Gateway Makes Ambitious Move with the Addition of Wasaga Beach Casino
Canadian-based gambling giant Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited has revealed its latest venture as it looks to increase its ever-expanding footprint across the country after the company welcomed guests to its newest casino, Playtime Casino Wasaga Beach.
Based in Ontario, the casino swung its doors open on November 23, with a grand opening to exhibit its 250 slots and table games across its 25,000-square-foot facility. Meanwhile, patrons can also find its signature brand restaurant, MATCH Eatery & Public House, with visitors also able to access an arcade bar and a spacious outdoor patio area.
This addition becomes Gateway's 28th property across the provinces of Ontario and British Columbia, and while it remains to be seen whether it becomes somewhat of a flagship, there is no denying the demand for it.
Vital Boost for Wasaga Beach Area
Such is the level of investment that has gone into the venue. This means that it will contribute a significant injection of wealth into the local area, with 140 jobs provided in the casino, while also raising its profile as a tourist attraction.
Gateway is very excited and pleased to be opening the new Playtime Casino here in Wasaga Beach.
The new casino represents a significant investment in the future of Wasaga Beach, creating 140 new jobs, operating a year-round entertainment attraction for both visitors and local residents of the Wasaga Beach community.
Situated on the shores of the irrepressible Lake Huron, this is somewhat of a hotspot with holidaymakers and those just looking for a quick getaway, which paves the way for Gateway to transform this area into somewhat of a small replica of New Jersey's thriving resort of Atlantic City.
Canadian Gambling Industry Showing Signs of Potential
Despite the province of Ontario regulating online gambling earlier this year - and to great success, Canada's land-based casino industry has shown signs that it can still compete - particularly in Ontario.
Gateway is one of the most prominent gambling companies in the country, and as well as its many venues in Ontario, it also boasts two other casinos in Edmonton, Alberta. A further sign that industry interest has the potential to become even more widespread.
For the company, bringing Wasaga under its umbrella also provides the opportunity to partner with an online gambling company that wishes to launch in Ontario further down the line, thus increasing the possibility of significantly adding to its balance sheet.
Under Canadian gambling legislation and very much like the US, any online gambling companies wanting to launch need to have a land-based casino partner, which further increases the potency of the overall gambling landscape in Canada.