Gateway Casinos & Entertainment wants to go above and beyond when it comes to its casino offerings and this is an approach evident by its ongoing expansion across the province of Ontario. August 8 was eyed as the day of the official launch ceremony of its latest casino complex in Chatham that cost some CA$36 million to its developer.
Cascades Casino Chatham is here to transform the gaming scene of Chatham-Kent and attract a crowd. Casino opening ceremonies are always a riveting event to attend, but they are also really meaningful for the host community, as they open a new chapter of its development.
Cascades Casino Chatham is about to change the way Chatham develops and the economy is projected to see a bump. Gaming revenue of the new casino complex is going to guarantee regular allocations to the city coffer, as a percentage would be reinvested in the community.
August 8 Brings Launch Ceremony
Cascades Casino Chatham saw its soft opening on July 16, as the management needed to take the pulse of the local community and the number of people willing to make their way there. In the meantime, the casino venue was preparing with last checkups and twitches to the gaming devices available on site. About three weeks later, the official launch ceremony took place.
As many as six days of live celebration is going to commemorate the official opening of this gaming complex, a gathering that attracted local officials to the likes of Chatham-Kent Mayor Darrin Canniff, Chatham-Kent Leamington MPP Rick Nicholls, and Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation Chief Operating Officer Lori Sullivan. In order to make the celebrations even more exciting, Mr. Sullivan had some financial support to offer.
Gateway Casinos Dresden saw its last day of operation mid-July, as its employees are now relocated to the new casino in Chatham, but its gaming revenue allocation has to support the community. Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation’s COO presented the Mayor with a cheque amounting to CA$884,638 generated over 2019 fiscal year.
Friday Brings Celebrities on Site
The excitement of the community and neighboring ones have already been evident and over the past weeks, more and more people have made their way there. Rob Mitchell, Gateway Casinos Director of Communications and Public Affairs, made it clear that the progressively increasing number of individuals making their way to the casino complex has been a pleasant surprise for the management.
Celebrities to the likes of Calgary Flames defenseman T.J. Brodie and Montreal Canadiens forward Max Domi are expected to make an appearance for a meet and greet this Friday, making the Match Eatery one of the hotspots in town. Locals will have the chance to meet them between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Local charities usually benefit from gaming operation and Cascades Casino Chatham’s launch makes no exception.
Sales of selected food and beverage items at the new casino would benefit the Chatham-Kent Hospice Foundation up until September 6. The new independent casino complex was built from scratch and comes with 300 slots and 10 table games, as well as two signature restaurants.