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Great Blue Heron Casino
Announced As One of GTA’s Top Employers

Greater Toronto's Top 2017 EmployersPORT PERRY, ON. December 12, 2016 - The Great Blue Heron Casino is thrilled to be named as one of the Top Employers for 2017 in the GTA, announced today in a special supplement in the Toronto edition of The Globe and Mail.

The Greater Toronto’s Top Employer award is a prestigious award sponsored by the Globe and Mail and Mediacorp, which is earned through an annual competition recognizing excellence in a number of categories. The GTA is the largest of the regional competitions across Canada rivalling the national list for its competitive nature.

CEO and General Manager Arnold Block says the casino's close-knit atmosphere is one of the benefits of an "employee-focused" culture that recognizes that happy employees make for happy guests. Many have been there for more than 10 years, and about 60 long-serving employees were among the first hired when the facility opened in 1997.

"We train them well enough so they could leave," says Block, "but treat them well enough that they don't want to. That's the underlying philosophy."

The Great Blue Heron Casino is located in Port Perry, Ontario, just one-hour northeast of Toronto and an easy 30-40 minute drive from Markham, Oshawa, Ajax, Pickering, Whitby, Peterborough and Lindsay.

Guests can enjoy an extensive mix of 60 thrilling table games and 535 of the newest and most popular slot machines around. The Great Blue Heron offers guests a number of dining outlets including the award-winning Waters Edge Buffet Restaurant.

Owned by the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation, the casino is managed by the Great Blue Heron Gaming Company, a partnership comprised of Casinos Austria International, the Steiner Group and Sonco Gaming.

The Great Blue Heron Casino is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For more information visit our website at www.greatblueheroncasino.com or call 1-888-294-3766. Great Blue Heron Casino…We have a winner!

CONTACT:
Perry Steiner - 905-985-4888 x 214
ps@gbhcasino.com
Director of Marketing
21777 Island Rd.
Port Perry, Ontario L9L 1B6


2016 Toronto Sun Readers' Choice
Silver Awards Winner

2016 Toronto Sun Readers' Choice Silver Awards Winner - Best CasinoThe votes have been counted and the Great Blue Heron Casino is proud to have been selected as Silver Award Winner for the Best Casino in the 2016 Toronto Sun Readers Choice Awards.

“We are thrilled that the Great Blue Heron Casino has once again been recognized as one of the top casinos in the province” said Arnold Block, CEO/General Manager.  

Located in Port Perry, just one-hour northeast of Toronto and an easy 30-40 minute drive from Markham, Oshawa, Ajax, Pickering, Whitby, Peterborough and Lindsay, the Great Blue Heron Casino is a unique casino featuring separate table and slot areas, providing guests with an intimate, yet exciting casino environment.

Guests can enjoy an  extensive mix of  table games including Blackjack, Roulette, Let It Ride, Three and Four Card Poker, Spanish 21, Texas Hold ‘Em Bonus Poker, Mississippi Stud, Mini & Midi Baccarat and a separate poker pit featuring Hold ‘Em and Omaha Poker.  Exciting hold ‘em poker tournaments are held monthly, with the Tournament of Champions held in December.

For those who love the sheer excitement of slot machines, the Great Blue Heron Casino features 535 of the newest and most popular machines around all on a slot floor which is constantly being updated with the latest available machines.

In addition, the Great Blue Heron offers guests a number of dining options including the award-winning cuisine in the Waters Edge buffet restaurant.   

Owned by the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation, the casino is managed by Great Blue Heron Gaming Company, a partnership comprised of Casinos Austria International, the Steiner Group and Sonco Gaming.

The Great Blue Heron Casino is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  For more information please contact Perry Steiner at 1-888-294-3766.  We have a winner!


Great Blue Heron Charity Golf Classic Raises a Record $240,000 for Charities

Great Blue Heron Casino - 20th Annual Charity Golf Classic - Wonderful World of Golf - Cheque Presentation

It was a fairy tale day!

On Wednesday, August 24th, the Great Blue Heron Casino held our 20th Annual Charity Golf Classic. One hundred and forty four golfers Goofed off at the “Wonderful World of Golf”, classic storybook themed event which included a day of great golf, food and prizes in support of the Port Perry Hospital Foundation and the Starlight Children’s Foundation.

The 2016 Great Blue Heron Charity Golf Classic raised a record $240,000, which included $70,000 from our lead sponsors, the Baagwating Community Association, the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation, Casinos Austria International and the OLG, who once again contributed generously to this event.

“On behalf of the Great Blue Heron Casino and our wonderful charity partners, I would like to sincerely thank all of our sponsors, volunteers and committee members who contributed to this record-breaking tally” said Perry Steiner, Chair of the Great Blue Heron Charity Golf Classic.  The Great Blue Heron Charity Golf Classic has raised $2.5 million for our various charities over the past twenty years.

Great Blue Heron Casino - 20th Annual Charity Golf Classic - Wonderful World of Golf

“Once again I am thrilled with the success of this year’s event and the important contribution this tournament makes to the Port Perry Hospital and Starlight Children’s Foundation.  I want to thank the golf committee for their continued dedication and imagination as well as our numerous sponsors”, said Great Blue Heron General Manager/CEO Arnold Block. 

“We are very grateful to the Great Blue Heron Casino and the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation for their continued generosity”, said Port Perry Hospital Foundation President Jim Lawrence.  Starlight Children’s Foundation Canada’s Executive Director Brian Bringolf expressed, “Once again, the support provided by the Great Blue Heron Golf Classic has presented Starlight with the opportunity to provide much needed programming in the Port Perry and Durham Region to seriously ill children and their families.

For More Information Call:
Perry Steiner
Co-Chair, Great Blue Heron Charity Golf Classic &
Director of Marketing - Great Blue Heron Casino
(905) 985-4888 Ext. 4214