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Great Canadian Gaming announces official suspension of operations at its Woodbine and New Brunswick casinos

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TORONTO, Oct. 13, 2020 /CNW/ -Further to the announcements on October 9, 2020 by the provincial governments of both Ontario and New Brunswick that certain businesses, including casinos, will be required to close as part of the effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Great Canadian Gaming Corporation (TSX:GC) (“Great Canadian” or “the Company”) temporarily suspended casino operations at Casino Woodbine and Casino New Brunswick as of 11:59 p.m., October 9, 2020.

The casino operations at the Company’s other ten properties in Ontario are not impacted by the Ontario provincial government’s announcement.

Great Canadian is committed to providing a safe environment for both its guests and team members and introduced significant health and safety protocols as part of the reopening of the Company’s properties in Ontario and New Brunswick on September 28, 2020.

Great Canadian will continue to support the efforts of provincial governments, public health authorities and Crown partners in preventing the spread of COVID-19. Details regarding the reopening of Casino Woodbine and Casino New Brunswick will be announced at a later date.

ABOUT GREAT CANADIAN GAMING CORPORATION

Founded in 1982, Great Canadian Gaming Corporation is an Ontario based company that operates 25 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.

SOURCE Great Canadian Gaming Corporation

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