Detailed Review Of Gateway Casinos

Gateway Casinos and Entertainment is one of the largest casino and entertainment companies in Western Canada. It owns and operates twelve casinos in British Columbia and Alberta. The headquarters of the organisation are in Burnaby, British Columbia.

Gateway Casinos has grown from just two facilities to twelve different casinos. Properties include the Grand Villa Casino and Convention Centre Burnaby and Starlight Casino New Westminster among others. The Baccarat and Palace Casinos in Edmonton, and the Newton Bingo in Surrey are also two properties in their stable.

The Company Began In 1992

Gateway Casinos began in 1992, and they have provided management services for casinos in the Greater Vancouver regional District of British Columbia. Later that year Gateway Casinos acquired two casinos in the Vancouver area in the Mandarin Centre of Vancouver’s Chinatown. Their next property was on the top floor of Royal Towers Hotel in New Westminster.

In 1994 Gateway Casinos purchased a third casino which eventually became the Burnaby Casino. That year also saw the relocation of Gateway Casinos from the small premises in the Mandarin Centre to a newly renovated and much bigger site in the same centre. Two years later, Gateway Casinos relocated to expanded premises within the hotel in New Westminster. The Maple Ridge casino ceased operation in 1996, and the operation was opened in the building across from the now Gran d Villa Casino in Burnaby.

Flagship Properties of the Group

In 1990 Gateway Casino acquired the Palace Casino in Edmonton, Alberta, which was renovated, and more than doubled its size. In 2002 Gateway Casinos acquired various more properties in Edmonton as well as the Lake City Casinos. The huge Cascades casino, just minutes away from the US border, was opened in 2005 in Langley, British Columbia, which brought about an advance in in size and significance. The Starlight Casino, with a powerful contemporary design and an Asian flavour, and the Grand Villa Casino with its look and feel of a prosperous Italian villa, were opened in 2007 and 2008 respectively, and are currently operating as Gateway Casino’s flagship properties. In 2015, Gateway Casinos announced its plans to build a brand new casino in the Edmonton Arena district.

The new Cascades Casino Kamloops opened in 2015, a top class gaming and entertainment destination in the heart of Kamloops. The property features a spectacular gaming floor and Gateway’s always stunning restaurants.

Further Acquisitions

Also in 2015, Gateway Casinos acquired Playtime Gambling, including six Playtime locations and all the assets, operations and about three hundred employees. This established the company as one of the largest gaming and entertainment companies in Canada.

Gateway Casinos pride themselves on providing guests with the best possible experience, by offering them am exciting choice of games, dining places, and live entertainment. They are a team of dedicated professionals, who like to keep their casinos fast and fun. All the casinos they operate will give the customer efficient support and assistance whenever it is needed.  They also make sure that in all their casinos, information, whether personal or financial, is kept private and confidential.

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