Great Canadian Gaming Corporation announced the reopening of its properties in Halifax and Sydney. The announcement came after Nova Scotia’s provincial government allowed businesses that had previously been closed to combat the spread of COVID-19 to reopen. The provincial government shut down the company’s Halifax casino on April 22. Great Canadian’s Sydney location also closed less than a week later.
On Wednesday, after the provincial government approved the reopening of casinos, GCGC reopened its two properties to the public. Although both venues welcome visitors, they must adhere to social distancing guidelines.
Furthermore, wearing a mask on the casino floor is mandatory, and video lottery terminals have a capacity limit of 50%. Also, GCGC’s Halifax and Sydney properties offer limited food and beverage services and operate until midnight.
Terrance Doyle, the interim CEO of GCGC, is glad to reopen both properties. Furthermore, he regarded the company’s return to business as a significant development, stating that it is the first step toward resuming operations in British Columbia and Ontario. Doyle acknowledged that GCGC is looking forward to welcoming back its employees and visitors. Last but not least, he attributed the reopening to the country’s successful vaccination program.