Gateway responds to Sudbury’s anti-casino lobby allegations

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"It's a much safer place to gamble, if you're going to gamble, than sitting online in your basement or on your smartphone."

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While Fortin's arguments against the casino were mainly from the economic standpoint, others at the Wednesday meeting, including Cathy Orlando and No Casino Sudbury founder Ruby Lougheed Yawney, were more concerned with the social aspects associated with a casino.

But Robert Mitchell, director of communications and public affairs with Gateway Casinos, said despite Fortin's claims, the casino operator has done a detailed market analysis of Northern Ontario and believes the attraction will draw from a much larger population base than what Fortin's numbers suggest.

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