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Gate City Casino completes expansion with 540 HHR gaming machines, new poker room, DraftKings Sportsbook

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NASHUA, N.H. (Oct. 24, 2023) – Gate City Casino in Nashua, N.H., today celebrated the completion of its expanded charitable gaming venue – now one of the largest gaming destinations in New Hampshire – with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Delaware North, the global hospitality and entertainment company that owns and operates Gate City Casino, formerly Boston Billiard Club, expanded the casino into adjacent space at 55 Northeastern Blvd. to accommodate 540 historic horse racing (HHR) gaming machines, a new poker room and new retail DraftKings Sportsbook, which opened in August.

After acquiring the casino in October 2022, Delaware North added about 150 HHR machines by year’s end, another 150 this spring and summer, and the balance of the 540 since August.  

“We are so proud of the transformation and expansion of Gate City Casino into a full-scale regional gaming and entertainment destination with the largest number of HHR gaming machines in the state, a new 15-table poker room and a DraftKings Sportsbook to complement its 19 table games, restaurant and sports bar,” said Brian Hansberry, president of Delaware North’s gaming division. “We also operate the nearby Sheraton Nashua, a beautiful hotel that makes weekend and other visits to Gate City Casino from throughout New Hampshire and Greater Boston highly convenient.”

Hansberry said that with the expansion, Delaware North now employs about 300 people in Nashua – about 215 at the casino and 85 at the hotel – contributing to the local and state economy. The expansion also means more funding for charitable organizations. Gate City Casino is the longest standing charitable casino in Nashua, contributing more than $15 million to local and state charitable organizations since 2016.

The new DraftKings Sportsbook – the fourth DraftKings retail sportsbook location to open in the state – features 12 self-service sports betting kiosks and an over-the-counter window for patrons to place wagers. The space includes multiple television screens to watch sporting events with food and beverage service only a few steps away at Gate City Casino’s restaurant and sports bar.

“We’re thrilled to be a part of Gate City Casino’s expansion, giving customers more exciting offerings to enjoy,” said Michael Kibort, Sr. Director, Retail Sportsbook at DraftKings. “Since opening our DraftKings Sportsbook in August, the reception from fans has been very positive and we look forward to welcoming more visitors to this retail location for years to come.”

“The addition of the retail DraftKings Sportsbook adds yet another entertainment element to Gate City Casino and a brand that our patrons are already embracing,” Hansberry said.

He said Delaware North will continue to work toward a longer-term move of Gate City Casino to the 337-room Sheraton Nashua hotel, which the company acquired last October along with the casino.

Caption: Celebrating the grand opening of the expanded Gate City Casino on Oct. 24 in Nashua, N.H., are (left to right) Andrew Gentile, general manager, Gate City Casino; Brian Smith, assistant general manager, Gate City Casino; Krista Thomas, senior director of gaming partnerships, DraftKings; David Frankhouser, chief operating officer, Delaware North’s gaming division; Nashua Mayor Jim Donchess; John Conforti, chief compliance officer, New Hampshire Lottery; Mike Alpferberg, president, United Way of Greater Nashua; and Erica Thoits, director of community relations, CASA New Hampshire.

About Gate City Casino

Gate City Casino, formerly Boston Billiard Club & Casino, in Nashua, N.H., offers a variety of well-known casino games, including 19 table games featuring roulette and Spanish 21, and a 15-table poker room that regularly hosts tournaments that draw players from throughout New England. The casino has added 540 historical horse racing (HHR) gaming machines, which look and operate much like other gaming machines, as well as the Lucky North players reward club and a DraftKings sportsbook. The spacious venue also offers a restaurant and sports bar with several large-screen televisions, outdoor beer garden with fire pits and space for cornhole and other outdoor games.

Gate City Casino is conveniently located at 55 Northeastern Blvd. in Nashua near U.S. Route 3 and only minutes from greater Boston. As a charitable gaming facility in New Hampshire, Gate City Casino contributes a substantial portion of all daily gaming proceeds to local nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations. Gate City Casino is owned and operated by Delaware North, a global leader in the hospitality and entertainment industry. Delaware North also owns and operates the Sheraton Nashua hotel in conjunction with the casino. Learn more at and connect with Gate City Casino on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.