The Canadian firm acquired land on Pinewood Park Drive, City of North Bay

Gateway sets location to build a new casino in Ontario

North Bay Mayor Al McDonald said the city welcomes Gateway to the community: "Their casino development will bring new jobs to the area and significant economic spinoffs."
2019-05-01
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The proposed new casino will feature a mix of amenities including slots and table games, pending necessary municipal approvals. The company expects the construction to begin this summer.

Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited announced last week that it proposes to build a new casino on a 7.3-acre parcel of land just off Highway 11 adjacent to Nipissing Junction on Pinewood Park Drive in the south end of North Bay. The proposed new casino will feature a mix of amenities including slots and table games, pending necessary municipal approvals.

The gaming hall is expected to begin construction this summer, once municipal approvals are obtained, according to Gateway. In the coming weeks, the company is expected to 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 Gateway has acquired land on Pinewood Park Drive and will soon be able to move forward with our plans to build an exciting new casino and entertainment destination in the City of North Bay. We look forward to working with OLG and the City of North Bay to achieve all the necessary approvals to start construction as quickly as possible,” said Keith Andrews, Senior Vice President and Managing Director for Gateway Ontario.

North Bay Mayor Al McDonald said the city welcomes Gateway to the community. “Their casino development will bring new jobs to the area and significant economic spinoffs,” he said.

The proposed new entertainment and casino complex in North Bay is the latest announcement by Gateway following the news this month of the completion of a CAD 18 million (USD 13.4 M) renovation and rebranding of Gateway Casinos Hanover site to Playtime Hanover. Gateway is currently nearing completion of a new CAD 36 million (USD 26.8 M) 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 CAD 26 million (USD 19,4 M) renovation to that site. Last month Gateway added 26 live table games to the Gateway Innisfil casino and is proposing to build a new casino and entertainment complex in Wasaga Beach.

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.

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