There was news circling that a new Gateway Casino premises will make its way to North Bay. It is not news anymore or rumors, it is official. There is a brand new casino development by Gateway Casino that is coming to North Bay. According to the Mayor of North Bay, Al McDonald, the region is ready to welcome the new development. It is going to ensure a continuous and a steady stream of income for the North Bay residents. The development by Gateway casino means that North Nay is finally going to get its first casino and you can feel the excitements in the air.
The journey that led to the new casino in North Bay has not been without quite a share of challenges. The proposed site of this new development is going to be on Pinewood Park Drive on the southeast direction, in the vicinity of Nipissing Junction. For those who have been following the news will remember that not so long ago, there were news and reports that the area is home to an endangered species. The endangered species is the Blanding’s Turtles.
The company behind the new casino, Gateway Casinos, and Entertainment has recently announced that it is not planning to bulldoze anyone into the Yes-Nod. The operator also added that instead, it would like to enter into negotiations with the Natural Resources and Forestry ministry. These talks aim to discuss and determine the impact scope of the development on the turtle life that lives in that region. After hours and days of discussions and negotiations, the decision is through, and that decision approves of the constructions. The constructions may begin without any delays, and it is going to occur on the 7.3-acre land that is near Highway 11. The decision also highlighted the fact that the constructions are not going to have any significant repercussions for the resident turtle community with its endangered species in the region.
The community of the regions is going to benefit significantly from this new development. The reason behind that is the fact that this development is a part of a big scale modernization process of gaming venues that the provinces are currently implementing. These provinces include British Columbia and Ontario. The new construction is going to create plenty of temp jobs, but that is not all. As the entertainment casino venues are going to hire a perm staff to manage and run its operations. That is not all, as aside from the many job opportunities, casinos also have to allocate a portion of the profits towards local communities. Therefore, it is clear that the local community is going to benefit from the new development in many different ways. The construction is expected to begin in 2020 and will last for about 12 months. Therefore the casino is going to open its doors by the end of next year.
Bonnie Trelane is a professional author with a background in igaming and modeling. Bonnie plays Blackjack at many of the prominent casinos in the U.S. and has a fondness for Caesars owned casinos.