The operator of Casino New Brunswick says it has reached an agreement to open a new gaming facility along the Trans-Canada Highway in the Edmundston area.

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Sonco Gaming New Brunswick Ltd., which operates a casino in Moncton, has reportedly signed a gaming service provider agreement to open a facility at the Grey Rock Entertainment Centre on the Madawaska Maliseet First Nation.

Sonco says the new casino will begin with a smaller temporary site in Edmundston during the World Acadian Congress, which opens on Friday.

The company says the casino at the Madawaska Maliseet First Nation will open with the approval of the New Brunswick Lotteries and Gaming Corporation.

Sonco Gaming holds exclusive rights to casino activity in New Brunswick.

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