Playtime Casino Wasaga Beach launches in Ontario, Canada

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The new Playtime Casino in Wasaga Beach, Ontario, officially opened its doors to the general public last week, welcoming dignitaries and VIP guests as its parent company, Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited, expands its reach across Canada.

The $34.3 million project has been in the works as far back as 2012 when the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation called for host operators in the region. The 25,000-square-foot property boasts of a gaming floor containing 250 slot machines and electronic gaming tables. These are all monitored with facial-recognition surveillance.

Other non-gaming side attractions there are the Match Eatery and Public House, Gateway’s signature family-friendly restaurant, an arcade bar and a spacious outside patio equipped with heaters and a roof for wintertime outside dining.

The company employs around 90 Wasaga Beach locals out of the 140 job roles created with the launch. The new employees have all been trained at the company’s Innisfil branch in line with the standards of the company.

“Gateway is very excited and pleased to be opening the new Playtime Casino here in Wasaga Beach,” stated Grant Darling, Senior Vice President of Operations at Gateway Casinos Ontario.

“The new casino represents a significant investment in the future of Wasaga Beach creating 140 new jobs, operating a year-round entertainment attraction for both visitors and local residents of the Wasaga Beach community.”​

The Wasaga Beach casino is now open to guests 19 years and older all week. Sundays to Thursdays have a 10am to 2am opening time, while Fridays and Saturdays run from 10am to 4am.

Gateway Casinos & Entertainment continues to gain a stronger foothold in the Canadian gambling market. Presently, the company has 15 casinos in British Columbia, two in Alberta and 13 in Ontario.