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Great Canadian Entertainment Unveils a Winning Hand with the Grand Opening of Pickering Casino Resort’s New 18-Table Poker Room




TORONTO, Jan. 26, 2024 /CNW/ – Great Canadian Entertainment is pleased to announce the grand opening of a state-of-the-art 18-table poker room at Pickering Casino Resort on Monday, January 29th at noon. Anticipated to become a hub for poker enthusiasts, the contemporary poker room is located on the 3rd floor of The Hotel at Pickering Casino Resort, offering nearly 20,000 sq ft of premium gaming space.

Operating 24/7, the new poker room boasts 16 traditional tables and two private High Stakes rooms, catering to players seeking a more exclusive and elevated experience. With a dedicated bar and tableside food delivery from The District, the resort’s food hall, players can indulge in an immersive gaming experience.

“We are thrilled to introduce the poker room as the latest addition to our world-class offerings,” said Michael Kim, Executive Vice President, Great Canadian Entertainment. “We’re raising the stakes with another exciting amenity, joining our modern casino, Sportsbook and The Arena, highlighting our dedication to providing our guests with an immersive gaming and live entertainment experience.”


  • Premium space on the 3rd floor of The Hotel at Pickering Casino Resort
  • 18 tables, including 16 traditional tables and two High Stakes private rooms
  • 24/7 operation for non-stop poker excitement
  • Dedicated bar for a complete entertainment experience
  • Tableside food service delivery from The District’s diverse culinary options

Great Canadian Rewards Members can also enjoy exclusive promotions, ensuring that the poker experience at Pickering Casino Resort extends beyond the tables. The Great Canadian Rewards program has set a new standard for unparalleled benefits and exclusive offerings in the gaming and entertainment realm connecting guests across the Company’s 12 premier destinations in Ontario, including its newest resorts, Pickering Casino Resort and Great Canadian Casino Resort Toronto. Free to join, and easy to access online, it provides members with a host of exclusive perks when they use their Great Canadian Rewards card including discounts on hotel stays at Pickering Casino Resort, Great Blue Heron Casino & Hotel, and Great Canadian Casino Resort Toronto. The program offers complimentary and discounted dining privileges at participating restaurants, front-of-the-line presale access to highly anticipated live concerts and events, invitations to members-only promotions and more.

To learn more about the Great Canadian Rewards loyalty program and to become a member for free, please visit or visit the Guest Services Desk at any of the Great Canadian Rewards destinations in Ontario. 

Consistent with Pickering Casino Resort’s commitment to responsible gambling, the property also features a PlaySmart Centre on the gaming floor, filled with engaging interactive tools and valuable responsible gambling resources available for all players, including information on how to participate in OLG’s voluntary My PlayBreak program if they choose to take a break from gambling.

For more information about the Pickering Casino Resort and its new poker room, please visit and follow @PickeringPoker on X (formerly Twitter).


Founded in 1982, Great Canadian Entertainment is Canada’s premier gaming and hospitality company with 25 gaming, entertainment, hospitality and resort facilities in Ontario, British Columbia, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia.  

Committed to investing in and offering opportunity to those in the communities in which it operates, Great Canadian has supported over 1,400 charitable and non-profit organizations across Canada under its PROUD program; “PROUD of our people, our business, our community”. A significant portion of gross gaming revenue from Great Canadian’s gaming facilities is retained by Crown partners on behalf of their provincial governments for the purpose of supporting programs that benefit healthcare, education, and social services in Canada. To learn more, please visit or follow us on TwitterInstagramFacebook and LinkedIn.

SOURCE Great Canadian Entertainment

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