The casino’s license to operate, held by Caesars Entertainment, will lapse in 2025. The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) has initiated a competitive bidding process this week in the hopes of striking a new collaboration with a Las Vegas Strip corporation or a new gaming management organization.
Wednesday marked the beginning of the OLG’s RFPQ process for the Windsor casino. According to the OLG, the RFPQ is the initial part of the procurement procedure for choosing the casino’s new operator.
Prequalification requires potential corporations to show the OLG that they have extensive experience running a big casino resort like Caesars Windsor. Those businesses who have been prequalified will be invited to submit an RFP.
Bidding Begins in Ontario
Caesars Windsor has 750 hotel rooms and is located close to Detroit. There are 2,230 slot machines, 85 table games, and a Caesars Sportsbook available on the gaming floor. In addition to its 5,000-seat Colosseum theater, the resort features six restaurants and four bars. However, it does not have a license to allow people to play online slots.
According to the OLG, interested casino operators can submit their visions for the future of Caesars Windsor in response to the RFP. The OLG will provide bidders with documentation and information detailing the opportunity and the type of information the government is seeking in a proposal during the second round of bidding.
The OLG works with private and public organizations to oversee its properties. The Great Canadian Gaming Corporation and Gateway Casinos, which manage many OLG casinos, are both privately held companies, in contrast to Caesars Entertainment, which is publicly listed.