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Great Canadian Gaming Announces the Temporary Suspension of Gaming Operations at Elements Casino Brantford and Racing Operations at Flamboro Downs

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TORONTO, ON, Dec. 18, 2020 /CNW/ - Further to the announcement on December 18, 2020 from the Ontario provincial government that certain businesses in certain regions, such as casinos and race tracks, will be restricted further operationally, Great Canadian Gaming Corporation (TSX:GC) ("Great Canadian" or "the Company") will be suspending gaming operations at Elements Casino Brantford and racing operations at Flamboro Downs as of Sunday, December 20, 2020 at 11:59pm EST.

Live racing without spectators, with pari mutuel wagering offered on those races via simulcast, had been conducted at Flamboro Downs since September 3, 2020. Gaming operations at Elements Casino Flamboro (the same location as Flamboro Downs), were suspended on November 15, 2020.

Currently, six of the Company's 26 properties are open with the four Ontario properties operating with a guest capacity of fifty, Casino New Brunswick operating with 25% of pre-closure capacity, and Casino Nova Scotia Sydney operating with 20% of pre-closure capacity. Emergency health orders continue to remain in place in all provinces the Company does business in.

Details regarding the reopening of Elements Casino Brantford and Flamboro Downs will be announced at a later date.

Below is an overview of the operational status of the Company's properties:

Current Status of Operations

Ontario

Current Status


Ontario

Current Status

Casino Woodbine – Closed

Reopened September 28 with guest capacity of 50, no table games or food & beverage amenities; Closed October 9


Elements Casino Brantford – Closing 11;59pm, December 20, 2020

Reopened September 28 with guest capacity 50, no table games or food & beverage amenities; Closed beginning December 20

Elements Casino Mohawk – Closed

Reopened September 28 with guest capacity of 50, no table games or food & beverage amenities; Closed November 15


Shorelines Casino Thousand Islands – Open

Reopened September 28; Guest capacity 50, no table games or food & beverage amenities

Elements Casino Flamboro – Closed

Reopened September 28 with guest capacity of 50, no table games or food & beverage amenities; Closed November 15


Shorelines Slots at Kawartha Downs – Open

Reopened September 28; Guest capacity 50, no table games or food & beverage amenities

Casino Ajax – Closed

Reopened September 28 with guest capacity of 50, no table games or food & beverage amenities; Closed November 22


Shorelines Casino Belleville – Open

Reopened September 28; Guest capacity 50, no table games or food & beverage amenities

Great Blue Heron Casino – Closed

Reopened September 28 with guest capacity of 50, no table games or food & beverage amenities; Closed November 22


Shorelines Casino Peterborough – Open

Reopened September 28; Guest capacity 50, no table games or food & beverage amenities

Elements Casino Grand River – Closed

Reopened September 28 with guest capacity of 50, no table games or food & beverage amenities; Closed December 14




New Brunswick

Current Status


Nova Scotia

Current Status

Casino New Brunswick – Open

Reopened September 28; Closed October 9; Reopened October 23; Current guest capacity approximately 25% of pre-closure capacity, no table games or food & beverage amenities


Casino Nova Scotia Halifax – Closed

Reopened October 5 with guest capacity of approximately 20% pre-closure capacity; limited table games and food and beverage amenities introduced November 12; Closed beginning November 26

British Columbia

Current Status


Casino Nova Scotia Sydney – Open

Reopened October 5; Guest capacity approximately 20% of pre-closure capacity, no table games or food & beverage amenities

All properties in British Columbia - Closed

All properties in British Columbia closed since March 16

ABOUT GREAT CANADIAN GAMING CORPORATION

Founded in 1982, Great Canadian Gaming Corporation is an Ontario based company that operates 26 gaming, entertainment and hospitality facilities in Ontario, British Columbia, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia. Fundamental to the Company's culture is its commitment to social responsibility. "PROUD of our people, our business, our community" is Great Canadian's brand that unifies the Company's community, volunteering and social responsibility efforts. Under the PROUD program, Great Canadian annually supports over 1,400 charitable and non-profit organizations across Canada. In each Canadian gaming jurisdiction, a significant portion of gross gaming revenue from gaming facilities is retained by our Crown partners on behalf of their provincial government for the purpose of supporting programs like healthcare, education and social services.

Great Canadian Gaming Corporation
39 Wynford Drive
North York, ON
M3C 3K5
Website: www.gcgaming.com

SOURCE Great Canadian Gaming Corporation

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