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Canada – Great Canadian Gaming forced to make two more COVID closures

Further to the announcement from the Ontario provincial government that certain businesses, such as casinos, will be further restricted operationally in the effort to contain the spread of COVID-19, Great Canadian Gaming Corporation suspended operations at Elements Casino Brantford and Shorelines Casino – Thousand Islands as of March 21. The company will also be reopening…

Canada – Apollo’s deal to buy Great Canadian Gaming approved by Supreme Court

Apollo Global Management’s deal to buy Canadian casino group Great Canadian Gaming Corp. moved a step closer having been granted approval by the Supreme Court of British Columbia. A spokesperson said: “Great Canadian Gaming Corporation has received approval from the Supreme Court of British Columbia of the statutory plan of arrangement under section 288 of…

Canada – Great Canadian to begin reopening casinos in Ontario and New Brunswick

Great Canadian will begin reopening its 11 properties on September 28, 2020 as part of Ontario’s Stage 3 framework for the reopening of its economy. As part of that framework, the Company will be adhering to provincial guidelines, which include indoor gathering limits up to a maximum of 50 guests, and will not include the…

US – Maverick buys three Seattle casinos from Great Canadian Gaming

Great Canadian Gaming, the Canadian company that operates gaming, entertainment and hospitality facilities, is planning to sell the shares of Great American Gaming Corporation to Maverick Gaming for US$56m. The purchase will include three card room casinos in Everett, Tukwila and Lakewood, all in the Seattle area of the state of Washington. “We couldn’t be…

Canada – Great Canadian Gaming completes deal for Greater Toronto bundle

Great Canadian Gaming and Brookfield Business Partners have successfully completed the acquisition of certain gaming assets in the Greater Toronto Area (the GTA Bundle) through their partnership Ontario Gaming for roughly C$170m. The Partnership has signed a casino operating and services agreement (COSA) with the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) to take over the…

Canada – Great Canadian Gaming investigated over money laundering claims

River Rock Casino Resort, located south of Vancouver is being investigated by British Colombia’s Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch, after it accepted $11m in C$20 bills in just one month in July 2015. Attorney General David Eby has released a 2016 MNP report on anti-money laundering practices in BC casinos and announced a review to…

Canada – Great Canadian Gaming wins the race to buy Greater Toronto bundle

Great Canadian Gaming Corp and partner Brookfield Asset Management has been awarded the 22-year license to operate slot halls and casinos in the Greater Toronto Area. It beat off competition from Genting Group and Caesars Entertainment to win the right from the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation to buy OLG Slots at Woodbine, OLG Slots…

Canada – Redevelopment underway at View Royal Casino

Great Canadian Gaming Corporation has reported that the long-awaited redevelopment of View Royal Casino has begun and things are progressing rapidly. Demolition of exterior walls, roof structures and old fixtures is a daily occurrence as the property gets ready for a comprehensive overhaul. “When we started this journey a couple of weeks ago, there were…

Canada – Great Canadian opens Shorelines Casino Belleville

Great Canadian Gaming Corporation, a majority shareholder and lead operator of the Ontario Gaming East Limited Partnership, opened Shorelines Casino Belleville on January 11. Craig DeMarta, Vice President Operations East, Great Canadian Corporation, said: “We are absolutely thrilled about the Grand Opening of Shorelines Casino Belleville and are excited to showcase the best of entertainment,…