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Posted On: January 16, 2023
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275-Room Hotel Newest Venue to Open at Great Canadian Entertainment’s New $500M Pickering Casino Resort January 16, 2023 (TORONTO, ON) – Great Canadian Entertainment, Canada’s leader in gaming and hospitality, today announced that the brand new 275-room Pickering Casino Resort Hotel is now open and accepting reservations. Located east ...

WHERE GREAT BEGINS. Great Canadian Entertainment logo
Posted On: December 15, 2022
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Great Canadian Entertainment Promotes Ron Urquhart to COO; Appoints Gavin Whiteley as CMO

December 15, 2022 (Toronto, ON) – Great Canadian Entertainment (“Great Canadian” or the “Company”) today announced that its current Executive Vice President of Operations in the Greater Toronto Area, Ron Urquhart, has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer, and Gavin Whiteley has been appointed as the Company’s Chief Marketing ...

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Posted On: November 21, 2022
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Great Canadian Appoints Matthew Anfinson as CEO, Jordan Banks as Executive Chairperson

Tony Rodio Retires as CEO November 21, 2022 (Toronto, ON) – Great Canadian Entertainment (“Great Canadian” or the “Company”) today announced that Anthony ‘Tony’ Rodio, Chief Executive Officer, is retiring as CEO and director and the Board of Directors has appointed Matthew Anfinson, previously the Company’s Chief Operating Officer, ...

A matchup of two players
Posted On: October 28, 2022
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Great Canadian Entertainment Launches In-Person Sports Betting Across Ten Of Its Ontario Destinations

A first-of-its-kind gaming and entertainment experience for sports enthusiasts in Ontario October 28, 2022 (Toronto, ON) – Great Canadian Entertainment (“Great Canadian” or the “Company”) is proud to announce that effective today, guests can now make in-person sports bets at ten of its Ontario destinations. Four of its destinations, ...

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
Posted On: September 29, 2022
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Great Canadian commemorating National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Great Canadian team members encouraged to wear orange ribbons to support and acknowledge the Canadian statutory holiday, and company to make donations to four Indigenous charities September 30, 2022 (Toronto, ON) – Great Canadian Entertainment (“Great Canadian” or “the Company”) will be commemorating National Day for Truth and Reconciliation ...

Where great begins Great Canadian Entertainment
Posted On: July 19, 2022
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Great Canadian Gaming Corporation Rebrands to Great Canadian Entertainment; Announces New Website and Loyalty Rewards Program

New branding and loyalty program elevate expectations for Canadian casino entertainment August 3, 2022, Toronto, ON – Great Canadian Gaming Corporation (“Great Canadian” or the “Company”) announced that it has rebranded as Great Canadian Entertainment reflecting the company’s strategy to set a new industry standard for gaming entertainment in ...

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Posted On: July 10, 2022
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Elements Casino Chilliwack makes annual payment of $192,560 to Knight Road Legacy Association (KRLA)

Since 2012, KRLA has received over $3.5 million from Elements Casino Chilliwack CHILLIWACK, BC – On June 28th, 2022, Knight Road Legacy Association (KRLA) received its annual payment from Elements Casino Chilliwack in the amount of $192,560 for its share of slot machine revenue in 2021. Elements Casino Chilliwack ...