After being nonoperational since March of last year, nearly 20 casinos and 12 community gaming centers in British Columbia will reopen on July 1.
Prior to the pandemic, BC casinos generated more than $1.3 billion in gross revenue per year. It also employed more than 37,000 people in the province.
Since March 16, 2020, the company’s British Columbia properties are nonoperational to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the province.
“This is another exciting development for Great Canadian and our recovery from the pandemic’s impact,” said Terrance Doyle, Interim Chief Executive Officer. Most importantly, these reopenings mean that over 1,000 of our team members will be back to work.”
“We are glad to finally reopen casinos and community gaming centers across the province. The health and safety of our employees and customers are of extreme importance,” says Tony Santo, CEO of Gateway Casinos. “We anticipate a safe and steady restart and a return to full operations as soon as possible.”