Chances Casino in Abbotsford will officially reopen on Thursday (July 1) morning. (File photo)

Chances Casino in Abbotsford will officially reopen on Thursday (July 1) morning. (File photo)

Chances Playtime Abbotsford reopening on Thursday

July 1 reopening will be the first time casino has welcomed guests since March 2020

Chances Playtime Abbotsford is back in business starting Thursday (July 1) morning.

The casino, located at 30835 Peardonville Road, announced in a press release that its doors reopen at 10 a.m. on Canada Day.

The release states that the facility has 20,000 square feet of gaming and it also indicates that the building’s food service establishments will also be reopened.

The facility has 234 slot machines, virtual blackjack, paper and electronic bingo and slot machine tournaments.

All casinos have been closed in the province of B.C. since March 16, 2020.

On June 14, 2021, Playtime Gaming at Chances Casino Abbotsford issued a lockout notice to its employees after the members would not agree to a collective agreement that was set to slash benefits and offer mostly minimum wages.

After two days on the picket line, members of United Steelworkers union (USW) Local 2009 ratified a renewed collective agreement.

RELATED: Workers at Abbotsford’s Chances Casino ratify renewed contract

The casino’s hours for the foreseeable future are: Sunday to Thursday – 10 a.m. to midnight and Friday’s/Saturday’s – 10 a.m. to 1 a.m.

The location’s RED21 Tap and Grill is open from 10 a.m to 8 p.m. from Sunday to Thursday and 10 a.m. to midnight on Friday and Saturday. The Coasters Express establishment is open everyday from 9:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

For more visit, playtimegaming.ca/abbotsford.

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