What does Ontario casino’s possible move mean for Georgian Downs site?

What does Ontario casino’s possible move mean for Georgian Downs site?

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  • Chris Simon, InnisfilToday
May 6, 2024 8:10 PM

Gateway Casino and Entertainment’s planned relocation to Cookstown could threaten the long-term viability of horse racing at Georgian Downs, the site’s operator says.

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Great Canadian Entertainment has suggested the Innisfil Heights facility may be at risk if Gateway is successful in its attempt to move south.

“As the operator of Georgian Downs since 2005, we recognize we play an important role in the province’s horse racing industry,” Chuck Keeling, a vice-president for Great Canadian, told InnisfilToday in an email. “We are disappointed in Gateway’s longer term desire to potentially relocate their casino operations … our priority currently and for the short term future is the continuation of live racing at the facility.”