Having opened on November 23 Playtime Casino Wasaga Beach, operated by Gateway Casinos & Entertainment in Ontario, has so far exceeded expectations.
Robert Mitchell, director, communications and public affairs at Gateway, said footfall at the new casino has been ‘strong and consistent’ since the soft launch.
“Patrons have been very generous in their praise of the facility and the service from staff, most of whom are new employees from the local community,” he said.
The company is now planning its grand opening which will include local dignitaries from the Town of Wasaga, current Mayor Brian Smith and Council, past Mayor Nina Bifolchi and previous Council, senior staff from the town, local chamber of commerce, Simcoe Grey MPP, Brian Saunderson, executives from OLG and the senior leadership team at Gateway Casinos and media.
Mr Mitchel said: “We haven’t landed on a date for the grand opening of Playtime Wasaga Beach. It will likely be timed to coincide with the first MCA cheque to the Town of Wasaga Beach from OLG.
The Playtime Casino Wasaga Beach created 140 new jobs in the community and spans almost 25,000 square feet. It features Gateway’s signature brand restaurant, MATCH Eatery & Public House as well as a large outdoor patio and Arcade Bar on the gaming floor. Gaming enthusiasts can enjoy 250 slots and electronic table games.