The company has said that if all goes as planned and if they receive the necessary permissions from the local council, they would kick start the development and construction work from September, this year.
The new casino will have a 9,290 square meter of built-up area and would host around 900 slot machines along with 40 table games. The company has said that their new project would create 700 new jobs for the locals.
The Gateway Casino and Entertainment also said that the new Starlight Casino project has an expected cost of the CAD 75 million (over USD 56.9 Million). It would also be one of the most expensive casino projects in Ontario, Canada.
According to a report by The London Free Press, Gerry Macartney, the head of London’s Chamber of Commerce, said: “This casino will provide jobs for people who are looking for them.”
Talking about the prospects of the casino’s location, he commented: “Where the 401 and 402 meet, that is at the apex of the busiest trade corridor on the planet. It’s strategically important for them, and us.”
“We really envision London being the hub of the entertainment experience in Southwestern Ontario,” said Carrie Kormos, Gateway’s Chief Marketing and Communications Officer.
“Whether you’re looking for a night out of live entertainment or dining or gambling, we’re going to have lots of options to suit all of those tastes. Many of our restaurants also will be family friendly, which we think is exciting,” she added.