History of Gateway


Celebrating 20 Successful Years in the Canadian Gaming Industry


Starting in 1992, Gateway Casinos has provided operational services for casinos in the Greater Vancouver Regional District of British Columbia. In April of 1992, Gateway Casinos acquired two casino operations in the Vancouver area: a 5,000 square foot facility on the second floor of the Mandarin Centre in Vancouver’s Chinatown and a smaller 4,000 square foot operation on the top floor of the Royal Towers Hotel in New Westminster, BC. Read More >

In March of 1994, Gateway Casinos purchased a third casino, located in Maple Ridge, British Columbia with the intention of relocation in the future, which ultimately became Gateway’s Burnaby Casino.

June of 1994 saw the Gateway relocation of the Vancouver casino from the small premises on the second floor of the Mandarin Centre to newly renovated premises in the same building. At this time, Mandarin Centre was the largest casino in British Columbia. In January 1996, Gateway Casinos relocated its operation in New Westminster from the top floor to expanded premises within the hotel.

Gateway Casinos ceased operating the casino in Maple Ridge in November 1996. The new operation was opened on the second floor of the parkade across from the now Grand Villa Casino in Burnaby, British Columbia.

November 1999 saw the Gateway acquisition of the Palace Casino in Edmonton, Alberta where an extensive renovation which more than doubled the size of the facility, was substantially completed in October 2001.

The year 2002 was pivotal for Gateway due to the acquisition of the Baccarat Casino in Edmonton, Alberta, in June and the August purchase of the Lake City Casinos in Penticton, Kelowna, Kamloops and Vernon.

In 2005 Gateway Casinos opened the Cascades Casino in the heart of Langley, British Columbia which brought about a new era of gaming for the company, boasting over 60,000 square feet of gaming space, 77-room hotel and more than 25,000 square feet of convention space operated by Coast Hotels & Resorts Limited.

The Starlight Casino and Grand Villa Casino were opened in 2007 and 2008 respectively and are currently operating as Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited’s flagship properties.

In 2011 Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited purchased three existing Community Gaming Centres located in Squamish, Mission and the Newton Surrey area.

Cascades Casino in Langley, BC underwent an exciting and extensive property refresh in 2014, including the addition of Gateway's signature restaurant, Match Eatery & Public House.

In April 2015, Gateway Casinos & Entertainment announced The Grand Villa Edmonton will be built inside the Edmonton Arena District - the heart and hub of Edmonton. This world-class entertainment destination will be the home of the spectacular new casino and entertainment property which will bring a $32 million investment, 450 person years during construction and up to 200 new jobs to Edmonton. Opening is scheduled for Summer 2016.

In August 2015 Gateway opened the new Cascades Casino Kamloops a first-class casino and entertainment destination. Featuring 65,000 square feet of gaming space, venues for live entertainment and dining options to suit any taste, including Gateway's signature Match Eatery & Public House.


Starting in 1992, Gateway Casinos has provided operational services for casinos in the Greater Vancouver Regional District of British Columbia. In April of 1992, Gateway Casinos acquired two casino operations in the Vancouver area: a 5,000 square foot facility on the second floor of the Mandarin Centre in Vancouver’s Chinatown and a smaller 4,000 square foot operation on the top floor of the Royal Towers Hotel in New Westminster, BC. Read More >

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In March of 1994, Gateway Casinos purchased a third casino, located in Maple Ridge, British Columbia with the intention of relocation in the future, which ultimately became Gateway’s Burnaby Casino.

June of 1994 saw the Gateway relocation of the Vancouver casino from the small premises on the second floor of the Mandarin Centre to newly renovated premises in the same building. At this time, Mandarin Centre was the largest casino in British Columbia. In January 1996, Gateway Casinos relocated its operation in New Westminster from the top floor to expanded premises within the hotel.

Gateway Casinos ceased operating the casino in Maple Ridge in November 1996. The new operation was opened on the second floor of the parkade across from the now Grand Villa Casino in Burnaby, British Columbia.

November 1999 saw the Gateway acquisition of the Palace Casino in Edmonton, Alberta where an extensive renovation which more than doubled the size of the facility, was substantially completed in October 2001.

The year 2002 was pivotal for Gateway due to the acquisition of the Baccarat Casino in Edmonton, Alberta, in June and the August purchase of the Lake City Casinos in Penticton, Kelowna, Kamloops and Vernon.

In 2005 Gateway Casinos opened the Cascades Casino in the heart of Langley, British Columbia which brought about a new era of gaming for the company, boasting over 60,000 square feet of gaming space, 77-room hotel and more than 25,000 square feet of convention space operated by Coast Hotels & Resorts Limited.

The Starlight Casino and Grand Villa Casino were opened in 2007 and 2008 respectively and are currently operating as Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited’s flagship properties.

In 2011 Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited purchased three existing Community Gaming Centres located in Squamish, Mission and the Newton Surrey area.

Cascades Casino in Langley, BC underwent an exciting and extensive property refresh in 2014, including the addition of Gateway's signature restaurant, Match Eatery & Public House.

In 2015, after receiving the appropriate community approvals, Gateway confirmed details of the new Cascades Casino Kamloops. Featuring 50,000 square of gaming space, venues for live entertainment and dining options to suit any taste, including Gateway’s signature restaurant Match Eatery & Public House, the new Cascades Kamloops will be first-class casino and entertainment destination opening in Summer 2015.

In April 2015, Gateway Casinos & Entertainment announced The Grand Villa Edmonton will be built inside the Edmonton Arena District - the heart and hub of Edmonton. This world-class entertainment destination will be the home of the spectacular new casino and entertainment property which will bring a $32 million investment, 450 person years during construction and up to 200 new jobs to Edmonton. Opening is scheduled for Summer 2016.