Shorelines Casino Belleville Leads Way with PlaySmart Centre
Problem Gambling is the industry’s burning issue and a subject which draw plenty of attention from the public.
In effort to play its part in addressing the problem, the newly-opened the Great Canadian Gaming Corporation’s Shorelines Casino Belleville has announced the initiation of a ground-breaking PlaySmart Centre – an area designated to provide players and casino customers with information and support on how to deal with problem gambling.
According to an executive director at GCGC, the PlaySmart Centre will become the first of its kind in Ontario as Shorelines Casino Belleville digs in the issue to establish itself as a socially responsible gambling venue.
About Shorelines Casino Belleville
Ontario’s latest land-based casinos was officially opened on 11 January after a full year of construction.
The casino is hosting over 450 slot machines, 18 casino game tables, while the venue also features a large patio area but a stage as well – intended for live shows and entertainment.
The visitors of the casino will also be given a chance to enjoy a buffet restaurant, enclosed in glass panels.
And while the Shorelines Casino Peterborough expected to be given an official approval by the councillors, despite the protests from the local protesters, Belleville’s casino could be the good example to illustrate the fact that local municipalities can have great benefits from having a casino hosted on their land.
The city of Belleville will receive 5.25% of the first $49 million in revenue return for hosting the newly-opened casino.
What is more, there is additional 4% in casino’s table games revenues as Belleville mayor Taso Christopher enthused that the new casino will also be of positive effect for the town’s employment and that it would be a boost for the local community.
The city of Belleville is expected to receive its first payment in April 2017.