Talks to Begin This Week About the Future of Caesars Windsor


Discussions around the future of Caesars Windsor will begin this week.

Closed since March 15 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Unifor Local 444 President Dave Cassidy says calls are lined-up this week to begin having conversations about the casino and what happens whenever it reopens.

The union represents over 2,300 workers at the casino on Riverside Drive.

Cassidy told AM800's The Morning Drive there are "so many issues to talk about" when it comes to the casino and its operations including physical distancing, the space between slot machines, live shows and people using the same gambling chips.

"We don't know what it looks like. We are going to start having the conversation, we have some calls set up this week," he says.

Cassidy says that maybe single-sports betting could help the casino after operations resume.

"Get the government to pay attention here and bring sports betting in. What an idea, this could help drive some of the business back as well," he adds.

Another bill has been introduced in the House of Commons to a amend the Criminal Code of Canada to allow single-event wagering, while also allowing the sports wagering industry to be properly regulated.