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Gateway Announces Plans to Expand Its Casino in Hanover

Canadian gaming and entertainment operator Gateway Casinos has revealed its plans to renovate its casino in Hanover, Ontario.

According to available information, the investment will be worth around $18 million, while the project will create up to 70 new jobs.

Gateway also announced the casino, whose offer will feature 300 slots and 8 live table games, will be rebranded as the Playtime Casino Hanover. It will also include Gateway’s restaurant brands MATCH Eatery & Public House and The Buffet.

Hanover Casino to get a make-over

An Important Investment

If everything goes according to plans, the casino will be up and running by December.

The Playtime brand will offer a unique experience to players, while the expanded casino will occupy 32,672 square feet with an additional 3,283 square foot mezzanine. Hanover Casino has already established itself as a popular entertainment destination for local visitors and is certain to become even more popular thanks to new restaurants – MATCH Eatery & Public House and the Buffet.

Gateway’s brand MATCH Eatery & Public House basically combines a neighbourhood pub with an atmosphere of a sports bar and is an ideal place no matter what the occasion is – a family gathering, or just friend getting together for a drink. The Buffet enhances the whole experience with an extensive menu that includes a wide variety of dishes.

Commenting on the renovation of the casino, Linda McColl General Manager at Gateway Casinos, Playtime Hanover said this was the beginning of a whole new gaming and entertainment experience for Hanover.

She said the Hanover, Bentinick & Brant Agricultural Society had been great partners in this venture making space available to Gateway in the former proposed Carriage Hall banquet facility.

McColl added she wanted to thank Randy Rier from the agricultural society and Rhonda Waechter from the raceway for their help in making this happen, and also thanked Hanover Mayor Sue Paterson and CAO Brian Tocheri for their help and support as well for allowing the company to proceed so quickly.

A Busy Period for the Operator

A couple of months ago, Gateway broke ground of Cascades Casino in Chatham-Kent, whose construction would cost around $36 million. In addition to this, the renowned operator is currently renovating Gateway Point Edward. After the $26 million renovation is completed, the facility will be transformed into the Starlight Casino Point Edward.

Mayor of Hanover, Sue Paterson said the town was excited about Gateway’s growth plans and added she believed the operator couldn’t have picked a better community in which to invest $18 million.

For Bill Walker, MPP, Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, the planned expansion was an important investment that would boost the local economy and create new jobs.

One of the most important aspects of Gateway Casinos’ operations in Ontario is a commitment for responsible gambling, and that’s why all Gateway facilities in the province posses RG Check accreditation. Along with the provincial crown corporation, OLG, Gateway Casinos continues to implement various initiatives related to responsible gambling.