Exciting news in New Hampshire as the Gate City Casino in Nashua is getting ready for the grand opening of its expansion project. The completed expansion will position it as one of the largest charitable gaming venues in the state.
The grand opening is scheduled from Thursday, Oct. 26, to Sunday, Oct. 29. The 95.7 FM WZID radio station will give live coverage of the event from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday.
In August, Delaware North, a hospitality and entertainment company, announced in a news release it was renaming the Boston Billiard Club & Casino to Gate City Casino to honor the city of Nashua. Delaware North acquired the Boston Billiard Club & Casino in October of last year, and ever since then, it has been undergoing different stages of expansion.
In a Delaware North news release, Brian Hansberry, president of the company’s gaming division, said the casino will continue to give back to society by donating a percentage of its proceeds to charity:
“Boston Billiard Club & Casino has been a popular entertainment venue in Nashua since 2000 and is the longest operating charitable casino in the city, contributing more than $15 million to local and state charitable organizations since 2016.”
New Hampshire’s Gate City Casino expansion brings new features
The Gate City Casino expansion included:
- 540 Historic horse racing gaming machines
- A DraftKings Sportsbook
- A new poker room
The DraftKings Sportsbook started operation at the New Hampshire casino in August. It features 12 self-service sports betting kiosks. The space also has TV screens, where patrons can catch games and salvor delicacies from Gate City Casino restaurant and bar.
In the spirit of celebration, the casino is also granting players an opportunity to win $10,000 in cash. For a chance to win players must simply visit the casino’s Lucky North Club kiosk each day during the grand opening event.
Delaware North leaves room for casino’s further expansion
The privately owned hospitality and entertainment company has previously revealed further expansion plans involving relocating the Gate City Casino to its 337-room Sheraton Nashua hotel. Delaware North acquired the hotel at the same time as the casino.
Delaware North hopes to house the casino in its hotel, although accomplishing that will take a couple more years.
“Our vision is to house the casino at the hotel within a couple of years,” Hansberry said. “We want to provide onsite accommodations for casino patrons traveling from greater Boston and the New England region.”