Great Canadian Entertainment to open flagship Toronto property next week

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Great Canadian Entertainment has announced that its flagship new property in Toronto will open its doors next week. 

The property – Great Canadian Casino Resort Toronto – will begin welcoming patrons from 5pm ET on June 20 as the firm aims to ‘revolutionize Toronto’s entertainment landscape’.

Located adjacent to Woodbine Racetrack, the property aims to be a Vegas-style resort and will boast 328,000 of gaming floor space, filled with 4,800 slot machines and 145 table games. 

Great Canadian Casino Resort Toronto will also have a 400-room hotel on site, as well as a 5,000-capacity entertainment venue. 

Matthew Anfinson, CEO of Great Entertainment, stated: “We are thrilled to announce that our highly anticipated new casino will open on June 20. With meticulous attention to detail, state-of-the-art amenities, and a commitment to exceptional guest experiences, our landmark entertainment resort is a game-changer in Toronto.”

The $1bn resort, the casino operator explained, is expected to generate over $500m in positive economic impact to the Toronto economy. 

Before the grand debut of the new casino resort, Casino Woodbine will remain open without interruption to ensure a smooth transition between old and new properties. 

As Great Canadian strives to be a responsible operator, the new resort will feature a PlaySmart Centre on the gaming floor, offering patrons responsible gambling tools and information on the risks of problem gambling. 

The latest edition of the Canadian Gaming Business magazine saw Gavin Whiteley, CMO of Great Canadian, look ahead to the opening of the Great Canadian Casino Resort. 

Noting that the resort would “reimagine” casino gaming, he stated: “Our network of destinations offers a complete entertainment experience – live concerts and entertainment, various dining options, dedicated in-person service, all complementing the gaming or betting experience by itself. 

“There is a social experience to visiting one of our casinos or resorts that is inherently distinctive from an individualized online experience.”