Further to the announcement on Dec. 18, 2020, from the Ontario provincial government that certain businesses in certain regions, such as casinos and racetracks, will be restricted further operationally, Great Canadian Gaming Corporation will be suspending gaming operations at Elements Casino Brantford and racing operations at Flamboro Downs as of Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. EST.
Live racing without spectators, with pari-mutuel wagering offered on those races via simulcast, had been conducted at Flamboro Downs since Sept. 3, 2020. Gaming operations at Elements Casino Flamboro (the same location as Flamboro Downs), were suspended on Nov. 15, 2020.
Currently, six of Great Canadian Gaming's 26 properties are open with the four Ontario properties operating with a guest capacity of 50, Casino New Brunswick operating with 25 per cent of pre-closure capacity, and Casino Nova Scotia Sydney operating with 20 per cent of pre-closure capacity. Emergency health orders continue to remain in place in all provinces the company does business in.
Details regarding the reopening of Elements Casino Brantford and Flamboro Downs will be announced at a later date.
(With files from Great Canadian Gaming Corporation)