In Canada, casino operator Gateway Casinos and Entertainment Limited has unveiled a plan that will see it spend approximately $28.2 million in order to build the new Cascades Casino Chatham in the southwestern Ontario community of Chatham-Kent.

Burnaby-based Gateway Casinos and Entertainment Limited is responsible for over 20 casinos spread across a trio of Canadian provinces and explained last week that the coming Ontario venue will offer in excess of 300 slots as well as ten gaming tables alongside its signature The Buffet and Match Eatery and Public House restaurant brands.

The Canadian casino operator furthermore detailed that construction on the new Chatham-Kent venue is expected to start later in the spring in advance of a planned opening in the middle of next year.

“The proposed $28.2 million investment in Chatham-Kent will bring not only up to 200 new jobs to the area when we open but millions in economic spin-offs throughout construction,” read a March 28 statement from Tony Santo, Chief Executive Officer for Gateway Casino and Entertainment. “We look forward to breaking ground on this state-of-the-art entertainment destination.”

Gateway Casinos and Entertainment Limited already operates three Cascades Casino-branded venues in the British Columbian communities of Kamloops, Penticton and Langley. The operator also declared that the debut of its Cascades Casino Chatham will necessitate the closing of its nearby Gateway Casinos Dresden property.

Last month saw Gateway Casinos and Entertainment Limited pocket around $376.1 million after inking a lease-back deal for a trio of its Vancouver-area properties. The operator stated that its investment in the coming Chatham-Kent development joins the just over $20 million it is spending to transform Sarnia’s Gateway Casinos Point Edward into the Starlight Casino Point Edward, while it has moreover recently proposed expanding its nearby Gateway Casinos Hanover venue.