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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, including Great Blue Heron Casino & Hotel, Pickering Casino Resort, Elements Casino Brantford and Shorelines Casino Belleville, have launched dedicated sportsbook lounges, called Great Canadian Sportsbooks, where sports enthusiasts can watch live games, enjoy their favourite game-day food and beverage options, and place bets at one of several available kiosks. The lounges will also have team members available at peak times who can answer any questions related to the new services and take wagers from customers.

Six additional destinations in Ontario (Casino Woodbine, Shorelines Casino Peterborough, Shorelines Casino Thousand Islands, Elements Casino Mohawk, Elements Casino Grand River, and Elements Casino Flamboro) now feature sportsbook kiosks within existing gaming areas, where guests can place bets on various sporting events at a kiosk or through the casino cash cage.

“We remain laser-focused on enhancing the overall experience for our guests at our gaming and entertainment destinations, and the launch of sports betting at our Ontario destinations is another demonstration of these efforts,” said Tony Rodio, Chief Executive Officer, Great Canadian Entertainment. “These onsite additions reflect Great Canadian’s commitment to investing in our facilities and the communities where we operate, as well as creating new jobs and additional revenue that will support local municipalities in Ontario,” added Rodio.

The launch of sports betting and Great Canadian Sportsbooks comes on the heels of the Company’s rebrand to Great Canadian Entertainment, as well as the launch of Great Canadian Rewards, the Company’s new player rewards program that is now offered across its 12 Ontario destinations.

“We would like to thank the OLG, AGCO and Ontario’s provincial government for supporting this important launch for the casino industry across Ontario,” concluded Rodio.

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Founded in 1982 as Great Canadian Gaming Corporation, Great Canadian Entertainment is an Ontario based company that operates 25 gaming, entertainment and hospitality destinations 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 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.

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Great Canadian Entertainment lance les paris sportifs en personne dans dix de ses destinations en Ontario.

Une expérience de jeu et de divertissement unique en son genre pour les amateurs de sport en Ontario.

Le 28 octobre 2022 (Toronto, ON) – Great Canadian Entertainment (« Great Canadian » ou « l’entreprise ») est fier d’annoncer qu’à compter d’aujourd’hui, les clients peuvent désormais faire des paris sportifs en personne dans dix de ses destinations en Ontario.

Quatre de ses destinations, dont le Great Blue Heron Casino & Hotel, le Pickering Casino Resort, l’Elements Casino Brantford et le Shorelines Casino Belleville, ont lancé des salons dédiés aux paris sportifs, appelés Great Canadian Sportsbooks, où les amateurs de sport peuvent regarder les matchs en direct, profiter de leur nourriture et de leurs boissons préférées le jour du match, et placer des paris à l’un des nombreux kiosques disponibles. Des membres de l’équipe des salons seront également disponibles aux heures de pointe pour répondre aux questions relatives aux nouveaux services et prendre les paris des clients.

Six autres destinations en Ontario (Casino Woodbine, Shorelines Casino Peterborough, Shorelines Casino Thousand Islands, Elements Casino Mohawk, Elements Casino Grand River et Elements Casino Flamboro) disposent désormais de kiosques de paris sportifs dans les zones de jeu existantes, où les clients peuvent parier sur divers événements sportifs à un kiosque ou à la caisse du casino.

« Nous restons concentrés sur l’amélioration de l’expérience globale de nos invités dans nos destinations de jeu et de divertissement, et le lancement des paris sportifs dans nos destinations en Ontario est une autre démonstration de ces efforts », a déclaré Tony Rodio, chef de la direction de Great Canadian Entertainment. « Ces ajouts de sites reflètent l’engagement de Great Canadian à investir dans nos installations et dans les communautés où nous opérons, ainsi qu’à créer de nouveaux emplois et des revenus supplémentaires qui soutiendront les municipalités locales en Ontario », a ajouté Rodio.

Le lancement des paris sportifs et de Great Canadian Sportsbooks intervient dans la foulée du changement de marque de l’entreprise, qui devient Great Canadian Entertainment, ainsi que du lancement des Récompenses Great Canadian, le nouveau programme de récompenses des joueurs de l’entreprise, qui est désormais proposé dans ses 12 destinations en Ontario.

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Fondée en 1982 sous le nom de Great Canadian Gaming Corporation, Great Canadian Entertainment est une entreprise ontarienne qui exploite 25 établissements de jeux, de divertissement et d’accueil en Ontario, en Colombie-Britannique, au Nouveau-Brunswick et en Nouvelle-Écosse. L’engagement en matière de responsabilité sociale est un élément fondamental de la culture de l’entreprise. « FIER de nos gens, notre entreprise et notre communauté » (PROUD of our people, our business, our community) est la marque de Great Canadian qui unifie les efforts de l’entreprise en matière de communauté, de bénévolat et de responsabilité sociale. Dans le cadre du programme FIERTÉ (PROUD), la Great Canadian soutient plus de 1 400 organisations caritatives et sans but lucratif à travers le Canada. Dans chaque juridiction de jeu canadienne, une partie importante des revenus bruts de jeu provenant des installations de jeu est retenue par nos partenaires de la Couronne au nom de leur gouvernement provincial dans le but de soutenir des programmes tels que les soins de santé, l’éducation et les services sociaux.

Chuck Keeling
Vice-président exécutif, Engagement des parties prenantes, Communauté et Responsabilité sociale

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