Gateway continues to build on its success as a proven Canadian gaming and entertainment provider and industry leading employer
Kamloops, British Columbia, February 13, 2015 – Gateway Casinos & Entertainment (Gateway) announces the appointment of the senior management team for the New Cascades Casino opening in Kamloops Summer 2015.
“This is an exciting project for Gateway” said Tony Santo, CEO “we are thrilled to be bringing a premier gaming and entertainment venue to such a thriving city as Kamloops.”
Dale Manaj has been promoted to General Manager. Dale has over 15 years of extensive operations and hospitality experience. He is a Red Seal Certified chef and is coming to Kamloops from the position of Food & Beverage Manager for the Gateway Casino operations in Alberta. “It was imperative that this property have strong hospitality experience within its leadership and Dale brings with him a full spectrum of experience in the industry,” says Jerry Pokorny, Executive General Manager, Okanagan Properties.
Toni Corrigan has taken on the role of Casino Manager and will be working closely with Dale to position this new property as the number one entertainment destination in Kamloops. Toni has worked with Gateway for 21 years and has held many positions within the organization during her tenure. Toni is currently working towards achieving her Bachelor of Commerce degree at Thompson Rivers University. This education along with the many years of casino operations experience make her the best candidate to manage the expanded gaming operations that this new facility will have.
Rounding out the Senior Management Team for the new Cascades Casino is Christian Ranier, who has been promoted to the position of Controller. Christian holds both a Certified Professional Accountant and Certified General Accountant designation. She has worked with Gateway Casinos since 2011 as the Senior Accountant for several Gateway properties. “Christian’s strong financial background will ensure this new property operates as efficiently and as profitably as possible. And that is what’s needed to sustain and grow our business” says Pokorny.
“This team brings valuable Hospitality and Gaming experience from a wide variety of properties and are very well versed in the complexities of the industry and what it takes to be successful” said Mr. Santo.