Casino owner in Canada resigns after breaking the vaccine queue

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Great Canadian Gaming Corporation chief executive Rod Baker resigned from his position earlier this week. The 55-year-old Canadian left the job when he confessed that he “skipped the queue” for the Covid-19 vaccine together with his wife, Ekaterina, according to SuperPoker.

The company that was run by Rod Baker is a giant responsible for hotels and casinos in Canada. She is in the process of being purchased by Apollo Global Management for CAD $ 2.5 billion (approximately R $ 10.6 billion), and while she was a leader, Baker had a salary of CAD $ 10.6 million (around R $ 45 million annually), according to the Wallmine portal.

According to the Canadian press, Rod and Ekaterina went to the Yukon territory, in the northwest of the country, mostly populated by indigenous people.

They posed as local workers in the small village of Beaver Creek, with 103 inhabitants, to receive the Covid-19 vaccine developed by the modern pharmaceutical company. The place has a faster vaccination compared to other regions of the country, according to the federal government.

The Yukon court condemned the couple for “failing in behavior in relation to what they declared”. In addition, Rob and Ekaterina were also fined CAD $ 1,150 (R $ 4,878) for not having completed a 14-day quarantine upon arrival in the territory.

The Great Canadian Gaming Corporation is now being led on an interim basis by Terrance Doyle, who is the company’s president of strategic development and director of compliance. The acquisition of the firm by Apollo Global Management is expected to be completed in the second half.