Great Canadian Entertainment, the gaming and hospitality company, aims to make its new Toronto casino a true destination for poker enthusiasts, with the announcement that the state-of-the-art poker room has opened.
Great Canadian Casino Resort Toronto now offers the poker room, with all 30 tables operating around the clock seven days a week. The company also announced the introduction of a bad-beat jackpot, a progressive fueled by additional rake from every qualifying hand played at participating poker rooms at the Toronto casino, Great Blue Heron Casino & Hotel, and Elements Casino Brantford.
“The poker room is a testament to Great Canadian Casino Resort Toronto’s commitment to meeting the diverse interests of the poker community,” said Michael Kim, executive vice president, Great Canadian Entertainment, in a statement. “The fully operational poker room and the introduction of the bad-beat jackpot are just the beginning of many things to come at the resort.”
The poker room offers both no-limit and limit stakes to accommodate novice and seasoned players. There are also a semi-private area for high-stakes games and a dedicated bar. Players waiting for seats at the tables can play electronic table games and slots. Larger poker tournaments will be introduced soon.
The new $1 billion Great Canadian Casino Resort Toronto encompasses 328,000 square feet of gaming space, including over 4,800 slot machines and 145 table games. It’s the largest casino in Canada and one of the largest in North America.
The casino is adjacent to Woodbine Racetrack, near the interchange of Highways 401 and 427, a Vegas-style entertainment resort experience features a 400-room hotel, 5,000-person live entertainment space, and a selection of on-site restaurants.