- Gateway Casinos’ North Island Locations Prepare to Open Doors to Two New And Distinctive Entertainment Venues
- New restaurants will bring over 120 new jobs to the communities
- Family-friendly restaurants featuring patio with fantastic views and live entertainment
June 12, 2018 – Campbell River, BC – Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited (“Gateway”) is pleased to announce the addition of their signature MATCH Eatery & Public House (“MATCH”) to its Campbell River and Courtenay locations and will open their doors this summer.
After months of renovations, Chances Campbell River and Chances Courtenay are about to fire up the broilers and turn on the draft taps with the latest additions to Gateway’s vibrant and budding portfolio of restaurants. MATCH Campbell River is set to open to the public on June 21, 2018. MATCH Courtenay is scheduled to open later this summer. MATCH operates in 8 other locations in Western Canada and will debut its first MATCH in Ontario in June.
Gateway’s most successful signature food and beverage brand, MATCH is a contemporary themed pub that offers a great sporting and entertainment experience, with the atmosphere and comfort of a neighbourhood pub. Already featured at several of Gateway’s entertainment facilities across British Columbia and Alberta, MATCH has become a favourite of those wanting a playful dining experience, family-friendly environment, a place to cheer on your favorite sports teams and enjoy live entertainment.
“We are extremely excited to welcome our regulars and newcomers alike to MATCH Eatery & Public House”, beams Kent Hockley, Gateway’s Regional Manager of their Vancouver Island properties, “MATCH is going to be a fantastic addition to our properties and I believe it will quickly become a favourite gathering spot in both communities.”
With warm woods, and punchy red accents, MATCH caters to guests with a casual, yet airy and electric setting. The room is a diverse combination of dining seating, banquettes for socializing, cozy booths, and a lively bar. Both MATCH venues will boast inviting patios that take advantage of world-class settings, spectacular views, and include outdoor fire tables; allowing patrons to take in the unique Island elements in comfort.
The menu is an eclectic combination of pub classics, seasonal offerings, kitschy (and indulgent) twists on familiar comfort foods. Highlights include a Chicken & Waffle Sandwich, Oink Oink Poutine, and the Big Dipper Beef Dip. To quench that summer thirst, MATCH will have 12 draft taps presenting all the local favorites, and feature signature cocktails like the West Coast Caesar and a Summery Champagne Sangria.
“We are bringing to the Campbell River and Courtenay an authentic and winning combination that is truly hard to find these days – a laidback place, with a lively personality, where you can feel at home with your friends, yet still have a delicious and affordable night out,” added Hockley.
Gateway has invested over $6.5 million and created 120 new jobs in the local communities through the addition of these MATCH locations. Both locations will boast patios with incomparable views and feature live music such as, the North Island’s own Monkey Wrench: a 3-piece cover band playing hits from the 70 to today.
Chances Campbell River and Chances Courtenay are currently hiring for a variety of positions at MATCH:
servers, bartenders, hosts, porters/bussers, dishwashers, and line cooks. Anyone interested in applying for these positions is encouraged to drop in to the site in person and apply Monday through Friday from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. For more information about the jobs available, visit gatewaycasinos.com/careers/
For more information about MATCH Eatery & Public House, visit matchpub.com
About Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited:
Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited (“Gateway”) is one of the largest and most diversified gaming companies in Canada. Operating in British Columbia, Edmonton and Ontario, Gateway has over 6,000 employees and operates 25 gaming properties with more than 280 tables, over 9,600 slots, 68 restaurants and bars and 272 hotel rooms. As the selected service provider for the Central Gaming Bundle in Ontario, Gateway will bring two more properties and one new planned build in Wasaga Beach or Collingwood to the Gateway portfolio when fully implemented. A multi-pronged growth strategy has seen Gateway diversify and expand its product offering, including developing proprietary casino and restaurant brands, which has dramatically improved the gaming customer experience while attracting new customers. This includes brands like 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.
About MATCH Eatery & Public House:
MATCH Eatery & Public House has combined the welcoming and social traditions of a neighbourhood pub with the high-energy of a lively sports bar. The big game, the family celebrations, or social gatherings with friends…our casual and upbeat atmosphere is ideal for any occasion. Whatever your great night out looks like, we’ll match it with our creative comfort food, cold libations and exciting entertainment. www.matchpub.com