1554 – Regional Re-Opening Continues
Last Friday [24th July] we saw a further ten (10) Centres come back up for re-opening. This now takes the total to twenty-four (24) Centres and only leaves the core Regions of Peel, Toronto and Windsor – Essex.
The early indications are encouraging and in-line with management expectations. The phased approach to product at re-opening has allowed breathing room for management and staff to get accustomed to the ‘People Management’ piece that is critical to ensure we retain focus on the ‘Health & Safety’ commitments made in the plans that were submitted to our Regulator.
Clearly, this has come around through and with the collaboration of the partners, the AGCO, OLG, Charities, and Municipalities. Through the combined efforts and hard work from each organization we have managed to bring these Centres back up and operational. Due to the restriction at this current time (of 50 customers at any one time) we need to think within the scope of this cap and what we can offer or promote.
As the next few weeks go by we will be available to monitor ‘customers patterns’ and could offer the opportunity of smaller bingo events [within capacity limits] or potentially the deployment of the ‘Turbo Challenge Game’. This can deliver customer excitement, good business margin and can operate with low [consumer] numbers.
We are still progressing forward with initiatives in cGaming for 50/50 e-Raffle and Home-Play Bingo. Both of these initiatives have more complexity than first imagined but we are working with David Fraser & Diane Gartshore (OLG) and their teams in seeking a path to market. There has been a lot of hard involved in the development and I wanted to acknowledge them and the Service Provider – CBN, who have been equally active.
Just released - It has been announced that Peel and Toronto will join stage 3 this Friday, 31st July 2020. This is a major step and the CGAO will see an additional four (4) [CGAO Members] Centres join the re-opening program. This now only leaves Windsor-Essex outside the Stage 3 re-opening structure,