Peterborough Casino project progresses

The development will be part of the Shorelines chain of casinos across Ontario.

Ontario Gaming East Limited Partnership will be moving forward with the proposed complex.

Canada.- Ontario Gaming East Limited Partnership announced yesterday (Tuesday) that it will move forward with the projected gambling facility in Peterborough.

Ontario Gaming East Limited Partnership was selected as service provider for Ontario’s East Gaming Bundle back in September 2015. If the venture is successful, the slot machine venue at Kawartha Downs, which currently serves the area, will be relocated. Now Peterborough officials, the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation and the Ontario government, have to decide if they support the project.

The casino operator will now have to go through a formal process with Peterborough officials, which begins by aligning with the city’s bylaw and zoning procedures. Ontario Gaming East LP was selected for managing the gambling operations in Ontario’s East Gaming Bundle 2 or East Gaming Bundle, which is comprised of three gaming zones. The first one includes Peterborough as well as the Township of Cavan Monaghan. The second zone includes Belleville, where a new casino will be launched in the next years and the Quinte West municipality. As for the third zone, it includes Kingston Leeds, Thousand Islands, and Gananoque and it is served by Shorelines Casino Thousand Islands.

Andy LaCroix, Great Canadian Gaming Corporation Executive Director of Ontario Operations, commented that they are excited to open a new Shorelines gambling venue in Peterborough, although they know they will have to receive a number of approvals before. LaCroix added that Ontario Gaming East will do its best to turn into an “employer of choice and an economic contributor” for Peterborough and its residents.

Ontario Gaming East LP is owned in the greater part by Great Canadian Gaming Corp and currently manages casino, entertainment and hospitality venues in Ontario, British Columbia and Nova Scotia.