News clips – Wasaga Beach casino announcement
Lack of transparency on casino project
Smith: Casino announcement good news for Wasaga Beach
News release from Wasaga Beach
Mayor Brian Smith is pleased to announce that Gateway Casinos and Entertainment Ltd. will build a casino and entertainment complex in Wasaga Beach.
Mayor Smith made the announcement this afternoon. Where the casino will be situated in town must still be determined.
“This is absolutely delightful news for our community,” Mayor Smith said. “Our team at town hall has worked diligently with Gateway the last four to five months to ensure Wasaga Beach was the chosen location for a casino. I want to thank everyone for all of the hard work that went into this project and I want to welcome Gateway to Wasaga Beach, the greatest waterfront small town in the world.”
Mayor Smith said he is grateful Gateway has chosen to invest in the community and he is excited about the job opportunities the casino will create for local residents.
“We anticipate around 400 well-paying jobs due to the casino and that is fantastic news for people who live in Wasaga Beach,” he said. “I am also excited by the fact our town can expect a dependable revenue stream from the casino, anywhere from $1.5-mllion to $2-million annually. For a town that is already in superb financial shape, the additional revenue from the casino is icing on the cake.”
Additional property tax revenue from the casino is another positive for the municipality, Mayor Smith said.
“We look forward to having the casino in our town and we are excited about the fact it will draw thousands of new visitors to our community each year,” he added. “Wasaga Beach is well known for its beautiful waterfront and soon it will be synonymous with great gaming and fantastic entertainment.”
Casino coming to Wasaga Beach
CTV Barrie October 11, 2018
The shores of southern Georgian Bay will soon be home to a casino and entertainment complex.
In a release on Thursday, Wasaga Beach Mayor Brian Smith announced, “Our team at town hall has worked diligently with Gateway the last four to five months to ensure Wasaga Beach was the chosen location for a casino.”
There are five possible locations under consideration in the town for the casino to be built. Town council will hold a vote once Gateway Casinos and Entertainment submits a preferred location.
Wasaga Beach Lands A Casino
Bayshore Broadcasting by Catherine Thompson October 12 2018
A casino is coming to Wasaga Beach.
The town has announced that Gateway Casinos and Entertainment Ltd. has chosen Wasaga Beach as the site for a casino in our area.
The company was choosing between Wasaga Beach and Collingwood for the place to build a slot machine gaming centre.
A location in town for the 45,000 square foot casino must still be decided.
A news release issued by the town states that around 400 jobs will be created and the town will receive a revenue stream and property tax revenue from the casino.
The casino will have upwards of 300 slot machines.