaming facilities was made in consultation with the respective lottery corporations and based on announcements from health authorities regarding the risk of possible transmission of the COVID-19 virus in venues where the public may congregate in significant numbers. No cases of the COVID-19 virus have been reported by any guests or employees of the Company at any of its properties and the closures are preventative in nature to limit the potential for transmission of the virus. The suspensions are temporary and will be reviewed as the situation with respect to the COVID-19 virus evolves.

Great Canadian is committed to providing a safe environment for all its guests and staff and will provide further updates as they develop.

Rod Baker, Chief Executive Officer, said: “In conjunction with our crown partners in Ontario, British Columbia, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick, Great Canadian Casino Facilities have temporarily suspended all operations as of Sunday, March 15. While there have been no cases of COVID-19 reported at any of the Great Canadian Casino Facilities, this measure has been deemed to be in the best interests of the public’s health and the ongoing efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19. We appreciate your understanding during this unprecedented situation.On behalf of our 10,000 team members across the country, and the millions of guests we have the privilege of hosting and entertaining each year, we know we have a role to play in the fight to slow down the spread of COVID-19. We are taking this unprecedented and proactive step along with the countless other organizations across the country that are taking similar action to collectively contain the spread of COVID-19,” added Mr. Baker.

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