New Ownership at Casino New Brunswick

By Ben Hamill - July 29 2015
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Casino New Brunswick has been bought by the Great Canadian Gaming for $95 million dollars. The British Columbia-based corporation purchased the casino which has been operating since 2010. Casino New Brunswick is the only land-based casino in the province of New Brunswick.

Great Canadian Gaming is already responsible for casino operations in Victoria and Surrey, Naniamo and Dawson Creek British Columbia, Halifax and Sydney Nova Scotia and Dundas and InnisfilOntario. The GCG also operates the Great American Casinos of Lakeview and Everett in Washington State.

In announcing the purchase, the Great Canadian Gaming corporation’s spokesperson noted that his company feels that the purchase of the casino offers the corporation the opportunity to grow and expand in a small but growing market. The casino serves the city of Moncton as well as other visitors who come to play from other locations in New Brunswick and even from outside of the province. “We are extremely excited at the prospect of welcoming CNB and its over 400 employees to the Great Canadian team” company president Rod Baker said in announcing the purchase.

The New Brunswick Lotteries and Gaming Corporation, the agency designated by the provincial government of New Brunswick to oversee all gambling activities in the province, must now approve the purchase but most observers do not foresee any problems and believe that the deal will be closed by September 2015.

The deal was initiated when the Great Canadian Gaming corporation approached the casino’s previous owners, Soncio, with a generous financial offer. Sonco’s Edmundsston casino, the Grey Rock Casino, is not affected by the purchase of the Casino New Brunswick.

Casino New Brunswick has been operating since 2010. In 2014, the casino generated close to $40 million. As per the agreement with the New Brunswick Lotteries and Gaming Corporation, part of the revenue from casino profits will continue to be shared with the province of New Brunswick. These monies are used to help fund various charities and non-profit organizations.

Casino New Brunswick Gambling

The Casino New Brunswick will continue to offer high quality gambling entertainment to residents and visitors of New Brunswick. The casino is open from 7:00a.m. on Friday to 3:00a.m. on Monday (68 straight hours) and from 7:00a.m. to 3:00a.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays (20 hours each weekday).

All gamers, regardless of their previous gaming history, their bankroll or their interests will find great games and comfortable gambling amenities at the New Brunswick casino. The casino offers eight Vegas-style table games which include Blackjack, Craps, Baccarat and Roulette and fun-filled variations on these games. The casino’s high-limit room provides high-stakes players with the opportunity to gamble in an exclusive space with top service. The elegant, private High Limit room features the most popular casino games such as blackjack and baccarat. For poker enthusiasts, the private poker room, which is located in the casino’s Lighthouse, presents poker games along with delectable food and relaxing beverages. Added to the regular poker games are poker tournaments which run daily. The tournaments feature Texas Hold ‘Em and Omaha Poker competitions of cash games and game with alterable limits. There’s also Bad Beat Jackpot and Royal Flush Jackpot options for Texas Hold ‘Em tournament players.

Some of the lucrative bonus prizes offered at the casino involve a $1000 prize bonanza for a Royal Flush, a $500 bonus for a Straight Flush and a $100 prize for 4 of a kind 10-Aces or 4 of a kind 2-9. Poker players should ask about the High Hand of the Day bonus prize.

Casino Rewards

Casino New Brunswick pays out rewards for every real money casino deposit. These rewards points can be redeemed for casino gifts, concert tickets, hotel accommodations, food coupons, spa treatments and other valuable give-aways. There are also tickets to special events and other offers for holders of Casino of New Brunswick Rewards Cards. These cards are free and can be obtained at the Club Counter in the main lobby of the casino. The more points that a player loads on his card, the more rewards he’ll be able to collect in return.

Events

The casino entertainment hall, The Centre, is New Brunswick’s main entertainment center. Visitors go to The Centre where they can enjoy concerts and special events. There are numerous types of performances at The Centre which also hosts conventions and private events. Some of the performances include country music, jazz performances, magic shows, comedy routines, rock and roll performances and other entertaining events. The Centre will be hosting a wide range of events in 2015-2016 including Weird Al Yankovic, the Hub City Classic Car and Bike Show, Melissa Etheridge, Alice Cooper, Whoopi Goldberg, Thane Dunn’s Rockin’ Elvis (for a Christmas performance) and many more top acts.

Accommodations

The Casino New Brunswick operates the only 4.5 star hotel in Moncton. The hotel is located right next to the casino and features spacious rooms with luxury accommodations. Each room has a mini-fridge, high-speed Internet access, coffee and tea makers and in-room movies. There’s complementary parking on-site. Guests have their choice of deluxe rooms, studio suites, luxury suites, a Marquis suite or a Royal Suite.

Dining

There are several eateries on the casino premises to fit any budget or taste. Gamers and other visitors can dine at any of the casino’s buffets, the Hub City Pub or the Rue 333 eatery where diners can play video slots, blackjack, keno or poker while they enjoy a drink and a snack. Rue 333 features a 360 degree view of the casino as well as large plasma TV screens where Rue 333 patrons can watch all of the gambling action.

Directions

Casino New Brunswick is located just off Exit 450 of the Trans-Canada Highway (Highway #2) in Moncton. The casino is accessible by car, bus, VIA Rail or plane.

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