Kelowna, BC – Gateway Casinos & Entertainment (Gateway) is excited to celebrate the Grand Opening of its spectacularly transformed Lake City Casino to Playtime Casino Kelowna featuring new exciting restaurants like The Buffet and Gateway’s signature MATCH Eatery & Public House.
Clarissa Pruden, General Manager for Playtime Casino Kelowna, was joined by Gateway’s CEO, Tony Santo, His Honorable Mayor Colin Basran, and BCLC’s CEO, Jim Lightbody as they cut the ribbon and commemorated the opening of Kelowna’s spectacular new entertainment destination.
Gateway proudly announced that the Playtime Casino Kelowna employees selected Karis Support Society as the charity partner for their Grand Opening. For the month of March, portions of the sites’ food and beverage sales will be donated to Karis in support of the important work that they do in the Kelowna community to empower and equip women, and women with children, in need, with the skills that they need to successfully transition back in to society.
The celebrations continue this evening, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm, on the casino floor and are featuring hot seat draws every hour for $100 and $50 gift certificates, a chance in the whirlwind machine for an opportunity to win a share of $1,000 cash, popcorn and cake is being served in the lounge at 7pm, and there is live entertainment to ensure that the festive atmosphere is felt throughout the casino.
Located in the Delta Grand Hotel on the shores of Okanagan Lake, Playtime Casino Kelowna, a $3.6 Million renovation of the Lake City Casino, is the first of Gateway’s new signature casino brand – Playtime Casino. The facility has been transformed into a fun and exciting new local entertainment destination that boasts food and beverage offerings that are incomparable to the old facility. The renovation of the site has also seen the addition of over 50 jobs to the team, bringing the Playtime Casino Kelowna employee count to over 270 team members.
“We are thrilled to celebrate the Grand Opening of Playtime Casino, Kelowna. It being Gateway’s first Playtime Casino location, makes its Grand Opening even more exciting for all of us. Kelowna is the perfect community for us to launch this casino brand in. With Gateway’s focus on improving the customer experience, I know that this facility will provide guests with an entertainment experience that is second to none” said Tony Santo, CEO of Gateway.”
Playtime Casino Kelowna features MATCH Eatery & Public House (“MATCH”), one of Gateway’s signature restaurant brands. It 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 properties; including, in Lake City Casino Vernon and Cascades Casino in Kamloops and Penticton, MATCH has become a favourite of those wanting to catch the game, have a delicious meal, and enjoy live music or a featured DJ. For more information about MATCH: www.matchpub.com
Playtime Casino will provide guests with a welcoming, neighbourly, and casual entertainment environment close to home. Upbeat, exciting, and sociable, Playtime Casinos feature many of the Gateway entertainment amenities like the latest slots and table games, sports promotions, and Gateway’s signature restaurants. Playtime is a community entertainment hub where customers can socialize, play their favourite games, and enjoy a great meal.
“The new Playtime Casino Kelowna supports BCLC’s vision of creating exceptional gambling and entertainment experiences. The refreshed gaming floor and exciting new restaurants will ensure that Playtime Casino continues to be a hot spot for residents and visitors alike, while generating revenue that helps to fund important community programs in Kelowna”, said Jim Lightbody, CEO & President of BCLC.
“This renovation and rebranding of our downtown casino shows a serious investment and commitment to Kelowna by Gateway. Its patrons contributed to the more than $9 million in BC Lottery Corp. grants returned to the community in 2017,” said Kelowna Mayor, Colin Basran. “We are also thrilled with the new jobs this transformation has generated and it’s always great to see new entertainment and dining options in our Cultural District.”
Playtime Casino Kelowna is located 1300 Water Street, Kelowna, BC. For information can be found at kelowna.playtimecasinos.ca.