April 4, 2019, Wasaga Beach, ON – Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited (“Gateway”) announced today that it proposes to build a new casino on a 7.5-acre parcel of land adjacent to the Mosley St. roundabout at Lyons Court and Beachwood Rd. in the west end of Wasaga Beach. The proposed new casino will feature an exciting mix of amenities including slots and table games, pending necessary government approvals and completion of the land transaction.
The proposed new casino is expected to begin construction this spring, once provincial and municipal approvals are obtained. In the coming weeks, Gateway will announce more details on the size and scope of the development including new employment opportunities, food and beverage offerings and the investment in the local economy for the new build.
“We are very pleased to announce that we expect to soon be able to move forward with our plans to build an exciting new casino and entertainment destination in the Town of Wasaga Beach. We look forward to receiving all the necessary provincial and municipal approvals and concluding the land transaction so we can start construction as quickly as possible,” said Keith Andrews, Senior Vice President and Managing Director for Gateway Casinos Ontario.
Wasaga Beach Mayor Nina Bifolchi said she is pleased to welcome Gateway to Wasaga Beach.
“We are thrilled that Gateway has settled on a site that will best meet its business needs and we look forward to the construction phase starting,” Mayor Bifolchi said. “We know that Gateway has a tremendous track record in its industry, they are truly leaders, and we look forward to a strong and positive relationship with them in Wasaga Beach.”
The proposed new entertainment and casino complex in Wasaga Beach is the latest announcement by Gateway following the news this month of the completion of an $18 million renovation and rebranding of Gateway Casinos Hanover site to Playtime Hanover. Gateway is currently nearing completion of a new $36 million Cascades Casino in Chatham-Kent that is expected to open this July. Gateway recently opened its first Starlight Casino in Point Edward, Ontario after a $26 million renovation to that site. Last month Gateway added 26 live table games to the Gateway Innisfil casino.
A commitment to responsible gambling (RG) is integral to how Gateway operates in Ontario including OLG’s PlaySmart program. All Gateway Properties in BC and Ontario hold RG Check accreditation. Together with OLG and other government partners, Gateway will continue to implement responsible gambling initiatives at all our properties across Canada.
About Gateway Casinos & Entertainment
Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited (“Gateway”) is one of the largest and most diversified gaming and entertainment companies in Canada. Across its 27 gaming properties in British Columbia, Ontario and Edmonton, Alberta, Gateway currently employs approximately 8,648 people and boasts approximately 448 table games (including 49 poker tables), 13,887 slots, 85 restaurants and bars and 561 hotel rooms. Gateway is the service provider for the Central, Southwest and North gaming Bundles in Ontario, which includes 11 properties in their portfolio. A multi-pronged growth strategy has seen Gateway diversify and expand its product offering, including developing proprietary casino and restaurant brands, dramatically improving the gaming customer experience while attracting new customers. Some of Gateway’s proprietary brands include Match Eatery & Public House, Atlas Steak + Fish and the new Halley’s Club. In 2017, Gateway celebrated 25 years in the business of gaming and entertainment in Canada. Further information is available at www.gatewaycasinos.com.
Information: Rob Mitchell
Director, Communications & Public Affairs
Gateway Casinos Ontario