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A Message From Peter Meredith, Chairman of the Board of Great Canadian Gaming Corporation

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A Message From Peter Meredith, Chairman of the Board of Great Canadian Gaming Corporation
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Great Canadian Gaming Corporation today issued the following statement from Peter Meredith, Chairman of the Board of the Company.   

“Given the rapidly escalating COVID-19 pandemic and the significant global uncertainty that has ensued, on behalf of the entire Board of Directors of the Company, we extend our heartfelt thoughts to our shareholders and stakeholders, as well as their families and friends during this unprecedented period.  The effects of this emergency may be felt for some time, and thus, good corporate governance is crucial in these extraordinary circumstances.  You can trust that our Board is dedicated to timely yet prudent decisions, transparent communication and resilient measures to ensure the long-term stability of the Company.

Under the strong leadership of Rod Baker, the Company’s CEO, our caring, diligent and experienced management team is working with our Board to actively monitor the implications that COVID-19 has had- and may have- on the future of our business.  We would also like to acknowledge the incredible efforts that have been undertaken, and continue, across the Company by our operating teams who have been working tirelessly throughout this period to ensure the health and safety of our team members and guests.

This unprecedented situation has no playbook, but our team is well prepared and well-equipped, and making thoughtful decisions on a day-by-day or even hour-by-hour basis.  We are making vital strategic and operating decisions to ensure that the Company is in the best possible position to withstand the ongoing volatility.

In our effort to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus and to protect the health of our team members and guests, we worked closely with the respective lottery corporations to suspend operations at the Company’s 25 facilities across Canada.  Unfortunately, these closures have impacted a significant number of our team members in OntarioBritish ColumbiaNew Brunswick and Nova Scotia.  We are hopeful that the suspension of our operations is for a short duration and we look forward to welcoming back our valued team members and guests with the reopening of our facilities.

Recognizing the collective efforts being adopted nationally to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Company will be holding its annual general meeting (“AGM”) entirely virtually at the advice of our Board of Directors and guidance from the Canadian Securities Administrators. The Company remains committed to providing a safe environment for all its constituents and is thankful for the opportunity to utilize modern technology that will allow our shareholders to be safe while having the opportunity to participate and engage in our upcoming AGM.  Full details regarding the AGM, voting and attendance on a virtual basis will be available in the Company’s information circular and proxy materials to be filed on SEDAR (www.sedar.com) in the coming week.

More than ever, we are grateful for the continued support of our dedicated shareholders.  As we are sure all investors can appreciate, this is a rapidly evolving situation, and we will endeavour to continue to keep you informed of material developments as they occur.”

 

ABOUT GREAT CANADIAN GAMING CORPORATION

Founded in 1982, Great Canadian Gaming Corporation is an Ontario based company that operates 25 gaming, entertainment and hospitality facilities in OntarioBritish ColumbiaNew Brunswick, and Nova Scotia. Fundamental to the Company’s culture is its commitment to social responsibility. “PROUD of our people, our business, our community” is Great Canadian’s brand that unifies the Company’s community, volunteering and social responsibility efforts. Under the PROUD program, Great Canadian annually supports over 1,400 charitable and non-profit organizations across Canada. In each Canadian gaming jurisdiction, a significant portion of gross gaming revenue from gaming facilities is retained by our crown partners on behalf of their provincial government for the purpose of supporting programs like healthcare, education and social services.

 

SOURCE: Great Canadian Gaming Corporation

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Pollard Banknote Confirms Voting Results of the Annual General Meeting

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Pollard Banknote Limited confirms the voting results of the Annual General Meeting of the Shareholders previously held virtually on May 7, 2020, the results of which had been posted on SEDAR on May 8, 2020. A total of 22,359,241 common shares representing approximately 87.22% of Pollard’s outstanding shares, were presented at the meeting.

Nominee Votes For % Votes For Votes Withheld % Votes Withheld
Dave Brown 22,113,157 99.08 206,432 0.92
Jerry Gray 20,919,467 93.73 1,400,122 6.27
Garry Leach 20,476,486 91.74 1,843,103 8.26
Gordon Pollard 20,211,356 90.55 2,108,233 9.45
John Pollard 21,272,461 95.31 1,047,128 4.69
Douglas Pollard 21,272,461 95.31 1,047,128 4.69

In addition, Pollard’s shareholders approved the appointment of KPMG LLP as auditors. Detailed voting results for all resolutions were posted under Pollard’s profile at www.sedar.com.

 

About Pollard Banknote:

Pollard Banknote is a leading lottery partner to more than 60 lotteries worldwide, providing high quality instant ticket products, licensed games, Schafer Systems and Fastrak retail merchandising solutions, and a full suite of digital offerings ranging from world-class mkodo game apps to comprehensive player engagement and iLottery solutions, including strategic marketing and management services. The company is a proven innovator and has decades of experience helping lotteries to maximize player engagement, sales and proceeds for good causes. Pollard Banknote also plays a major role in providing pull-tab tickets, bingo paper and its Diamond Game and Oasis-branded electronic ticket machines to charitable and other gaming markets in North America. Established in 1907, Pollard Banknote is owned approximately 67.5% by the Pollard family and 32.5% by public shareholders, and is publicly traded on the TSX (PBL). For more information, please visit our website at www.pollardbanknote.com.

 

SOURCE Pollard Banknote Limited

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PBSA Introduces Peerplays RNG

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Peerplays Blockchain Standards Association (PBSA) has introduced the next generation random number generator, Peerplays RNG, which allows both players and operators to verify the randomness of spins, actions, and games.

Peerplays RNG uses Graphene-based blockchain technology to generate a random number from secret hashes. The technology guarantees provable randomness that can be verified in real-time.

Peerplays RNG was designed with the belief that trusting randomness in private code simply was not good enough for the expectations of today’s generation. Utilising the latest blockchain technology to ensure complete and provable randomness, achieved via a distributed ledger interface that generates and stores random numbers on the blockchain, PBSA is confident in the RNG’s ability to transform the world of gaming on a global scale.

“At a time when the online gaming industry is facing something of a trust problem, Peerplays RNG can deliver verifiable randomness designed to show players and operators that games are fair. For too long, random number generation has been considered something of an afterthought by games suppliers. Peerplays RNG delivers a next generation RNG with added functionality that can bring incremental benefits to games suppliers, operators, and their customers,” PBSA said.

“We have already received considerable interest in the product from game developers who believe like we do, that verifiable, trustworthy solutions in games are what this generation of gamers deserve. The first of these innovators will be announcing their partnership in the coming weeks,” PBSA added.

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Lightning Box licensed to supply BCLC

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Sydney studio’s Silver Lion goes live first

Specialist slots provider Lightning Box has earned the right to supply its games to the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC).

The Australian provider has been licensed by the state’s Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch and can now provide its full catalogue to the lottery’s players.

Lightning Box’s hit slot Silver Lion has become the first to go live this month. The agreement further expands its footprint across North America, having launched its first titles in the Canada with Loto Quebec late last year.

Peter Causley, CEO and co-founder of Lightning Box, said: “We’re very happy to have been granted permission to supply BCLC as it marks another important step as we continue to grow the business and its reach.

“I’m sure our games, starting with Silver Lion, will be as popular with their audience as they have been among other players on the continent and around the world.”

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