$18 Million Investment in Local Economy for the Complete Renovation and Expansion Set to be Completed in 2019

Project Brings More than 100 New Jobs for the Langley Community

November 14, 2018, Langley, BC – Gateway Casinos & Entertainment (Gateway) is pleased to unveil the first phase of its multi-million-dollar renovation and expansion of Cascades Casino Resort Langley.  The official re-opening of the hotel & convention centre to unveil a brand-new look and feel for the space – making the property a full-service casino resort and a strong leader in the local tourism and events market.

The entire scope of the more than $18 million expansion and renovation at Cascades Casino Resort will create more than 100 new jobs for the community and features the addition of 11,000 square feet of entertainment – with a full refresh of the gaming floor including new carpet, and the addition of Gateway’s signature restaurant brand Atlas Steak + Fish all set to be completed in 2019 as part of phase two.

Completed in phase one of the project was the addition of a new bingo hall, renovations in Match Eatery & Public House to include an expanded all-season patio, and the renovation of the hotel & convention centre cumulatively worth more than $5 million.

This is the second major project that Gateway has undertaken recently in the Lower Mainland, with an extensive $15 million renovation at flagship property, Grand Villa Burnaby, completed just last month which included additional gaming space, dining options, and renovations of the hotel & convention space.

The sizeable renovation of the 26,000-foot convention centre at Cascades Casino Resort has seen it transformed with new décor featuring refreshing navy and light blues, greens and whites, all new carpets, wall coverings, and fit and finishes.

“The refresh of the hotel & convention centre is part of the spectacular $18.6 million renovation that will allow us to attract both gamers and entertainment seekers by providing them with everything they need under one roof for a great visit. From versatile convention spaces and luxurious hotel rooms, to an array of dining options and live entertainment in Match Eatery & Public House, it really sets us apart in the Langley region,” said Ray MacNeil, Vice President Operations, BC East.

Arriving in the convention centre via escalators with bespoke feature lights overhead, the lobby serves as the perfect pre-function space, transitioning seamlessly into the rest of the area. With the ability to host everything from intimate gatherings to a large convention or a gala ball with up to 1000 guests, the convention centre is completely adaptable depending on the needs of the client, offering a Ballroom, five meeting rooms and an executive boardroom all fully equipped with brand new state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment, high speed internet access and live music capabilities.

The design has translated to all 77 rooms and public spaces of the adjoining Coast Hotel, providing a fresh and welcoming feel to the hotel with each room fully equipped with 40-inch HD TVs, free Wi-Fi, in-room Starbucks, mini fridges and large desk space. Guests looking to unwind are encouraged to book into Spa Tru, a luxury medical spa offering a range of treatments and procedures, conveniently located behind the hotel lobby.

“Our continued investment in our properties shows our commitment to the community and our dedication to improving the customer experience through exceptional dining and entertainment amenities.  With the opening of Atlas Steak + Fish next year, we are excited to bring a restaurant of this calibre to the residents of Langley and tourists alike.  Boasting globally inspired cuisine created with local ingredients, and exquisite service, Atlas will be the next exciting chapter to be unveiled at Cascades,” said MacNeil.

Cascades Casino Resort is located in the heart of downtown Langley and offers more than 70,000 square feet of gaming space with 1001 slot machines and 23 table games. Cascades features a 5-table Poker Room with a linked Bad Beat Jackpot and a variety of poker tournaments, as well as the Crystal room which is an intimate slot area, and dining options Match Eatery & Public House, The Buffet and Glacier Bar and Lounge. More information can be found at http://www.cascadescasino.ca/

About Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited

Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited (“Gateway”) is one of the largest and most diversified gaming and entertainment companies in Canada. Across its 26 gaming properties in British Columbia, Ontario and Edmonton, Alberta, Gateway currently employs approximately 8,600 people and boasts approximately 429 table games (including 48 poker tables), 13,818 slots, 82 restaurants and bars and 561 hotel rooms. As the new service provider for the Central Gaming Bundle in Ontario, Gateway recently added two new properties and one new planned build in Wasaga Beach to its portfolio.  A multi-pronged growth strategy has seen Gateway diversify and expand its product offering, including developing proprietary casino and restaurant brands, dramatically improving the gaming customer experience while attracting new customers. Some of Gateway’s proprietary brands include 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.

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Gateway Casinos & Entertainment:

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