2017 2016
  • Shorelines Casino Belleville opens its doors as Great Canadian’s 21st property and the first gaming facility to be built in the Province of Ontario since 2006
  • Great Canadian receives official approval to build Shorelines Casino Belleville
  • Great Canadian acquires Bingo Esquimalt, its first commercial bingo hall and third property on Vancouver Island, BC
2015 2014
  • Fraser Downs Racetrack and Casino to undergo a multi- million Dollar Renovation
  • Great Canadian introduces Shorelines Casino brand to Ontario for the gaming properties at Thousand Island, Kawartha Downs, and potentially, in the City of Belleville
  • New table games, slots, dining features await guests at unveiling of Elements Casino December 17th, 2015 following a multi-million dollar renovation
  • On December 20th, 2014 Hard Rock Casino Vancouver celebrates and marks its one year anniversary
  • River Rock Casino Resort has a lot to be proud of, as the property celebrates its Diamond Anniversary commemorating the opening of a one-of-kind entertainment destination that has forever changed the gaming experience in British Columbia
2013 2012
■ Canada's one and only Hard Rock Casino Vancouver opened its doors on December 20, 2013, following a multi-million dollar renovation and rebranding of the Boulevard Casino. ■ Chilliwack Bingo relocates to a new location and becomes Chances Chilliwack.
■ Maple Ridge Community Gaming Centre relocates to a beautiful new location and becomes Chances Maple Ridge. ■ Fraser Downs Racetrack & Casino opens their Poker Room in Surrey, BC.
2011 2010
■ River Rock Casino Resort adds a third, four diamond, hotel tower in Richmond, BC. ■ Haney Bingo Plex expands with the addition of 100 slot machines becoming Maple Ridge Community Gaming Centre.
■Casino Nanaimo rebrands and renovates their 15,000 square foot gaming space. ■ Great Canadian acquires Chilliwack Bingo.
  • River Rock Casino Resort welcomes the Canada Line, Vancouver’s newest mass transit system that delivers 15,000 extra visitors a week to River Rock.
  • View Royal Casino expands adding a parkade and additional gaming space on Vancouver Island.
  • Georgian Downs adds gaming capacity.

2009

2008

Great Canadian acquires Haney Bingo Plex in Maple Ridge, BC.

Great Canadian completes the redevelopment of Hastings Racecourse in Vancouver, adding a 600-slot permanent gaming facility – modernizing and improving the entertainment value of Hastings while creating new patronage.

2007 2006
■ In conjunction with the closure of the Casino at the Holiday Inn on Broadway in Vancouver, Fraser Downs Racetrack & Casino makes a calculated roll of the dice and adds table games to its gaming options in Surrey. ■ Bear Mountain Community Gaming Centre relocates to a new location and starts fresh as Chances Dawson Creek Community Gaming Centre.
  • Great Canadian expands across the country, acquiring Casino Nova Scotia Halifax and Sydney; and two racetracks in Ontario, Georgian Downs and Flamboro Downs.
  • In British Columbia, Great Canadian acquires Fraser Downs Racetrack & Casino in Cloverdale.
  • River Rock Casino Resort becomes the first flagship property of Great Canadian Gaming Corporation, adding a Four Diamond, AAA rated hotel with two towers, 204 suites, and a 1,000 seat show theatre that features the best and brightest in entertainment.
  • The Coquitlam Casino completes a significant redevelopment, becoming Boulevard Casino, tripling in size and bringing with it jobs, tourism dollars, and economic development spin-offs.

2005

2004

Great Canadian is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

Great Canadian opens the doors to River Rock Casino Resort in Richmond, establishing a new standard for entertainment in British Columbia.

The Company also enters the horseracing industry, acquiring the historic Hastings Racecourse in Vancouver.

Great Canadian procures Bear Mountain Community Gaming Centre in Dawson Creek.

Great Canadian obtains 100% control of Great American Gaming Corporation and their 4 casinos in Tukwila, Everett, Kent, and Lakewood, in Washington State.

GAGC acquired outstanding interest in POD.

GAGC acquires outstanding interest in O’Aces in Kent, WA.

Grand Central Casino, Inc. (GCCI) is incorporated.

Grand Central Casino Lakewood and Tukwila become Great American Casinos.

The Richmond Casino and the Renaissance Casino close, transferring their licenses and operations to River Rock Casino Resort.

2003 2002
  • Grand Central Properties Everett LLC is formed in Washington State.
  • EEC purchases the Lakewood property through Grand Central Properties Tacoma LLC.
  • Construction is completed on Grand Central Casino in Tukwila - using the license from the Riverside Casino operation.
  • Great American Gaming Corporation (GAGC) is incorporated.
  • EEC completed the construction of and opened Grand Central Casino in Lakewood, WA.
  • GAGC acquired 50% ownership in Evergreen Entertainment Corporation (EEC) in Washington State.

2000

1999 1998
■ British Columbia Lottery Corporation assumes oversight of all casinos in the province. ■ Great American Gaming Corporation (GAGC) is incorporated & Casino Nanaimo is relocated.

1997

Gaming in British Columbia is expanded to include longer hours, a wider variety of table games, and for the first time – slot machines.

Great Canadian Gaming Corporation is created on March 15, 1997.

Great Canadian Casinos Inc. is incorporated July 9, 1997.

  • The Renaissance Casino in Vancouver opens.
  • The Guildford Casino closes transferring
    its license to The Newton Casino.

1994

1992 1988
■ Mayfair Casino opens in Victoria.
■ Great Canadian trades on the TSX-V.
■ The Guildford Casino opens in Surrey, BC. 
  • Great Canadian proudly hires its first employees May 1, 1987 (some of them still work here today).
  • British Columbia Gaming Commission is formed.
  • The Red Lion Casino opens in Victoria.
  • The Richmond Casino opens.
  • The Langley Casino opens.

1987

1986

Great Canadian proudly opens its first permanent location, The Casino at the Holiday Inn on Broadway in Vancouver.

Great Canadian opens Nanaimo Casino, the first permanent casino on Vancouver Island.

  • Great Canadian Casino Company Ltd. is formed and begins operating charity casinos in a variety of locations, training staff on-site, and operating the PNE’s casino and midway games.

1982