Mission to be home to new Playtime Casino

Mission to be home to new Playtime Casino

Facility will include slots, two dining options and more

Casinos and gambling were the main topics of conversation at last week’s Mission Regional Chamber of Commerce luncheon as representatives from the B.C. Lottery Corporation and Gateway Casino were on hand.

Tanya Gabara of Gateway Casinos said the company currently has 27 properties, including Chances Mission, making them one of the largest Canadian gaming operations.

The Mission location is one of the smaller gaming centres.

“We are a very small operation, 15,000 square feet with just 38 employees and one teeny tiny dining option,” said Gabara.

However, plans are in place to move and rebrand the Chances.

“We are going to build a full service entertainment destination here in Mission. Not just for the people who live in Mission, but for those who we want to come and visit Mission,” she said.

The new facility will be located at the Outlook Village Development at Wren Street and Lougheed Highway.

It was decided to move the old chances because there were “no more renovation or redevelopment opportunities” at the current location.

According to Gabara, the new site will offer 30,000 square feet of entertainment, doubling the current footprint.

“We are thrilled to announce for the first time that the brand that we’ve chosen for this property is our playtime casino brand. So it will be called Playtime Casino Mission. We feel that this is the best brand for this community. It’s our neighbourly brand, it’s meant to feel comfortable and inviting.”

It will be the second one of its kind in B.C.

“It’s very bright, it’s vibrant, I think it’s a fun brand because it’s very comfortable,” she said.

However, it won’t just be a casino. It will also have two of Gateway Casino’s signature dining establishments – the Buffet and Match Eatery and Public House.

Match will also have a small stage for entertainment purposes.

“It can accommodate anything from a solo guitar player to a DJ, to a three or four piece band or even comedy nights.”

At this time, Gabara said it has not been determined if the casino portion will consist of slots or slots and table games. However she said more announcements are coming in the future.

Gateway is investing $14 million in capital costs to create the new facility and estimate it will create 100 new jobs in the area.

 

Mission to be home to new Playtime Casino

Mission to be home to new Playtime Casino

Mission to be home to new Playtime Casino

Just Posted

Cpl. Scott MacLeod and Police Service Dog Jago. Jago was killed in the line of duty on Thursday, June 17. (RCMP)
Abbotsford police, RCMP grieve 4-year-old service dog killed in line of duty

Jago killed by armed suspect during ‘high-risk’ incident in Alberta

Kalyn Head, seen here on June 4, 2021, will be running 100 kilometres for her “birthday marathon” fundraiser on July 23. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Woman’s 100-km birthday marathon from Chilliwack to Abbotsford will benefit Special Olympics B.C.

Kalyn Head hopes run raises awareness, advocates for inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities

Missing Abbotsford man Adam Hobbs was found deceased on Thursday evening (June 17).
Body of missing Abbotsford man Adam Hobbs found

Hobbs was reported missing Monday after leaving his job site in Langley

UFV athletes were honoured for their strength and perseverance during the pandemic. (UFV photo)
Fraser Valley athletes recognized in year without sports

UFV Cascades athletes honoured for strength shown during the pandemic

web
Mission students hold rally, say everyone welcome at school

Ecole Christine Morrison Elementary School hosted an Anti-Racism Day on June 15

Marco Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship during a press conference in Ottawa on Thursday, May 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Canada to welcome 45,000 refugees this year, says immigration minister

Canada plans to increase persons admitted from 23,500 to 45,000 and expedite permanent residency applications

Emily Steele holds up a collage of her son, 16-year-old Elijah-Iain Beauregard who was stabbed and killed in June 2019, outside of Kelowna Law Courts on June 18. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Kelowna woman who fatally stabbed teen facing up to 1.5 years of jail time

Her jail sentence would be followed by an additional one to 1.5 years of supervision

The George Road wildfire near Lytton, B.C., has grown to 250 hectares. (BC Wildfire Service)
B.C. drone sighting halts helicopters fighting 250 hectares of wildfire

‘If a drone collides with firefighting aircraft the consequences could be deadly,’ says BC Wildfire Service

A dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is pictured at a vaccination site in Vancouver Thursday, March 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
NACI advice to mix vaccines gets varied reaction from AstraZeneca double-dosers

NACI recommends an mRNA vaccine for all Canadians receiving a second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine

A aerial view shows the debris going into Quesnel Lake caused by a tailings pond breach near the town of Likely, B.C., Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Updated tailings code after Mount Polley an improvement: B.C. mines auditor

British Columbia’s chief auditor of mines has found changes to the province’s requirements for tailings storage facilities

A North Vancouver man was arrested Friday and three police officers were injured after a 10-person broke out at English Bay on June 19, 2021. (Youtube/Screen grab)
Man arrested, 3 police injured during 10-person brawl at Vancouver beach

The arrest was captured on video by bystanders, many of whom heckled the officers as they struggled with the handcuffed man

Surrey Fire Service battled a dock fire along the Fraser River late Friday night (June 18). It was on Musqueam Drive, near Industrial Road, around 10:45 p.m. (Photo: Shane MacKichan)
VIDEO: Fire engulfs pier on Surrey side of the Fraser River

Dock has reportedly been unused for a long time

People in Metro Vancouver can expect to experience a short wave of heat just in time for Father’s Day, according to Environment Canada. (Black Press Media files)
Short-lived heatwave headed for Metro Vancouver this weekend

Temperatures are expected to be up to 10 degrees higher than average Sunday and Monday

Most Read