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.
The news comes courtesy of The Innisfil Journal, which has also quoted GCG VP Howard Blank in regard to the tentative transitional funding deal Great Canadian has reached with the Ontario Liberal Government.
Blank wasn't quoted directly in regard to the closing of Georgian's simulcasting, but he was cited as saying that he is anticipating the closure to be 'short term.'
The report also points out the fact that there will not be live racing at Georgian until this May, at the earliest.
Blank was also cited as saying that seven workers at Georgian have been let go and 15 have been laid off due to the simulcasting decision.
(With files from The Innisfil Journal)