Great Canadian Gaming Provides Update On Gaming Facilities
The gambling industry in Canada has endured one of its toughest spells in recent times with the closing down of businesses and suspension of social gatherings. Recently there has been more mixed news for the gambling fans as Great Canadian Gaming Corporation announced that Elements Casino Grand River will be reopening, but two others of the corporation’s property will be closed for a while.
Over the course of the last 12 months now, gambling fanatics have been deprived of wagering in land-based gaming properties, with some temporarily reopening of casinos that were later shut down. Great Canadian Gaming Corporation has 26 gaming properties in Canada and soon only five of them will be functioning.
Always Changing Circumstances
The Crown Corporation has most recently provided a status update on its Ontario gaming facilities after the provincial government has informed that due to health and safety concerns some businesses will be closing down again. Elements Casino Brantford and Shorelines Casino Thousand Islands have fallen victims to the unprecedented situation yet again.
The gaming leader rather recently reopened the two gambling venues, but starting from March 21, 2021, at 11:59 EST both facilities were shut down. Currently, it is unknown for how long the two properties will remain non-operational but the gaming leader will be waiting for approval from the local government once again.
On a brighter note, another Ontario property will be restarting operations quite soon. The corporations announced that Elements Casino Grand River will be reopening its doors for gambling fans imminently on March 26, 2021. The casino will be offering slot machine play only, and there will be a visitor’s capacity of 50 at a time. Food and drink amenities will also be unavailable for the time being.
Following the status update, the Crown Corporation will only have two functioning gaming venues in the Ontario province with the rest operational properties being Casino Nova Scotia Halifax, Casino Nova Scotia Sydney in Nova Scotia, and Casino New Brunswick. The rest of the facilities will remain closed until allowed to reopen again.
March 5, 2021, saw the news that the gaming leader will be suspending two others of its Ontario’s properties from operations. Shorelines Casino Peterborough and Shorelines Slots at Kawartha Downs were closed down on March 7, 2021, after operating for only a month with the newly implemented health and safety protocols. It is currently unclear whether both venues will be able to welcome guests any time soon.
New Brunswick Status
The corporation’s only gaming venue in New Brunswick was officially allowed to reopen its services on February 12, 2021. For the joy of the province’s gambling enthusiasts, the facility remains open to this day, but before visiting, guests must be aware that they must comply with the entity’s health and safety measures. Wearing a protective face mask is a must, and player capacity should not exceed 50 individuals. Slot and table game offerings were significantly limited as well.