Gateway Casinos & Entertainment today confirmed what many in the community believed …. they will build their new facility on a 7.3 hectare plot, located just off Highway 11 at Pinewood Park Drive in the southern part of the northern bay.
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The proposed new casino still needs the necessary municipal approvals.
Construction will start this summer when these approvals are obtained.
"In the coming weeks, Gateway will publish more details on the size and scope of development, including new employment opportunities, food and beverage offerings, and investment in the local economy for new construction," says the Gateway news.
"We are very pleased to announce that the Gateway has purchased land on Pinewood Park Drive and will soon be able to continue with our plans to build an exciting new casino and entertainment destination in North Bay," said Keith Andrews, senior vice president. President of Gateway Ontario: "We look forward to working with OLG and North Bay to achieve all the necessary approvals for the fastest possible construction."
Mayor Al McDonald added that the casino in this area will bring new jobs and economically spinoffs.
This was not the first choice Gateway, which originally opted for a 17W highway across the road from the North Bay Health Center.
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BayToday was the first to announce the new location at Pinewood Park Drive, despite the previous rejection.
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The proposed new amusement and gaming complex in North Bay is the latest Gateway announcement for the news this month about a $ 18 million refurbishment. rebranding Gateway Casinos Hannover page for Playtime Hannover. Gateway is currently approaching the completion of the new Casino Cascades in Chatham-Kent, which is expected to open in July. Gateway recently opened its first Starlight Casino in Point Edward, Ontario, after rebuilding $ 26 million. Last month Gateway added 26 live games to Gateway Innisfil Casino and proposes the construction of a new gaming and entertainment complex in Ljubljana Wasaga Beach.
Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited is one of the largest and most diverse gaming and entertainment companies in Canada. Through its 27 game properties in British Columbia, Ontario and Edmonton, Alberta, Gateway currently employs approximately 8,648 people and boasts about 448 board games, including 49 poker tables, 13,887 gaming stations, 85 restaurants and bars, and 561 hotel rooms.
Gateway is a service provider for central, southwestern and northern gaming packages in Ontario, which includes 11 properties in its portfolio. A multifaceted growth strategy has shown that Gateway diversifies and broadens its product range, including the development of proprietary casinos and restaurant brands, which dramatically improves the gaming user experience and attracts new customers. Some of the proprietary Gateway brands include Match Eatery & Public House, Atlas Steak + Fish and Halley's new Club. In 2017, Gateway celebrated 25 years of gaming and entertainment in Canada.