Over the past 18 years, the Festival of Giving has evolved into one of Chatham-Kent’s most premiere events, annually attracting over 1,100 guests and volunteers, hundreds of auction items, and raising on average 5,000 annually.
“It’s nice just to go in and wander around and watch the people and have a nice restaurant to go into to eat,” she said.
“That’s a plus.” Located at the corner of Richmond Street and Keil Drive South, the 45,280 square foot facility is home to Match Eatery, which has an outdoor patio and live music on the weekends.
There is also a full buffet inside that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The gaming floor features over 300 slots, 10 table games, a bar and has a capacity for 700 people.
Heather Holland, a Thunder Bay resident, was one of the out-of-towners who came to support the opening.
She said she’s impressed with how it all came together. “Nice and clean and lots of fun.” Although it was mainly adults walking through the door on Tuesday, Mitchell said what makes Cascades Casino stand out from other casinos, is that the restaurants inside the facility are family-friendly.Construction began on the million project just over a year ago on July 5, 2018.Rob Mitchell, director of communications and public affairs with Gateway Casinos and Entertainment Limited, said for the last few weeks, he has been hearing from people who were excited about the opening “My phone has been ringing.Mitchel promises even more excitement for the grand opening date.“We hope to have some special guests on hand, we will have some special promotions to accompany that, we’ll certainly have live entertainment.“The soft opening, basically we want to work out all the bugs, test out all the equipment, familiarize ourself, get the sense of customer patterns, get the impact from the customers…