Casino Officially Unveils Spectacular $15 Million Renovation
With 10 Days of Offers and Giveaways for Customers
Burnaby, BC – Grand Villa Burnaby, Gateway Casinos & Entertainment (Gateway) flagship property, is celebrating its 10th anniversary with 10 days of celebrations with customers and community and a look back on a successful decade as one of the province’s most successful casino resorts.
Grand Villa is Gateway’s most premium brand, Grand Villa Burnaby was the first to feature this brand with the highest level of fit and finish with décor and design inspired by the casual-sophistication of an Italian Villa. Following a two-year build and an original investment of $180 million, Grand Villa Burnaby officially opened its’ doors to the public on November 5th, 2008.
To mark the 10th anniversary, the property has undergone a spectacular renovation including an expansion and refresh of the gaming floor with new VIP and poker rooms, the addition of Gateway’s signature food and beverage brands Atlas Steak + Fish and Chow Lucky Noodle Bar, as well as Villa Bistro. The Delta Hotels Burnaby Conference Centre, adjacent to the Grand Villa Casino, also received a complete refresh of 189 hotel rooms and convention public spaces.
“With a $15 million investment, we now offer an incomparable gaming experience featuring 1,200 slots, 64 table games, and 11 poker tables in our newly renovated property. This has given us an increased capacity allowing for greater visitation and with a total of nine dining options and restaurants, we are able to provide a more well rounded and elevated experience to all of our guests,” said Rowland England, Gateway’s Vice President of Operations BC West.
England added “One of the main reasons for Grand Villa’s continued success over the last ten years is the team members who work here. Both front line and back of house, they have a pride in their workplace which translates through to their exceptional customer service and as a 24 hour a day operation, it’s what keeps the property going.”
As the host municipality, The City of Burnaby has benefited by receiving a share of the net gaming revenue from Grand Villa Casino. In fiscal 2017/2018 the city received $11.7 million from revenue generated by the casino. Much of these funds are used for a variety of capital projects throughout the city.
“Gateway Casinos & Entertainment, the operators of Grand Villa Casino Hotel & Conference Centre are an excellent corporate partner with the City of Burnaby and have been for the past ten years,” said Councillor Paul McDonell. “Their recent re-investment into the property shows their commitment to our City and to providing a world-class entertainment destination for members of, and visitors to our community. I could not be happier to have such a company working within my city.”
Through GatewayGives, the company’s charitable giving and community engagement program, Grand Villa Burnaby donates to local charitable and non-profit organisations throughout Burnaby, which totals more than $500,000 over the last decade going to worthy causes such as the Burnaby Hospice Society, Burnaby Family Life, Burnaby Hospital Foundation, Burnaby Firefighter Charitable Society, Greater Vancouver Food Bank, Rotary Coats for Kids, and CKNW Kids Fund.
Calendar of Anniversary Celebrations
Thursday November 1
• Celebrations kick off with formal proceedings from Rowland England and Councillor Paul McDonnel
followed by cake from 2pm – 3pm at the Centro Waterfall
• Entertainment (Elvis and Showgirls) from 2pm – 4pm
• Cake from 6pm – 7pm at the Centro Waterfall
Friday November 2
• $10 Free Play
Saturday November 3
• $10 off the Buffet (dinner) 4pm – 9pm
Sunday November 4
• $10 off (with min spend of $15 on food only) at Alpina from 4pm – 9pm
Monday November 5
• $10 off Chow (of any entrée purchases) from 1pm-4pm
Tuesday November 6
• $10 off Personas with a purchase of an entrée – all day
Wednesday November 7
• Spin the wheel from 2pm – 6pm for F&B prizes, Free Play and Swag
Thursday November 8
• Hot seat draws (slots)
Friday November 9
• Hot seat draws
Saturday November 10
• $1,000 Giveaway and 10 x $100 Free Play, 3pm Draw
About Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited
Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited (“Gateway”) is one of the largest and most diversified gaming and entertainment companies in Canada. Across its 26 gaming properties in British Columbia, Ontario and Edmonton, Alberta, Gateway currently employs approximately 8,600 people and boasts approximately 429 table games (including 48 poker tables), 13,818 slots, 82 restaurants and bars and 561 hotel rooms. As the new service provider for the Central Gaming Bundle in Ontario, Gateway recently added two new properties and one new planned build in Wasaga Beach to its portfolio. A multi-pronged growth strategy has seen Gateway diversify and expand its product offering, including developing proprietary casino and restaurant brands, dramatically improving the gaming customer experience while attracting new customers. Some of Gateway’s proprietary brands include Match Eatery & Public House, Atlas Steak + Fish and the new Halley’s Club. In 2017, Gateway celebrated 25 years in the business of gaming and entertainment in Canada. Further information is available at www.gatewaycasinos.com.
Gateway Casinos & Entertainment:
Manager, Public Relations