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Gateway Casinos gets rezoning and site plan approval for $75m development in London

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Gateway Casinos and Entertainment received rezoning and site plan approval for its $75m Starlight Casino development in London. Ontario

Gateway gains approval for $70m Cascades Delta build

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Gateway Casino and Entertainment has passed one of the final hurdles relating to its proposed $70m Cascades Casino Delta development

IGT enters electronic bingo market in Canada

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IGT has confirmed that it recently launched first-of-its-kind electronic bingo content for the Canadian market. The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) is the first lottery in Canada to deploy a range of IGT’s electronic bingo games through a pilot at twelve of OLG’s charitable gaming centres. IGT’s electronic bingo games such as Bengal Eyes, Golden Rooster, and Pharaoh’s Legacy are...

Ontario keeps Ajax Casino open

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In Canada the town of Ajax and the city of Pickering have received some good news after it was announced that casino quarrel that staked millions of tax dollars on the line has been resolved. The Great Canadian Gaming Corporation announced back in spring 2017 that it was throwing its support behind a casino build in Pickering that would have...

Canadian pharmaceutical company to invest in European casino resort

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Canadian firm Easton Pharmaceuticals has officially submitted a Letter of Intent to become part of a project to develop a hotel and casino resort in Europe. At present, the property’s future location and other specifics remain a mystery, although further details are expected to be revealed in the coming months once negotiations have been finalised. The operator's project will reportedly feature...

US firms in pole position for Canadian casino capture

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The operational licences for two casino properties in Niagara falls are set to be sold to a company from the United States after all the Canadian firms involved in the bidding process dropped out. The Fallsview Casino Resort and Casino Niagara are two of the most visited leisure locales in the tourist hotspot and will be leased to the successful...

Shorelines Casino opening unknown

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The opening date of the Shorelines Casino in Peterborough, Ontario, is reportedly still up in the air having been initially slated for late summer/early or autumn this year. Construction on the project started in September 2017 and although there is no concrete date for its inaugural opening, the company behind it is confident it will be ready within the original...

Construction commences at Cascades Casino

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Construction work at the $36m Cascades Casino in Chatham-Kent, Ontario, has got underway, with the project set for completion in mid-2019. Once finished the property, operated by Gateway Casino and Entertainment will count 300 slot machines and 12 table games in its gaming estate. “It was just three months ago that the mayor and I stood next door at the Bradley...

600 IGT employees participate worldwide in company’s inaugural global giving week

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IGT employees from around the world volunteered with various charities and non-profit organisations as part of IGT’s inaugural “Global Giving Week – A Day For Doing,” which was held May 6-12, 2018. During this set week, employees were provided with an additional paid workday off to volunteer at a non-profit of their choice with the accumulated hours. 600 employees dedicated...

AGEM announces nine new members

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The Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers has announced that its Board of Directors has approved the membership applications of nine new companies, bringing the trade group comprised of the world’s leading gaming suppliers to a total of 166.

Global Gaming Women to host panel discussion at Canadian Gaming Summit

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Global Gaming Women (GGW) will participate in the upcoming Canadian Gaming Summit (CGS) to showcase and support the contributions of women leaders in the gaming industry during the annual event which takes place Monday, June 18 through Wednesday, June 20, 2018…

Drive for privatisation gathers momentum in Ontario

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Four more Ontario Lottery and Gaming (OLG) properties have handed over operational duties, as the region’s gaming landscape continues its shift toward private ownership to drive development.   Great Canadian Gaming and Clairvest Group have been chosen to run four properties west of Toronto including the OLD Casino Brantford and three other racetrack slot properties. The deal gives them the exclusive right...

Scientific Games initiates Alberta installations

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The Grand Villa Casino Edmonton is the first of 28 Alberta Casinos to see Scientific Games systems go live within the Canadian province. Scientific Games Corporation has installed its industry-leading SDS Slot Accounting and Player Tracking and Award-Winning iVIEW 4 at the Grand Villa Casino Edmonton. The company had previously signed a comprehensive agreement with the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission...

Market insight: Canada, the true north strong and free

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The Canadian gaming market looks set to represent a new found land of opportunity, not only for those who have braved the cold snap of recent recessions, but for the multinational entities setting sights north of the border.   Like many on the North American continent, the casino operators of Canada have endured rough times of late. Regional regulatory differences, provincially...

Hard Rock inch closer to Ottawa casino development

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Florida-based Hard Rock International has moved closer to taking over gaming operations at the Rideau Carleton Raceway in Ottawa following a city committee vote on turning the property into a fully-fledged gaming destination.   The property has been previously approved 1,250 slot machines and 21 table games, and under the terms of the latest proposed agreement, Hard Rock will take over...

Saskatchewan tribes call to halt casino construction over fairness concerns

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At least two Saskatchewan tribes have reportedly voiced deep concerns over the proposed $15.5m joint venture casino project in Lloydminster, Alberta, following claims that they have been “frozen out” out of profit sharing agreements.   Last month saw officials from the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority (SIGA) and the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) attend a groundbreaking ceremony at the site...

Caesars, Genting and Brookfield compete to run Toronto casinos

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Ontario is preparing to hand over control of its gambling operations in the Greater Toronto Area, worth nearly $1bn, to a private operator as the government seeks to further develop the province’s gambling industry. Within a few weeks, the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. (OLG) will select a business to run its casino operations in the GTA for the...

Elements Casino Victoria looking for H1 2018 opening

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The expanded View Royal Casino remains on track to open in the first half of 2018, while the revamped venue will be rebranded under the Elements Casino Victoria name.   Located in View Royal, British Columbia, construction of the new casino, which will replace the existing property, began in February. “Having an entertainment venue of such calibre on Vancouver Island is a...

GLI Group acquires NMi Gaming, bringing expanded global reach to NMi gaming clients

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The GLI Group has acquired NMi Metrology & Gaming Ltd. and related gaming assets (NMi Gaming) from NMi Certin, B.V. and related parties.   The acquisition benefits NMi Gaming’s clients by providing them with instant global reach through GLI’s accredited 475 jurisdictions. Additionally, the transaction benefits GLI’s clients by allowing the firm to provide even greater levels of service and attention. NMi...

TCSJOHNHUXLEY confirmed as Shorelines supplier

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The first casino to open in Ontrario in a decade, Shorelines Casino Belleville, has chosen TCSJOHNHUXLEY to supply gaming tables and other live gaming equipment.   TCSJOHNHUXLEY has been chosen to supply the new Shorelines Casino Belleville with gaming tables and a series of other live gaming equipment. The 48,000 square foot venue, which became the first casino to open in the...

BMM Testlabs expands Moncton office to house growing team

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BMM Testlabs has signed a new office lease to add 11,000sqm to its premises. The leading industry testing laboratory, BMM Testlabs, has confirmed it will move into new office space in Moncton to accommodate its expanding staff. BMM’s new premises will add an additional 11,000 sqm to its floorspace, including the option to add more space over the next two years,...

In the pink: acquisitions drive growth for Great Canadian

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An encouraging set of financial results from the Great Canadian Gaming Corporation showed that the company enjoyed a 25 per cent surge in revenue during the second quarter of the year, with a concurrent 18 per cent leap in earnings.   GCG amassed just over C$140m (E96.8m) from its 20 gaming properties spread throughout British Columbia, Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia...

Canadian Gaming Association to host cross-state convention

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Taking place on both sides of the Ottawa River, this year’s Canadian Gaming Summit will bring together attendees from all gaming sectors, disciplines and regions throughout North America.   On June 13-15, gaming delegates from across North America and beyond will take to the show and conference floor of the 2016 Canadian Gaming Summit. Organised by the Canadian Gaming Association (CGA),...

Victoria casino establishes new shuttle service

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After a year of planning and development, May saw the Great Canadian Gaming Corporation’s View Royal Casino - in partnership with Wilson’s Transportation - announce the launch of its West- Shore Express Shuttle service. The shuttle provides an affordable and reliable transportation option for passengers travelling from the casino to Victoria’s International Airport, British Columbia Ferries terminal and both Uptown...

Shorelines Casino seeks relocation

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...

Tentative approval for new property in Saskatchewan

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Plans for a new casino have been given the go-ahead by authorities in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. Officials gave their conditional approval for the new property – to be located in the city of Lloydminster, on the Saskatchewan-Alberta border – earlier last month. However, the local community is to be consulted before any construction work commences. “There needs to be proper...

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