Canada – Great Canadian Gaming given the green light to keep slots at Kawartha DownsBy Phil - 16 January 2019
Great Canadian Gaming Corporation has been given the green light from the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) and the Kawartha Downs racetrack for the re-opening of the slot facility at Kawartha Downs in Fraserville, Ontario.
The Kawartha facility is part of the gaming bundle operated by Ontario Gaming East Limited Partnership (OGELP), as service provider to OLG. The Kawartha facility will host 150 slot machines and will join the gaming facilities operated by OGELP in Peterborough, Belleville and Gananoque, Ontario. The Kawartha facility was originally planned for closure as part of the opening of a new casino in Peterborough in October of this year, but Great Canadian Gaming has worked diligently with the Ontario government and OLG to create agreements that it feels benefits all stakeholders.
Rod Baker, Chief Executive Officer of GCGC, said: “We are very pleased with the outcome and our expectation is that this operation will be a productive contributor to the gaming bundle. I would like to thank the loyal customers of Shorelines Slots at Kawartha Downs for their continued support and we are excited to further contribute to the customer experience and meaningful employment opportunities in Ontario.”