Gaming development is essential for Great Canadian Gaming, as it became clear by its latest announcement of Pickering Casino Resort. Located in the eastern Greater Toronto Area, this casino complex is part of the intense expansion across the province that would see the local gaming field transformed.
The new casino resort is about to bring both premium gaming and family-friendly offerings, as well as a constellation of live performances. Great Canadian Gaming is among the largest casino operators in Canada and it is on a constant pursuit of excellence and gaming expansion across the provinces.
In order to go above and beyond and exceed expectations of Ontario players, a new project has been in the works for quite some time. Now it was time for the official announcement of the gaming and hospitality resort that is about to transform Pickering. The area is on the verge of a whole new era.
Casino Resort Launches in 2020
Pickering Casino Resort is already under construction, as the first phase of this project commenced last spring. Back then the project was referred to as Durham Live and projections issued by the casino operator pointed towards a launch of operation by the end of 2019. Construction on site has taken longer and some adjustments had to be made to it since then, eventually pinpointing the opening date to the beginning of 2020.
Another major positive change to this project would be the scrapping of Casino Ajax relocation to the new casino resort. Earlier this year it was confirmed that the two casino locations would continue operating past 2020 without fear of cannibalization. Pickering Casino Resort’s first phase would introduce premium offerings such as the casino floor welcoming everyone interested to see what Great Canadian Gaming has up for grabs.
The beginning of next year is also going to see the completion of the dining offerings available on-site, balancing the gaming element with family-friendly offerings available on site. The second phase construction is projected to commence after that, eventually guaranteeing the well-rounded complex.
Ontario Expansion Continues
This includes the special venue that would welcome live performances by some of the worldwide known musicians, bands, and more, making the casino resorts a hotspot in Pickering. In addition to that, the hotel tower is also going to be finished as part of this second phase, preparing to accommodate all traveling enthusiasts.
Tyrone Waite, General Manager, Pickering Casino Resort, was excited to shed light onto an essential milestone such as the casino resort’s name. Over the following months ahead of the official casino venue and dining offerings launch, job fairs are scheduled to take place. They would aim to attract as many locals as possible, as the new casino resort would have more than 2,000 spots to fill. Pickering Casino Resort would become a major engine for the local economy and employment market.
Once hired, individuals are going to go through the extensive training program that would ensure they have all the skills needed for future operation. This spring saw Great Canadian Gaming bag US$56 million from the sale of Great American Gaming Corporation, managing Great American Casino Everett, Great American Casino Lakewood, and Great American Casino Tukwila. Ontario remains the casino operator’s main focus over the following months.