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Gateway Casino Sarnia Seeks 60 Staff Members Next Month

Following six years of no gaming action on its premises, Hiawatha Horse Park would very soon welcome slots gaming action powered by Gateway Casinos & Entertainment. The casino operator announced it is looking to hire as many as 60 individuals ready to oversee operation at the gaming location, as they would be needed for operation down the road. A job fair would be held on December 12.

Last week saw the official announcement of preparation work for the future Gateway Casino Sarnia launch. Locals were eager to know more about the slots venue that would return to the vibrant horse racing location and support its future operation both with financial allocations and with an increased number of individuals traveling there.

Staff Members Needed

This positive boost would make Hiawatha Horse Park even more popular than it currently is, but a slots venue opening would also mean more job positions for locals in need of employment. As many as 60 new positions are now available at the revived slots venue, as confirmed by the casino operator. December 12 is about to see the highly-anticipated job fair seeking individuals ready to join the team.

Point Edward’s Sunbridge Hotel & Conference Centre is projected to welcome all enthusiasts on that day between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. This would give them enough time to apply to all positions that interest them and have a comprehensive conversation with their potential employer and managers. Available positions range from positions responsible for the dining offerings part of the premium areas to individuals taking care of all casino patrons upon their entrance.

Moreover, the new location would also need individuals taking care of the surveillance on site, as well as security guards guaranteeing gaming operation runs smoothly. Individuals would also be needed for the proper slots operation in the long run, as slots technicians are an essential part of the gaming location team. In a sense, the job fair is about to seek a wide range of individuals in need of employment.

Gateway Casino Opens by January 31, 2020

Gateway Casino Sarnia is about to welcome back 150 slot machines, which is a far cry from its original 450 devices on site six years ago. However, the new location is expected to make the racetrack even more popular and offer financial help to local horse people. Starlight Casino Point Edward is located some 9km away from the future slots location, but this does not worry Gateway Casinos.

The two locations are overseen by the same casino operator, but they bring a different experience to their patrons, meaning that field cannibalization is not currently on the table. According to the agreement between Gateway Casinos and the host community, city coffers are going to receive 5.25-percent allocations of the first CA$65 million generated by Gateway Casino Sarnia. Increased interest in the horse racing location could mean future expansion on site.

Jim Henderson, owner of the racetrack, recently stated that a hotel tower might be the next step for Hiawatha Horse Park. Moreover, a dining location with premium offerings could complement well food offerings available at the slots venue. Locals are projected to see the official opening ceremony by January 31, 2020.