The $500m Pickering Casino Resort has officially opened its doors to the public after Great Canadian Entertainment hosted its launch party yesterday.
Described by OLG President and CEO Duncan Hannay as “the most modern casino in Ontario”, Pickering Casino Resort includes a 96,000 square foot casino with 2,200 slot machines, over 90 ‘live’ table games and approximately 140 ‘live dealer’ stadium gaming terminals.
Additionally, it hosts the Great Canadian Sportsbook, a dedicated lounge where fans can watch and place bets on live domestic and international sporting events.
“We are thrilled to be officially unveiling all of our amazing attractions and especially the brand-new The Arena at Pickering Casino Resort which will bring a new level of entertainment to the region,” said Great Canadian Entertainment CEO Matthew Anfinson.
“We are grateful to be joined by the incomparable Bryan Adams, the Hon. Minister Bethenfalvy, Mayor Ashe, and Duncan Hannay amongst so many wonderful people who have helped us arrive at this auspicious occasion.
“We are also proud to be honouring the Ajax Pickering Hospital Foundation and the essential work that they do for the community and look forward to continuing to be a welcoming and valued member of the community.”
The Pickering Casino Resort also features a 275-room hotel which includes a wellness centre with wave pool, sauna, fitness facility, business centre and luxurious guest rooms as Great Canadian Entertainment adds to its commitment to Durham Region, where it also has properties at Great Blue Heron Casino & Hotel and Casino Ajax.
Meanwhile, a first-of-its-kind agreement was made last month between Pickering Casino and Durham Region to split revenue in half once it has reached the $10m threshold, with funds capped at $8m per year.