COQUITLAM, BC, Aug. 30, 2018 /CNW/ - Great Canadian Gaming Corporation [TSX:GC] ("the Company") announced today that its subsidiary, One Toronto Gaming ("OTG"), has received the necessary municipal zoning approvals from the City of Toronto to offer table games at Casino Woodbine. As a result of the City's approval, as well as other regulatory approvals, OTG has opened 50 "live dealer" table games at the facility. This is the first time that live dealer table games are available in a gaming facility in the Greater Toronto Area. OTG has also added a diverse mix of new electronic table and "stadium style" gaming positions that can accommodate up to 331 players in addition to the live dealer games.
OTG anticipates a further addition at Casino Woodbine of 50 live dealer table games and over 300 slot machines in the fourth quarter of 2018.
"This is another important achievement for One Toronto Gaming, made possible by the hard work from our team in collaboration with stakeholders including OLG, our regulators, and the City of Toronto," stated Rod Baker, the Company's President and Chief Executive Officer. "This not only is a significant step in the expansion and overall development of Casino Woodbine, but this additional gaming amenity has generated over 400 new jobs, and will create another 300 by the end of 2018," concluded Mr. Baker.
ABOUT GREAT CANADIAN GAMING CORPORATION
Founded in 1982, Great Canadian Gaming Corporation is a BC based company that operates 28 gaming, entertainment and hospitality facilities in Ontario, British Columbia, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Washington State. 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 invests over $2.5 million in our communities, and in 2017, over 1,900 charitable organizations were supported by Great Canadian. 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.
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