Kamloops casino expansion still planned
Discussions on expansion at Lake City Casinos are progressing, said Michael Graydon, chief executive officer for the B.C. Lottery Corporation (BCLC).
With his agency involved once an agreement is reached — BCLC must approve any proposal — Graydon said he understands talks “are moving at a positive direction.”
He said the $2 million in renovations done at Hotel 540 last year was “a substantial investment” that can be built on in future development. Renovations included new carpeting and wall treatments, new slot stools and electrionic roulette, as well as adding a secure, heated smoking area.
Gateway Casinos, which runs the gambling establishment, announced plans to build a new 45,000-square-foot casino at the location, but those plans were put on hold in 2010.
Graydon said any expansion will include food-service options and, likely, an extension of entertainment facilities, as are found at other Gateway casinos in the province.