New Ownership for Moncton Casino New Brunswick

By Ben Hamill - December 14 2015

Casino New Brunswick

The Casino New Brunswick offers a friendly and comfortable entertainment facility for the MonctonNew Brunswick region, providing a variety of games, pleasant accommodations, nice dining options and entertainment for residents and visitors of the community.

The casino, which opened in 2010 under the auspices of the private Sonco company has been acquired by the Great Canadian Gaming Corporation, a British Columbia-based gambling enterprise. Great Canadian bought Casino New Brunswick for $95 million. In announcing the acquisition, Rod N. Baker, Great Canadian Gaming Corporation president and chief officer, said “The acquisition of Casino New Brunswick represents an important opportunity for value creation and will allow Great Canadian to further expand its Canadian footprint”

The casino operates under the auspices of the New Brunswick Lotteries and Gaming Corporation which must give its regulatory approval. This is expected to occur quickly.

In 2014 Casino New Brunswick generated a profit of roughly $38 million. According to Sonco spokesperson Maria Klyuev, Great Canadian Gaming Corporation made a solid financial offer to buy the casino which Sonco’s owners accepted. The company’s other casino, Grey Rock Entertainment Centre in Edmundston, will remain under ownership of the Sonco company.

In describing the acquisition, Rod Baker of Great Canadian Gaming Corporation said “Casino New Brunswickis a high-quality gaming and entertainment facility that serves as both a local casino for guests from Monctonas well as a destination casino for guests from throughoutNew Brunswickand from other areas ofAtlantic Canada. We are extremely excited at the prospect of welcoming CNB and its over 400 employees to the Great Canadian team.”

Great Canadian Gaming operates 16 casino and racetrack properties in British Columbia, Nova Scotia and Ontario as well as inWashington State.


Moncton is a small city with a population of roughly 70,000. It serves as a host city to many travelers, due to its central location as a railway and land transportation hub for the Maritimes, and is often referred to as a “Hub City.” That, combined with Moncton’s tourism industry, has made it a good location to host a casino site.

In addition to the casino, other tourist sites include Magnetic Hill whose gravity hill optical illusion gives the impression that you are moving uphill when, in fact, you are moving downhill. It’s the city’s most famous attraction. Other tourist sites include the award-winning Magnetic Hill zoo with themed exhibit areas and Magic Mountain, the largest water park in Atlantic Canada. Top performers come to Moncton to perform, both at the casino’s entertainment centre and at the Magnetic Hill Concert Site.

Games at Casino New Brunswick

The Casino New Brunswick includes a gaming floor, hotel and performance arena, making it the largest entertainment centre in New Brunswick.

Casino gamers will find a wide range of casino game options at the New Brunswick Casino with game alternatives to fit any interest, gaming level or betting level. The slots, which are created by the Azure Gaming Company, include games with multiple features and themes ranging from humor and whimsy to intrigue, history, mythology, magic, romance, mysticism and more. The slots machines line the gaming room floor so you can play a game that suits your individual fantasies with slot machines such as Bamboo Panda, Gardens of Babylon, Game King, Temple of Zeus, Walking Dead, Ultra Stack Lion, Swordsman, Prowling Panther, Rock the Clock and Party all Night, Rock the Clock and Rock All Day, Bejeweled, Sphinx 3D, Colossal, Luxury Diamonds, Ellen, Brilliant Sparkle, Gems of the Night, Mysterious Mad, Plunder Pack, Triple gold, Wild Life and Triple Shot Ice.

For table and card game enthusiasts the casino offers 8 live, Vegas style games such as Craps, Roulette, Blackjack and Baccarat. There’s also a high stakes room for high stakes blackjack and baccarat gamers. An entire poker room is devoted to the various single hand and multi hand poker variations that are featured at the casino. The Poker Room is open every Sunday through Thursday from 12:00pm to 3:00am
and on Fridays and Saturdays from 12:00pm to 6:00am. Players are invited to join Texas Hold'em and Omaha tournaments where they can earn bonus prizes. Prizes are also given out for the high hand of the day.

The casino sponsors multiple Rewards Programs. On Magnetic Mondays participating players aged 50+ will enjoy $4.99 brunches and $6.99 dinners along with the chance to be one of two players to win the Hot Seat Bonus Bucks every hour. There are also draws to win your age in cash and earn a Monday buffet PLUS 200 points.

There are also special draws with prizes that reach up to $10,000 for all participating players, regardless of age. All casino gamers are welcome to join and use the points that they accrue from their gaming activities to buy draw tickets.

Casino Amenities

The Casino hotel is one of the top accommodations venues in Moncton. The luxury hotel is near the Moncton airport, making it convenient for vacationers, business travelers and other New Brunswick visitors. There are rooms of various sizes with options that include a Deluxe Suite, Studio Room, Marquis Suite, Luxury Suite and Royal Suite. Guests can simply use the hotel during their New Brunswick visit, choose a Stay and Eat package which includes food credits and free slots play or sign up for the Xtreme Players package which includes $200 in free slots play.

All visitors, both hotel guests, casino guests and day visitors are invited to take advantage of the hotel spa which involves body treatments, massage therapies, , skin care and hair care.

The casino of New Brunswick offers an enjoyable and relaxing Canadian gaming experience in an atmosphere of beauty and serenity.