The long-expected Pickering Casino Resort finally opened last night!

The Official Grand Opening of this $500m casino has been honored with many VIP guests and future visitors. Legendary Bryan Adams, a singer and songwriter from Canada, performed at the opening, which made the whole experience unforgettable for the guests. 

The casino’s opening night was enriched with many ceremonial confetti cannons, and the guests were stunned! 

Important guests and great fun:

Matt Antinson, the CEO of Great Canadian Entertainment, greeted the guests and announced the opening of this landmark destination resort

Among more than 300 guests were Kevin Ashe, the Mayor of Pickering, Peter Bethlenfalvy, the Ontario Minister of Finance, as well as Duncan Hannay, the OGL President and CEO. Hannay commented that the resort was “the most modern casino in Ontario.”

All of them were included in the festivities: Mayor Ashe was the one who counted down to the grand opening, and Anfinson pressed the red button that started confetti rain

After the magnificent dinner reception, Bryan Adams took the stage and gave the guests a night to remember. His performance was held in a 2,500-seat The Arena.

Pickering Casino Resort decided to announce some good news at the opening. The company donated $50K to the Ajax Pickering Hospital Foundation, which will have a huge impact on the health care of residents of the Durham Region.

The new casino is situated in the Durham Live entertainment campus, an attractive location that draws many visitors to enjoy its amenities. The Pickering Casino Resort is a great addition to the area, with more than 2,000 slot machines, 90 table games, a hotel with 275 luxury rooms, and wellness and business centers.

Something for all:

Visitors and locals will be able to enjoy the world-class amenities and gaming experience, which is beyond exciting. Apart from fantastic customer service, the resort plans to offer many live entertainment events as well as various restaurants and bars that will satisfy even the pickiest customers. Among them are the new Copperhorn Meet House, CA·SU·AL, and the famous Sun Sui Wah, so there will be something for everyone.

Anfinson commented: “We are thrilled to be officially unveiling all of our amazing attractions and especially the brand-new The Arena at Pickering Casino Resort which will bring a new level of entertainment to the region. We are grateful to be joined by the incomparable Bryan Adams, the Hon. Minister Bethenfalvy, Mayor Ashe, and Duncan Hannay amongst so many wonderful people who have helped us arrive at this auspicious occasion. We are also proud to be honoring the Ajax Pickering Hospital Foundation and the essential work that they do for the community and look forward to continuing to be a welcoming and valued member of the community.”

Durham Region is already famous for its Great Blue Heron Casino & Hotel and Casino Ajax, and the opening of the new Pickering casino will surely increase that popularity and show the seriousness of Great Canadian Entertainment when it comes to investing in the important regions.