Gateway Casinos & Entertainment announces the Opening of the Cascades Casino in Penticton

– Gateway’s CEO Invites Penticton to Come Play at the Spectacular New Cascades Casino –

Penticton, BC, April 5, 2017 – Gateway Casinos & Entertainment (Gateway) is very excited to open its doors at Cascades Casino Penticton, a first-class gaming and entertainment destination in the heart of Penticton.

Through a substantial investment of over $25 million, Gateway has shown they are fully committed to Penticton and the South Okanagan for years to come. This project helped boost the local economy during construction with increased purchasing and use of local suppliers and businesses. Construction alone has generated 200 person-years of employment.
Cascades Casino Penticton has resulted in an additional 150 new permanent jobs, bringing their existing team of local employees to over 300 people.

Located at the South Okanagan Events Centre (SOEC), the new Cascades Casino Penticton features 45,000 square feet of premium entertainment space where friends can come have a delicious dinner, take in a show, and enjoy a great selection of slots and table games.

With “Play” as the design inspiration, Cascades truly is entertainment redefined. Offering an array of dining and entertainment options to suit any taste; featuring the first rooftop patio at Gateway’s signature MATCH Eatery & Public House.

Over 500 community members and leaders were invited for a grand opening ceremony, hosted by Canadian actress and comedian Ellie Harvie, followed by a larger celebration with customers. Kicking off during the night’s festivities, and continuing until April 30th, GatewayGIVES – Gateway’s community and charitable program – is proud to fundraise for the YES Project, the official charity for the grand opening.

Cascades Casino will offer guests exciting player promotions, contests and dining specials throughout the facility. The Cascades of Cash promotion will kick off on April 5th , where you could instantly win $1,000,000, just by swiping your Encore Rewards card; opening day Hot Seat Draws every half hour on slots & table games – Win up to $100 in Free Play & Chips; and Play & Win for up to $500 Uspin Free Play – until 10pm; Play Race to Win for your chance to drive away in a new Ford Mustang GT.


“As a long-time member of the Penticton business community we are very excited to open the doors to this $25 million entertainment destination. I know this new facility will be a valuable and exciting addition to the South Okanagan Events Centre complex that will provide patrons an experience that is second to none.” – Tony Santo, CEO, Gateway Casinos & Entertainment

“It’s a first-class facility and a fantastic addition to the City. On the economic side, it was a $25 million dollar construction job, staff doubling in size to over 300 jobs, and $100 million in host city revenues over the next 40 years. It also creates an entertainment hub in the area by providing some exciting dining and entertainment options for anyone heading off to the SOEC or the Convention Centre”– Andrew Jakubeit, Mayor of Penticton

“I’m thrilled to welcome Cascades Casino Penticton to the SOEC complex. This substantial investment in our city demonstrates a commitment to Penticton and surrounding area that goes far beyond its economic benefits. Cascades is not only dedicated to generating jobs and increasing revenue to the city but also to the creation of unique entertainment experiences that can only be found in Penticton.” – Dan Ashton, MLA Penticton

“The new Cascades Casino Penticton reflects BCLC’s long-held vision to provide Penticton residents and visitors with exceptional gambling and entertainment amenities. In addition to exciting entertainment options, the casino will also benefit the local community by creating new jobs and providing increased revenue for community programs.” – Jim Lightbody, CEO, British Columbia Lottery Corporation


  • Cascades Penticton will employ over 300 people, which creates more than 150 new positions for people in the community. All new employees started customer service training in March. During construction, almost 200 construction jobs were created.
  • The new 45,000 square foot property will offer guests more dining and entertainment options, including two restaurants and space for live entertainment. The 32,500 square foot gaming floor offers 400 slot machines and 11 table games.
  • MATCH Eatery & Public House has combined the welcoming and social traditions of a neighborhood pub, with the high-energy of a lively sports bar; The Buffet is an occasion to indulge in a feast for your senses. An ever-changing menu highlights cuisine from around the globe and serves up something for every age and every appetite.
  • Gateway Casinos & Entertainment operates 26 gaming properties, over 6,155 employees, 9,882 slots machines, 286 tables, 47 restaurants and 1,000 hotel rooms.
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About BCLC

BCLC conducts and manages gambling on behalf of the Province of British Columbia and contracts with private sector service providers, such as Gateway Casinos and Entertainment, for the operation of casino gaming in BC. Over 31 years, BCLC has generated more than $19 billion for the Province to support provincial, municipal and community programs.

By |2017-10-13T19:27:12+00:00April 5th, 2017|Newsroom|