The County of Barrhead is throwing its support behind Capital City Casinos to move its gaming operation, the Camrose Resort Casino, from Camrose to Edmonton in a bid to see more money go to rural not-for-profit organizations.
The company applied to the Alberta Gaming Liquor and Cannabis (AGLC) to relocate to the Ellerslie Industrial area in September 2021. The application was denied and Capital City Casinos is appealing the decision.
On Feb. 7, councillors instructed the administration to draft a letter asking the AGLC to review its decision and allow the Camrose casino to relocate to Edmonton.
One of the reasons Capital City Casinos applied for the move is that they cited that its location was no longer financially viable, in large part, because of two decisions made by the provincial gaming regulator.