South Huron Council Supports Casinos in Grand Bend Area

Grand Bend OntarioThis week, the municipality of South Huron declared its support for a casino gaming facility in the Grand Bend area. The South Huron council further authorized its municipal staff to commence deliberations with government officials and members of the gaming industry.

If all goes well for the South Huron council, the Grand Bend area could be home to a casino one day. The council recently passed a motion in support of a casino gaming centre in the Grand Bend area.

The community of Grand Bend is located in Lambton Shores; however, there are various Grand Bend area attractions like Dark Horse Estate Winery, Grand Bend Motorplex, Huron Country Playhouse and Oakwood Inn Resort located in neighboring South Huron.

In a historic vote, the councillors of South Huron unanimously voted in favour of a casino-style gaming facility in the municipality. The motion orders staff members of the municipality to begin deliberations with the gambling industry and government officials to evaluate the feasibility of this kind of development.

Mayor George Finch released a statement to the press saying that South Huron is an established that attracts tens of thousands of visitors every year. He continues to say that his municipality will continue to work very closely with neighboring municipalities and partners to explore any ideas that grow the regional tourism economy.

Chief administrative officer, Dan Best submitted a report to the council and in his report; he describes South Huron as the best part of Grand Bend. This preliminary branding of Grand Bend as it appears today could lead to the area becoming the South Huron Entertainment District.

If you can picture a casino in Grand Bend then your vision may just be nearing its manifestation. The discussions that have been flagged by the South Huron council to happen between gaming bodies and government officials seek to establish whether there is mutual interest in building a casino in Grand Bend.

In a press release, the South Huron council highlighted their vision of the gaming facility by saying that the casino would include everything from gaming tables, slot machines together with a hotel and restaurants. Due to the tens of thousands of tourists that visit the area, this gaming facility is likely to generate so much revenue for the town. This is likely to make it a gambling hotspot.

It is the belief of the South Huron councilors that having a casino in Grand Bend would complement the already existing tourist attractions. Casino expansion has been an ongoing quest in Canadian provinces, and Grand Bend is one of the towns that is yearning for this kind of development. Regular allocations derived from the gambling revenue could also be used for various projects across the community and its general improvement.

Some larger casino operators and developers could express interest in building the casino due to the environmental potential of the area. Thousands of people make their way to Lake Huron because of its beauty and this makes it one of the hottest spots in the area. In addition, the area is home to many premium beaches that are heated during summertime and extreme sports activities like skydiving and paddleboarding. This is bound to attract them to the casino.

Currently, the region has three gambling venues that enjoy steady customer flow. They include the OLG slots; Gateway Casinos London Jackpot City bingo hall and they are located at a fairly safe distance. This means that the casino at Grand Bend will enjoy a steady customer flow as well because there is no risk of cannibalization of the local gambling field.

Last Updated: April 28, 2019