CTV News has learned that in anticipation of possible appeal delays with the Kingsway Entertainment District, developer Dario Zulich has a temporary backup plan.

Zulich has a bid in to buy the nearby Chateau Guay Motel and Restaurant, and is offering to build a basic and small casino there for Gateway.

The developer says it's a way for Gateway Casinos to have something to move to when its lease expires at Sudbury Downs in April of 2020.

Gateway says it's looking at a number of options

The company issued a statement to CTV, saying:

"Gateway is committed to building a new casino and entertainment complex in the City of Sudbury and bringing jobs and investment to the community."