Wasaga Beach Gateway Casino
Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited has the finish line in sight as construction wraps up of the beautiful new facility in west-end Wasaga Beach.
Rob Mitchell, Director Communications & Public Affairs for Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited gave me a tour of the site on Wednesday October 12th, and what I saw was impressive. The addition of the new casino will provide a major boost to the year-round economy of Wasaga Beach and will be a major attraction for the region. Gateway recently held a well-attended job fair, filling approximately 140 full time positions in preparation of opening this fall.
The new casino will offer 250 slots and electronic table games, along with Gateway Casinos & Entertainment’s signature-brand restaurant, MATCH Eatery & Public House, complete with a west-facing spacious outdoor patio. The restaurant will have a sports bar feel to it and will feature live entertainment.
Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited’s web site states the company (“Gateway”) is one of the largest and most diversified gaming and entertainment companies in Canada with 27 gaming properties in British Columbia and Ontario and two additional properties in Edmonton, Alberta. Across its entire portfolio, Gateway currently employs approximately 7,000 people and features approximately 334 table games (including 27 poker tables), 13,555 slots, 91 food and beverage outlets and 561 hotel rooms.
Construction on the new Wasaga Beach property is on schedule. Company officials are hopeful to welcome visitors this fall.