- Spectacular $57 Million Renovation and Rebrand of Palace Casino to Starlight Casino in Final Stages of Construction; Brings over 300 New Jobs to Edmonton Economy
- The Buffet and Nova Bar Now Open For Business in Edmonton
- More Job Fairs Scheduled for March 23 and April 13
March 22, 2018 – Edmonton, AB – Gateway Casinos & Entertainment (Gateway) is excited to announce that the spectacular transformation and expansion of Palace Casino to Starlight Casino Edmonton is entering the final stages of construction, with a phased opening that commenced this month with the opening of the new lobby and guest services area, The Buffet, and Nova Bar.
Located in the iconic West Edmonton Mall, the new Starlight Casino is a $57 Million renovation and expansion of the Palace Casino which includes transforming the gaming floor and the addition of VIP gaming with private salons, and an array of dining and entertainment options. It will also feature the first Pulse Arena in Western Canada, an interactive gaming area with live DJ entertainment.
The Starlight Casino brand will provide guests with the glitz, glamour and vintage feel of retro Vegas in a high energy and excited atmosphere, centered around dining, gaming and entertainment experiences. Starlight Casino will feature many of Gateway’s most successful signature restaurant brands like MATCH Eatery & Public House, ATLAS Steak + Fish, The Buffet, CHOW Lucky Noodle Bar and the debut of Gateway’s latest brand creation, Halley’s Club – a dining and entertainment club that will reinvent the classics.
“Gateway Casinos & Entertainment is very excited to see this large-scale construction project coming into its final stages. It represents Gateway’s latest investment in the Edmonton economy with this $57 Million investment and over 300 new jobs. The new Starlight Casino Edmonton joins our Grand Villa Edmonton property in Ice District – two first-class entertainment destinations for Edmontonians and visitors alike,” said Tony Santo, Gateway CEO.
Gateway has already held several job fairs in the early stages of the project but will host more job fairs March 23 and April 13 to fill jobs in a variety of food and beverage and casino positions. For more information on career opportunities please go to www.gatewaycasinos.com/careers. With the opening of Starlight Casino Edmonton, Gateway has created over 550 new jobs in the local job market with a total workforce of over 900 in Edmonton.
“As the exterior signage goes up, and we see other changes on our gaming floor that showcases our new brand, it brings a new level of excitement and anticipation to our team and customers. I’m thrilled to see the progress as we push towards the finish line on this spectacular new property that will be unlike anything in Alberta,” said Kevin Booth, Starlight General Manager.
Gateway is excited to share that The Buffet opened to guests on February 19 and MATCH Eatery & Public House will be completed in Spring 2018. The property’s new Nova Bar, is open and servicing the casino floor and features a fun and innovative new menu. The full renovation of the casino also includes the addition of the eagerly awaited, Halley’s Club, which will be completed in Summer 2018 along with ATLAS Steak + Fish and CHOW Lucky Noodle Bar.
For updates on the Starlight Casino Edmonton renovation, please go to edmonton.starlightcasino.ca
About Gateway Casinos & Entertainment
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 6,200 employees and operates 25 gaming properties with 288 tables, over 9,600 slots, 65 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.