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Pickering Casino Resort on Track for 2020 Opening

Great Canadian Gaming Corporation, the operator is one of Canada’s largest casino games operators has recently announced that it would be setting up afirst-rate gaming and entertainment centre,which would be starting up operations, in the year 2020. The new centre, situated in Pickering, Ontario, will be known as the Pickering Casino Resort.

Of course the Pickering Casino Resort, once established would face some tough competition in the already bustling Canadian gambling industry. The competition would come from offline and online casinos. A huge portion of the gambling industry market share has already been taken up by competitors such as Spin Palace Casino.

The resort hopes to offer exceptional services to those who enjoylive entertainment, stimulating gaming options and assorted dining experiences.

"While we have so much more to develop and construct, being able to share the brand name of the resort with the community is an exciting next step for us," said Tyrone Waite, General Manager, Pickering Casino Resort, quoted on Newswire.

Initially, Great Canadian had scheduled to open the Casino towards the end of 2019; however, after a few unavoidable adjustments were made to the construction process, the grand opening got shifted to 2020. As at date, the first phase of the construction is officially over.

The construction project, which commenced the last year 2018, is supposed to be finished in two phases. The first phase is scheduled to be completed and opened in 2020 and is expected to feature a variety of dining and gaming options. The second phase of the project is expected to capture all entertainment amenities and hotel offerings.  At the completion of the project, the development hopes to hire more than 2,000 people to join the casino resort's team, this would provide a much-needed boost to the local job economy and a good number of locals would benefit from this.

"We will now be concentrating on hosting career fairs and seeking local talent to join our team. We are looking for people who have exceptional guest service skills and are willing to learn and grow with the company. We have great training programs that will equip our team members with the right skill set and set them up for future success," said Waite.

According to Waite, the focus when making appointments will be kept as local as possible. Once employees are hired, they would be expected to undergo rigorous and specialized training apprenticeship program to fully prepare themfor the employment of the operator.

More information about employment opportunities offered by the organization as well as details on the resort and developments can be found at


Based in B.C, Great Canadian Gaming Corporation operates 25 gaming, entertainment and hospitality facilities in Ontario, British Columbia, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia. It was founded in 1982.The company's culture is centred on social responsibility. The brand unifies the Company's community, volunteering and social responsibility effortsand the company state that they are "PROUD of our people, our business, and our community".