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AN OPEN LETTER TO THE GOVERNMENT...

Updated: May 28

GotSkill? Games Endorsing RISE

GotSkill? games is endorsing Restaurant Industry Sustainability and Empowerment (RISE), a proposed package of relief measures for restaurants and bars that will provide financial assistance to offset business losses occurred as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic in Ontario.

Richard Hugglestone, president of Kit Kat Restaurant Group(association with of more than 60 bars and restaurants in Ontario) , released RISE, an open letter to all three levels of Government identifying specific measures that will support restaurant and bar owners with costs of operation. In Hugglestone’s letter, there are measures that help the restaurant industry recover from the shutdown period as well as backstop the reduced revenues expected with the new health and safety requirements.

“This is a very thoughtful approach to providing relief to our restauranteurs and bar owners,” says Tony Carvalho, GotSkill? president. “This combination of measures will give a hand up to many small businesses that are otherwise going to be forced to shut their doors for good. A great majority of the businesses we’re talking about are local owners and they employ dozens of people. RISE is a way forward through what is going to be uncertain times, once restaurants can open their doors again.”

RISE suggests a package of cost-saving measures for the restaurant industry that will provide relief for the largest operating costs: rent, payroll, utilities, insurance, food and alcohol. It also suggests specific government support initiatives relating to HST, new revenue streams, student employment, and CERB benefits.

Read the RISE open letter here:

Carvalho states that government must come to the aid of the restaurant industry as it prepares to reopen from the shutdown. “We have been constantly in touch with owners and managers across Ontario over the last two months and they are all trying to figure out how they will operate at reduced capacity. They’ve had no income with their businesses shuttered. There’s no question that government will need to step up to give these businesses a chance to survive.”

Carvalho indicates that GotSkill? Games is also supporting SaveHospitalityCA: https://www.savehospitality.ca/

GotSkill? / SBG - Skills Based Games Inc.

Skill Based Games Inc. (SBG) is a Canadian distributor of GotSkill? games developed for installation in the hospitality sector (restaurants, bars, pool halls, cafes, bowling alleys, entertainment establishments, etc). The games are skill-based, requiring hand-eye coordination, and include the opportunity for cash prizes. SBG’s GotSkill? games are fun, entertaining, legal, and 100% skill-based. Visit: www.gotskill.ca

Visit www.gotskill.ca for more information or contact:

Tony Carvalho - 905.264.4567 or tonyc@gotskill.ca