Caesars Entertainment and Rock Gaming share early vision for urban-integrated casino in downtown Toronto

Caesars Entertainment and Rock Gaming's early vision for a downtown Toronto gaming entertainment facility, which could be developed that the Metro Toronto Convention Center. Highlights of the Caesars-branded development include a sophisticated and modern structure with a multi-story glass entry to integrate into the city's urban fabric. (CNW Group/Caesars Entertainment Corporation)

Park: As leaders in developing integrated entertainment complexes in major urban centres in North America, an integral component of the group's potential casino development in downtown Toronto would be the creation of an urban park edged by retail, dining and year-round entertainment. (CNW Group/Caesars Entertainment Corporation)

Editor's Note:  There are 2 photos associated with this press release.

TORONTO, Nov. 2, 2012 /CNW/ - Caesars Entertainment Corporation and Rock Gaming LLC today released its early vision for a downtown Toronto gaming entertainment facility.  The renderings depict how an urban-integrated casino could be developed at one of several potential downtown sites.

Caesars and Rock Gaming are leaders in developing integrated entertainment complexes in major urban centres in North America.  Caesars is also home to the most iconic names in entertainment including Celine Dion, Elton John, Shania Twain, Rod Stewart and many more.

The group's vision for a development at the Metro Toronto Convention Center (MTTC), which was recently identified as a potential casino site, focuses on a gaming entertainment complex that will serve as another world-class tourism anchor while complementing the City's pedestrian-focused layout and leveraging its robust public transit system.  "We believe that the convention centre site provides a prime opportunity to achieve these important goals," said Caesars Executive Vice President of Communications and Government Relations, Jan Jones.

Highlights of the development, which would feature the "Caesars" brand, include a sophisticated and modern structure with a multi-story glass entry to integrate into the city's urban fabric. The vision also includes the creation of an urban park edged by retail, dining and year-round entertainment.

Jones said the early MTCC renderings are working concepts based on initial input from City leaders, local stakeholders and area businesses.  "As stakeholder objectives are refined, we look forward to engaging several local and international architects to further develop concepts for this and other potential casino sites in downtown Toronto," Jones said.

"Regardless of the site, fundamental to our vision is designing a casino entertainment complex that builds partnerships with existing businesses - especially restaurants, hotels, entertainment and cultural venues - to attract more visitors and help all downtown businesses succeed," said Matt Cullen, president and chief operating officer of Rock Gaming.

# # #

About Caesars Entertainment Corporation
Caesars Entertainment Corporation is the world's most geographically diversified casino-entertainment company. Since its beginning in Reno, Nevada, more than 74 years ago, Caesars has grown through development of new resorts, expansions and acquisitions and now operates casinos on four continents. The company's resorts operate primarily under the Caesars®, Harrah's® and Horseshoe® brand names. Caesars also owns the World Series of Poker® and the London Clubs International family of casinos. Caesars is focused on building loyalty and value with its guests through a unique combination of great service, excellent products, unsurpassed distribution, operational excellence and technology leadership. We are committed to environmental sustainability and energy conservation and recognize the importance of being a responsible steward of the environment. For more information, please visit www.caesars.com.

About Rock Gaming
Rock Gaming LLC is a Midwest-based gaming partnership formed with an initial focus to develop first-class casinos in two of Ohio's largest cities, as well as to explore other potential gaming opportunities. Rock Gaming has partnered with Caesars Entertainment, the world's largest and most successful gaming company, to develop and operate full-service casinos in downtown Cincinnati and downtown Cleveland under the Horseshoe brand. Combined, Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati and Horseshoe Casino Cleveland will generate 11 million visits to the urban cores and add to both cities' already impressive offering of sports, entertainment, dining and cultural attractions, while creating more than 3,000 new jobs. Rock Gaming and Caesars also plan to develop and operate a gaming facility in downtown Baltimore with joint venture partners CVPR Gaming Holdings, LLC, PRT Two, LLC, and The Stronach Group.  The multi-million dollar facility is being designed to foster economic growth and create new jobs while expanding Baltimore's diverse entertainment offerings. For more information about Rock Gaming's Ohio developments, please visit www.HorseshoeOhio.com.

Image with caption: "Caesars Entertainment and Rock Gaming's early vision for a downtown Toronto gaming entertainment facility, which could be developed that the Metro Toronto Convention Center. Highlights of the Caesars-branded development include a sophisticated and modern structure with a multi-story glass entry to integrate into the city's urban fabric. (CNW Group/Caesars Entertainment Corporation)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20121102_C4516_PHOTO_EN_20118.jpg

Image with caption: "Park: As leaders in developing integrated entertainment complexes in major urban centres in North America, an integral component of the group's potential casino development in downtown Toronto would be the creation of an urban park edged by retail, dining and year-round entertainment. (CNW Group/Caesars Entertainment Corporation)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20121102_C4516_PHOTO_EN_20119.jpg

SOURCE: Caesars Entertainment Corporation


For further information:

Media inquiries:
Kathleen Napier, 416-486-5918, kathleen.napier@gcicanada.com