Ontario Gaming East Limited Partnership (OGELP) is moving forward with proposed plans to develop and operate a new, multi-faceted entertainment property in the city of Peterborough, Ontario. If successful, it would mean the relocation of the current slot machine facility located at Kawartha Downs on the outskirts of the city.
Pending final approval, the new Shorelines Casino will feature a series of non-gaming amenities to complement a gaming floor comprised of slot machines and table games.
The private operator in charge of running the casino will be British Colombia-based Great Canadian Gaming Corporation.
“We are excited about the prospect of a Shorelines gaming operation being developed in the city of Peterborough, but we recognise that there are a series of approvals necessary from the City, Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation and the government of Ontario, before we can proceed,” said Andy LaCroix, executive director, of Great Canadian’s operations in Ontario. “OGELP will strive to be an employer of choice and an economic contributor focused on being an active community participant, should we receive all necessary approvals,” added LaCroix.
Great Canadian Gaming Corporation currently operates 19 gaming properties, consisting of 12 casinos, four horse racetrack casinos and three community gaming centres. Revenues for the group totalled C$453.8m (E320m) last year.