April 25, 2011 – Richmond, BC – Great Canadian Gaming Corporation [TSX:GC] (“the Company”) and the Chilliwack Bingo Association (“CBA”) jointly announced today that the Company has agreed to purchase the assets and undertaking of the CBA. This acquisition will include both CBA’s existing bingo operations and an approximately five acre site in Chilliwack, British Columbia. The Company intends to utilize this site for the development of a community gaming centre.

Great Canadian will provide further details around this acquisition and its implications at the time of the announcement of its first quarter 2011 results on May 12, 2011.

“The acquisition of Chilliwack Bingo will represent the continued execution of Great Canadian’s disciplined growth strategy,” stated Ross J. McLeod, the Company’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “This acquisition, like our ongoing development in Maple Ridge, provides Great Canadian with an opportunity to service a growing and underserviced market. We look forward to working alongside both the City of Chilliwack and the CBA, as well as the British Columbia Lottery Corporation, in developing a high- quality gaming facility for this municipality.”

“The Chilliwack Bingo Association is very pleased to have reached this agreement with Great Canadian,” added Roy Fraser, the CBA’s Chairman. “Over the last 25 years, the Chilliwack Bingo Association has provided millions of dollars to charities within our community. This transaction not only ensures that these charities will continue to receive this support, but also creates a significant opportunity for an even greater level of contribution to our community.”

The purchase and sale of the CBA’s assets remains subject to approval by Great Canadian’s Board of Directors in addition to customary conditions of closing. These conditions include the completion of a definitive purchase agreement, receipt of required regulatory approvals, and ratification by the membership of the CBA.


The Chilliwack Bingo Association operates Chilliwack Bingo, a bingo hall located in Chilliwack, British Columbia. During the 2009-2010 fiscal year, Chilliwack Bingo generated the greatest bingo revenues of any facility in the province. Further information is available on the CBA’s website,


Great Canadian Gaming Corporation is a gaming and entertainment provider with operations in British Columbia, Ontario and Nova Scotia, and Washington State. The Company operates ten casinos, four racetracks, two community gaming centres, and various associated amenities. Further information is available on the Company’s website,

“Original signed by Roy Fraser”

Roy Fraser

“Original signed by Ross J. McLeod”

Ross J. McLeod
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

GREAT CANADIAN GAMING CORPORATION [TSX:GC] Suite #350 – 13775 Commerce Parkway
Richmond, BC V6V 2V4
Phone: (604) 303-1000

For further information, please contact:
Investor Enquiries: Mr. Nathan Sellyn
Director, Business Development & Investor Relations
(604) 306-0015,

Media Enquiries: Mr. Howard Blank
Vice-President, Media, Entertainment & Responsible Gaming
(604) 512-6066
Fax: (604) 279-8605


This news release contains forward-looking statements which reflect management’s current expectations regarding the Company’s objectives, plans, goals, strategies, future growth, results of operations, performance and business prospects and opportunities. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees, but only predictions. Although the Company believes that these statements are based on information and assumptions which are current, reasonable and complete, these statements are necessarily subject to a number of factors that could cause actual results to vary significantly from current expectations. Such differences may be caused by factors which include, but are not limited to, ongoing requirements to comply with financial covenants associated with credit facilities, limited terms of operational service agreements with gaming regulators, pending and proposed legislative or regulatory developments, competition from established competitors and new entrants in the gaming business, dependence on key personnel, no assurance that systems, procedures and controls will be adequate to support expanding operations, potential undisclosed liabilities and capital expenditures associated with acquisitions, negative connotations linked to the gaming industry, First Nations claims with respect to public lands on which we conduct our operations, impact of legal proceedings, impact of smoking bans, interest and exchange rate fluctuations, non-realization of cost reductions and synergies, acceptance and demand for new products and services, fluctuations in operating results and general economic conditions. The Company cautions that this list of factors is not exhaustive. These factors and other risks and uncertainties are discussed in the Company’s materials filed with the Canadian securities regulatory authorities from time to time, including in the “Risks Factors” section of the Company’s Annual Information Form for fiscal 2010, or as identified in the Company’s disclosure record on The forward- looking statements included in this news release are made only as of the date of this news release and the Company does not undertake to publicly update these forward-looking statements to reflect new information, future events or otherwise.