Rigorous health & safety procedures

Spacious gaming floors to promote safe distancing

Wide variety of gaming and hospitality amenities available

 June 29, 2021 – Gateway Casinos & Entertainment (Gateway) is pleased to announce that in accordance with British Columbia’s ‘Restart Plan’ it will is re-opening all locations across the province starting at 7am on Thursday, July 1st. With the health and safety of customers and employees as the top priority, the properties will adhere to all public health guidelines outlined by British Columbia’s Public Health Officer (PHO), align with guidance from BCLC and implement stringent health and safety measures that have been deployed across the Gateway Casinos network.

On re-opening, there will be a number of gaming amenities for customers to enjoy on the spacious gaming floors including a wide variety of slot machines, table games (not including Poker), and stadium gaming.  All locations will offer select food & beverage amenities including Gateway’s signature MATCH Eatery & Public House, Personas at Grand Villa Burnaby, Chow Lucky Noodle Bar and Atlas Steak +Fish.

“We are excited to finally re-open casinos and community gaming centres across the province, and welcome back our employees and valued customers into a very safe environment for gaming and dining.  As always, the health and safety of our employees and customers are paramount,” said Tony Santo, CEO at Gateway Casinos. “We look forward to a safe and steady restart and the return to full operations as soon as possible.”

This has been a very challenging year for the many employees who have been off work since all casinos in BC were forced to close in March 2020.  To support the re-opening of Gateway’s 14 BC locations, more than 2,465 employees have been returned to active work.  As restrictions are lifted more staff will be returned to active work.

Maintaining a clean environment is a daily priority including cleaning all hard surfaces and high touch surfaces, such as door handles and tables. Under the current environment, Gateway is being hyper-vigilant with enhanced cleaning and sanitizing protocols throughout our properties to prevent the spread of transmittable illnesses, including COVID-19.

“We operate in one of the most highly regulated business environments in the province with more rigorous oversight and controls than any other business in the hospitality sector,” said Santo.  “At Gateway, we have developed extensive health and safety plans that have been independently reviewed by a health and safety subject matter expert and have been submitted to WorkSafe BC and BCLC.”

For re-opening information including details on all amenities and opening hours, please visit the individual property website or follow them on social media.


Property Hours of Operation
Metro Vancouver  
• Grand Villa Casino Burnaby 24-hours
• Cascades Casino Resort Langley 24-hours
• Starlight Casino New Westminster 24-hours
Fraser Valley  
• Chances Mission Sun – Thurs: 10am to midnight; Fri & Sat: 10am to 1am
• Chances Abbotsford
• Cascades Casino Kamloops Sun – Thurs: 10am to midnight; Fri & Sat: 10am to 2am
• Cascades Casino Penticton
• Playtime Casino Kelowna
• Lake City Casino Vernon
• Chances Casino Kamloops Sun – Thurs: 10am to midnight; Fri & Sat: 10am to 1:30am
• Chances Signal Point Sun – Thurs: 10:30am to 10:30pm; Fri & Sat: 10:30am to 12:30am
Sea to Sky  
• Chances Squamish Sun – Thurs: 11am to 11pm; Fri & Sat: 11am to 1am
Vancouver Island  
• Chances Courtenay Sun – Thurs: 10am to midnight; Fri & Sat: 10am to 1am
• Chances Campbell River


Media Contact:

Gateway Casinos & Entertainment:

Tanya Gabara 

Director, Public Relations


About Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited 

Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited (“Gateway”) is one of the largest and most diversified gaming and entertainment companies in Canada with 26 gaming properties in British Columbia and Ontario and two additional properties in Edmonton, Alberta. Across its entire portfolio, Gateway currently employs over 8,000 people and features approximately 421 table games (including 48 poker tables), 14,162 slots, 82 food and beverage outlets and 561 hotel rooms. 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. Additional information is available at* All figures as at February 13, 2020