reat Canadian Gaming Corp. says its properties in Halifax and Sydney, Nova Scotia, will reopen on October 5 following a six-month closure due to public health measures to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.
The company said the reopening of the Casino Nova Scotia properties are part of a reopening of the province’s regulated gaming sector. Changes at the two casinos will include a reduction in guest capacity to about one-third of historic levels and the temporary closure of most amenities. Approximately 60 percent of the slot machines will be available.
The operator previously announced that it plans to reopen 12 properties in Ontario and New Brunswick on Sept. 28, but its casinos in British Columbia would remain closed.
"With the reopening of our properties in Nova Scotia, we will have reopened in three of the four provinces we do business in," stated Rod Baker, the Company's Chief Executive Officer. "We want to thank the team at NSGC (Nova Scotia Gaming Corporation) for working with us to achieve this important outcome for our team members, our guests, and other valued stakeholders. This is another important step for Great Canadian and our team and the reopening of our 25 properties across Canada."
The number of COVID cases reported in Nova Scotia remains relatively stable at 1,086 since one was added on Sept. 8.