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Canada – theScore selects Toronto for new headquarters

Score Media and Gaming and Menkes Developments together with partner BentallGreenOak have entered into an agreement for theScore to lease an 80,000-square-foot space in the Waterfront Innovation Center, an office and retail development property in downtown Toronto. The Company will occupy more than 85-percent of The Exchange, one of two buildings that make up the…

Canada – Toronto casino forced to remain shut as infections rise

Casinos in the Canadian city of Toronto have been forced to close as it moves into the red level of Ontario’s colour-coded COVID-19 shutdown system. Medical Officer of Health Dr. Eileen de Villa said meeting and event spaces, casinos, bingo halls and other gaming establishments would all have to close along with indoor dining. Great…

Canada – Great Canadian Gaming completes deal for Greater Toronto bundle

Great Canadian Gaming and Brookfield Business Partners have successfully completed the acquisition of certain gaming assets in the Greater Toronto Area (the GTA Bundle) through their partnership Ontario Gaming for roughly C$170m. The Partnership has signed a casino operating and services agreement (COSA) with the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) to take over the…

Canada – Great Canadian Gaming wins the race to buy Greater Toronto bundle

Great Canadian Gaming Corp and partner Brookfield Asset Management has been awarded the 22-year license to operate slot halls and casinos in the Greater Toronto Area. It beat off competition from Genting Group and Caesars Entertainment to win the right from the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation to buy OLG Slots at Woodbine, OLG Slots…

Canada – Caesars, Genting and Brookfield in the running for Toronto casinos

Ontario is closing in on choosing an operator to run its $1bn earning gambling operations in the Greater Toronto Area, including running casinos at Toronto’s Woodbine racetrack, Ajax Downs and the Great Blue Heron Casino in Port Perry. The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. is now just weeks away from confirming who will operate its…

Canada – Caesars and Genting linked to Toronto casino bids

Caesars Entertainment and Genting Group are reportedly amongst six operators who have lodged their interest in bidding for the licence for a casino in Toronto, which would be the biggest casino in Canada. The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp said it would announce a winner late next summer. Toronto held a vote in July 2015…

Canada – New taxation formula spikes downtown Toronto casino plan

Toronto city council has ruled out the possibility of a casino coming to its downtown area with a 38-6 vote against the proposal, shutting the door on plans by MGM Resorts, Caesars, Oxford Properties Group and the Woodbine Entertainment Group to expand gambling in the downtown area of the city. Whilst the latter of these…

Canada – MGM dangles Cirque du Soleil carrot in Toronto

MGM Resorts is tickling Toronto City Hall’s taste buds with the suggestion of a Cirque du Soleil show for Canada’s largest city, similar to its shows in Las Vegas. MGM’s senior Vice President of Public Affairs, Alan Feldman said that the venture could end up being added: “Our colleagues at Cirque would love to have…

Canada – OLG backtracks on ‘not on my doorstep’ comment

The Chairman of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp (OLG) has had to backtrack in the media over comments made about the potential of casino gaming being introduced in Toronto, saying he wouldn’t want it in his neighbourhood. Chairman Paul Godfrey said at a public hearing on the potential of casinos: “You see the polls…