Gambling News From Britain and Canada in the Traditional Digest From UGW
This week, Britain is planning to open a 24/7 Poker Academy. There is also news from Canada, where not all casinos have resumed their work after the pandemic yet. Read more about the latest events on the global gambling market in our digest.
Poker Academy to open in Sheffield, UK
Big Bluff, a company training personnel in the gambling niche has announced the launch of a Poker Academy in Attercliffe, northeast Sheffield, UK. The educational institution will be located in the company's office on Bold Street. This is reported by the online portal LoginCasino.
The company claims to be experts in promoting the best private poker games in Europe. So far, they have trained over 1,500 croupiers across Europe and the United States.
The academy will house six poker tables for private tournaments. Trainings, courses and workshops from professionals of the highest level will be held round-the-clock.
Gambling and entertainment complex to open at Canadian airport
At the end of 2022, a casino entertainment center ACE Casino will open on the territory of Calgary International Airport (Alberta, Canada). The establishment will be located near one of the terminals, next to hotels, a golf course and other amenities in the north-east of the city.
ACE Casino Calgary Airport will cover an area of almost 6,700 square meters, housing over 600 slot machines and electronic table games, 12 video lottery terminals, 21 gaming tables, a 12-table poker room and two private high-limit VIP lounges.
Canadian Gaming Association demands to open casinos in Ontario
Representatives of the Canadian gambling and tourism industry have urged the officials to advise on the safe opening of casinos and other tourism establishments.
President and CEO of Canadian Gaming Association Paul Burns said that casinos in such provinces as Alberta, British Columbia, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Quebec and Saskatchewan have reopened in compliance with health and safety regulations imposed with the COVID-19 pandemic. However, in Ontario – the most populous province of the country, resuming operations of the gambling venues is expected no earlier than July 21. This is despite the fact that the province has the highest vaccination rate.
Burns drew attention to the fact that about four thousand employees of the gambling industry have been unemployed since March 2020. At the same time, their colleagues from other provinces have already returned to their jobs. He also noted that three casinos in southern Ontario attract more than 12 million visitors annually, a quarter of which come from outside of the province.
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