Great Canadian Gaming Corporation, one of the largest gaming and entertainment companies in the country, has decided to suspend activity at two of its venues in the province of Ontario: Casino Ajax and Great Blue Heron Casino.
Both locations reopened on September 28, after almost half a year of lockdown due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. Now there are serious concerns about the health and safety of people in the province of Ontario, and the government has restricted casino operations once again.
Great Canadian Gaming also owns a casino in New Brunswick, and for now that venue will remain open but with an occupancy limit of 50 people. The company currently operates 25 gaming, entertainment and hospitality facilities in Ontario, British Columbia, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. There are currently 9,500 employees working for the Corporation across the country.
Earlier this month, Great Canadian Gaming announced the temporary suspension of operations at Elements Casino Flamboro in Hamilton and Elements Casino Mohawk in Milton. That decision had the same reasons, the government further limited the casino venue’s occupancy threshold, making ongoing operation unsustainable.