Great Canadian Gaming Corporation spokesman Chuck Keeling said the company’s casino reopening in B.C. went as well as possible after nearly a year and a half of closure. Mr. Keeling explained that reopening is difficult because employees have to review old technologies and learn about new mandatory health and safety rules.
Mr. Keeling went on to say that despite the reduced capacity, the atmosphere at the casino was electric and everyone was happy to be back. To prevent the spread of the virus, the company has installed necessary social distancing measures such as the Plexiglas barrier, improved hygiene, and changes to table game services. Visitors and staff should also wear protective masks.
According to the province’s restart plan, without further disruptions and obstacles, the casino will be able to return to its full garden without obstacles on Sept. 7. However, Mr. Keeling said he was happy that the company was reopening despite reduced capacity, and that he made a tremendous effort to reopen as plans to reopen were revealed on May 25.
Michael Worth, general manager of Elements Casino Surrey, informed us that the hotel’s buffet has not yet resumed, but will run until Sept. 7. However, there are foodies in operation, so there are food and beverage amenities. Currently, slot machines are available 24 hours a day, but table games are limited from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. from Sunday to Thursday, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays
The gaming company has also reopened several other casino facilities in British Columbia. On July 1, it also resumed operations at River Rock Casino and Resorts, Hard Rock Casino Vancouver, Element Casino Victoria, Casino Nanaimo, Element Casino Chilliwak, Hastings Racecourse, Chance Maple Ridge and Chance Dawson Creek. All of these operate under capacity reductions and strict health and safety regulations.
a decrease in sales
The closure of casinos at companies across Canada has left Great Canadian Gaming Corp. with a somewhat financially challenging 15 months. In May, the gaming giant announced its financial results for the first quarter of 2021. In the first quarter of this year, the company posted a negative free cash flow of CA$70.5 million, a significant decrease in the first quarter