How Casino Operators are Considering to bid for 3 GTA Sites

Once again, there is tension building up in the world of Casino gaming as Caesars, and five other firms contemplate on bidding to construct gambling restaurants in Rexdale, and two other locates in the east GTA.

Either of the company that will succeed in winning the Lottery in Ontario and the bidding process of the Game, an immense transformation will be experienced in Woodbine Racetrack, Ajax Downs track and Great Blue Heron Charity Casino situated in Scugog Island near Port Perry.

Having an opportunity to venture a market mostly coveted by gaming firms, and construct or perhaps partner on neighbouring entertainment developments has elicited a fury of co-operation-forging, making big deals and a battle between Ajax and Pickering.

A post from New York recounted that the famous casino operator known as Caesars Entertainment is utilizing its offer for GTA hosting rights in attempting to win the support of creditors for a reformation.

The firm that will succeed in winning the bid will have an opportunity of controlling the sites and recommend the plans. The plans could include site changes, but then OLG must approve the plans and premier cabinet of Kathleen Wynne.

A trusted source with the familiarity of the entire procedure and key players, who are not permitted to talk in public, stated that the companies that were invited in the bidding process are:

• Caesars plus
• The Genting group, an Asian-based corporation that lately expand its business Resort World casinos to the United States.
• Mohegan Sun, a Connecticut resort casino operated by Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority
• Great Canadian Gaming Corporation based in B.C, a firm that runs race tracks casinos
• Penn National gaming that operates Rama Casinos and the United States casinos and race tracks
• Consortium of United States
• Canadian companies that operate Fallsview Casino based in Niagara Falls

The only company that confirmed the invitation be the OLG to participate is the great Canadian gaming but declined additional comment during the active process. The other casino firms did not return the calls or emails to this article.

Rexdale, located in the northwest of Woodbine in Etobicoke home, is anticipating to be prosperous in the casino. In 2013, a Baltimore private designer scuffled plans for the Woodbine Live which is a great supermarket run and entertainment complex.
In 2013, the expectation of substituting the OLG slot equipment at Woodbine were dashed the moment the council overruled the plan together with a city center casino. However, the Board reassessed the plan last year, opening the entry to a casino by a 25-19 vote in the middle of the future fears of the track.

Already, the race track machinist in the Woodbine Entertainment Group has laid down strategies for significant development, construction of a city within a town on its location, steered by international architectural and planning company SWA Group.

Vince Crisanti who is the councilor for Ward 1 is very optimistic that the casino will offer his region the long-awaited job opportunities and growth it seriously needs. Vince Crisanti says that this vision for Woodbine will be beneficial to the residents of Etobicoke North since it will create new job opportunities, improve the economy and revitalization of the area.

Having Rexdale adjacent Pearson airfield and main road driving from the city center, Mr. Vinci anticipates a casino to present a live entertainment setting, Water Park, guesthouses, eateries and many others. He goes on to add that the place must be a family entertainment area.

He is self-confident that the modern complex will generate over 2500 new job opportunities and anticipates that town to receive more than 20 million U.S dollars in hosting charges and other incomes. At this moment, he pointed out that he will push for an enhanced change whereby he will extend the planned Finch light railway connecting to Woodbine for a start.

In the East region, the Mayor of Ajax Steve Parish is persuaded that a completely equipped casino with live table gaming that can substitute the Slots at Ajax Downs will elicit the building of an entertainment complex in that place, and for that reason, he is devoted to staying in his city.

Parish says that It will be the best interest of the casino operator to create improvement in every location that improve them and do not affect the other sites that make money for them. He adds that political uncertainty is the greatest enemy of any business and for this reason, Ajax has built a good relationship with OLG this facility will be one of the best things to come to the town Ajax.

Steve Parish points out that there so many things that are currently at stake. Ajax received an estimate of 6.4 million U.S dollars in every year from Ajax Downs hosting charges and anticipated the payments to increase to 9.5 million U.S Dollars and 12.5 million U.S soon after the casino is expanded, Parish says.

On the other hand, the adjacent picketing is trying hard to build the casino on over a 200-acre piece of land close to the Highway 401 as part of the projected mega-complex known as Durham Live. The Apostolopoulos family are the owners of Highway 401.

Dave Ryan who is the mayor of Pickering says that the casino must come to his town since the site is much bigger offering more space and more opportunity for a conference center, indoor water park, hotel complex and a vast opportunity to be an excellent tourist and entertainment center.

Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation are the real owners of the Great Blue Heron Casino and its being run by a business partnership. The table games are operated by a philanthropic arm of the native band.

The band is under the governance of Kelly LaRocca. Kelly has high expectation for development of a small but prosperous casino, hoping the addition of innovative facilities that will help in recognizing the setting of the cottage county and artistic heritage that the band is blessed to have.

Kelly says that their band has an attractive asset known as Seven Mile Island that they are planning to develop and they are ready to do something huge and remarkable is that is all the service provider needs.

Written by: Andrew Johnson

Andrew Johnson has been reporting for Blog.ca for more than 8 years. He studied journalism at UGC and has published two books on how journalism influences the world.

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