Following the latest Ontario gambling laws, under which a given area could only feature one full-scale casino, the towns of Pickering and Ajax are the two competing applicants for hosting the C3 zone gaming center.
Early in 2015, the Pickering City Council voted overwhelmingly in favor of the construction of a entertainment center that would feature a casino that is large other activities. Durham Live Entertainment Center was envisioned being a 220-acre entertainment destination offering a quantity of attracting options, with casino gambling being those types of.
The program ended up being additionally supported by the majority of Pickering residents. If ultimately built, the center is anticipated to yearly contribute the quantity of $50 million in municipal tax revenue. In addition to this, developer Pickering Developments Inc. has expected that as much as 12,000 brand new direct jobs is developed.
As stated above, Pickering is not the only town in the region that is enthusiastic about hosting a casino that is full-fledged. Owners associated with existing Ajax Downs horse track that is racing also features 800 slot machines have proposed a plan for the venue's expansion through the addition of 1,600 more slots and 200 dining table games.
But, if the Durham Live project is approved, Ajax Downs won't be able to expand right into a bigger gambling location and certainly will have to stop providing slots.