Great Canadian Gaming Corporation
Chuck Keeling literally grew up in the horse racing/gaming industry. His family and outside partners owned racetracks in Surrey and Victoria, BC, and Keeling started working in the business when he was eight years old and continued through school and university. Through some untimely deaths in the family, Keeling was thrust into the position of managing the company’s two racetracks by the time he was 24. Shortly thereafter, he led the eight-year campaign to secure slot machine approval both municipally and provincially for horse racing in the province.
In late 2004, Great Canadian Gaming successfully acquired these racetracks and retained Keeling to oversee the company’s horse racing interests. In 2013, they appointed him VP, Stakeholder Relations and Responsible Gaming to oversee the company’s relations with government, communities, charities, and the media, as well as oversee the company’s responsible gambling programs. In 2019, he was appointed Executive Vice President, Stakeholder Relations and Responsible Gaming, with enhanced responsibilities supporting the company’s BC properties.
He has had the privilege of sitting on multiple non-profit boards, and is married with a 16-year-old daughter who is more demanding than his full time job will ever be.