Ontario: Three gambling rivals fight for the license to operate the casino that saved Windsor

Ontario: Three gambling rivals fight for the license to operate the casino that saved Windsor

Article brief provided by The Globe and Mail
  • Andrew Willis, The Globe and Mail
January 15, 2024 7:05 PM
  • Andrew Willis, The Globe and Mail

If you want to get rich gambling in Windsor, run the casino.

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That simple truth underlies a heated behind-the-scenes battle between three of North America’s largest gambling companies for control of one of the industry’s most lucrative properties, Caesars Windsor.

For the first time since the casino opened its doors 30 years ago, the license to operate the slot machines and blackjack tables that rejuvenated the downtown in Windsor, Ont., is up for grabs. The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp., the provincial agency that owns the property, is in the final stage of reviewing offers for what’s historically been a license to print money.