As part of the 25th anniversary, Gateway has announced a number of community investments and renovations including entering into a community consultation process for a proposed $70 Million local entertainment destination in Delta which will bring up to 700 new jobs. Other recent announcements include renovations at Chances Campbell River and Chances Courtenay where MATCH Eatery & Public House will come to both communities and a $15 Million renovation at Grand Villa Casino Burnaby that will bring up to 75 new jobs and see the introduction of Atlas Steak + Fish. In Ontario, construction has begun on the first Gateway redevelopment in Point Edward, which will be rebranded Starlight Casino featuring a MATCH and The Buffet. Gateway plans to make further investments in southwestern Ontario and new properties in northern Ontario.
Gateway will celebrate its silver anniversary with customers, communities and employees throughout the month of October. With kick-off parties that will feature live entertainment, hot seat draws, prizes and treats – the month of celebrations will include gift days, an enterprise-wide kiosk promotion, 90s themed VIP parties, and themed food and beverage offers. Gateway will round out the festivities by hosting Canada's Largest Slot Tournament. The tournament is scheduled for October 22 at all sites and will feature a day of fun, excitement and a $10,000 prize pool.
GatewayGIVES, its corporate giving and community engagement program, will run a "25 Days of Giving" campaign that will contribute $5,000 to a worthy charity, of the employees' choosing, in each of the communities where Gateway operates. Donations will be made to charities over a 25 day period. At the end of the campaign, GatewayGIVES will have donated a total of $125,000 to the deserving, employee-selected, charities.