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GCGC Has Transitional Funding Deals

May 24, 2013:

Great Canadian Gaming Corporation (GCGC) announced Friday that it has signed definitive agreements with the Government of Ontario for horse racing transition funding....read on

Blank, Mutti Comment On BC Challenges

April 16, 2013:

On the heels of the recently released report on how to both revitalize and make BC's horse racing industry sustainable, Hastings Racecourse General Manager Raj Mutti and Great Canadian Gaming Corp. Vice President Howard Blank have each commented on what has to be done to keep racetracks viable....read on

Jobs Cut At Flamboro Downs

April 4, 2013:

More racetrack employee layoffs have been reported within the Ontario horse racing industry as race dates continue to be negotiated....read on

GCG Suspends Simulcasting At Georgian

April 2, 2013:

It has been reported that the Great Canadian Gaming Corp. has 'tentatively' shut down the simulcasting area at Georgian Downs effective April 1 until live racing at the Innisfil, Ont. track returns....read on

Updated: More Ontario Tracks Ink Transitional Funding Deals

March 26, 2013:

On Tuesday, March 26 it was announced by both the Ontario Liberal Party and the Great Canadian Gaming Corporation that transitional funding agreements have been reached which will ensure the continuation of live racing at Flamboro Downs and Georgian Downs beyond March 31, 2013. The Province of Ontario has also announced that it has reached a transitional funding agreement for the Fort Erie Race Track....read on

GCGC Extends Operating Agreement For Hastings

July 27, 2012:

Great Canadian Gaming Corporation announced today that it has reached an agreement for a two-year extension to the operating agreement for its Hastings Racecourse property located on the Pacific National Exhibition grounds in Vancouver, British Columbia....read on

Poker & Racing: Pros Trump Cons

February 27, 2012:

Expanded gaming amenities at racetracks might sound like added competition for the horse racing industry, but Howard Blank, Vice-President of Great Canadian Gaming Corporation (GCGC), sees it as an opportunity for cross-promotion...read on

Blank Discusses Idea Of Sportsbooks

December 5, 2011:

Great Canadian Gaming Corporation Vice President Howard Blank has gone on the record in regard to the idea of incorporating a sportsbook into casinos that his company currently operates...read on

Talks Continue on Hastings' Lease

November 15, 2011:

According to a report, Great Canadian Gaming is in discussions on a lease agreement for Hastings Racecourse, that expires in 2012...read on

Reflections On McLeod

September 7, 2011:

News of the sudden passing of Great Canadian Gaming Corp. CEO Ross McLeod came as quite a shock yesterday. Now, just a day later, those that knew the founder of the BC-based gaming giant are offering their reflections...read on

Blank, GCGC Sticking To Their Guns

April 14, 2011:

Great Canadian Gaming Corp. VP Howard Blank has heard the call from the BC harness racing industry for more live race dates at Fraser Downs, and, according to a report, he isn't changing his tune...read on

One Track To Become Reality For BC Racing?

March 21, 2011:

There have been rumours for some time that live standardbred and thoroughbred racing in the province of British Columbia may be hosted at one location in the near future. According to a report from the west coast, that idea could soon become reality...read on

Arrests In BC Casino-Related Robberies

November 9, 2010:

Great Canadian Gaming Corporation Vice President Howard Blank has gone on the record as saying that the organization's River Rock Casino in British Columbia is safe...read on

Police Impersonation Robberies Worry GCGC

June 10, 2010:

Recent armed robberies of casino patrons which have left the River Rock Casino Resort in Richmond, BC have local authorities and gaming executives worried. “I can’t recall, in my 12 years this happening before,” Constable Lindsey Houghton of the Vancouver Police Department said...read on

Phase 1 Of Georgian Slots Complete

August 26, 2009:

Phase One of the expansion of OLG Slots at Georgian Downs is complete -- a redevelopment project that created 90 new full and part-time jobs and brings increased economic benefit to the Town of Innisf...read on


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