Both Locations Will Start With The Largest Bad Beat Jackpot In The Province    


November 2, 2021 – Gateway Casinos & Entertainment (Gateway) is pleased to announce that it will be re-opening the poker rooms at both Grand Villa Burnaby and Cascades Casino Langley on Wednesday, November 3rd.  This announcement follows the October 26, 2021 Provincial Health Order expanding capacity to 100 percent for businesses that require proof of vaccination, includes casinos. Previously poker was not permitted under the operating restrictions put on table games.

On re-opening, both rooms will host a $500,000 bad beat jackpot – the largest in British Columbia.  A Bad Beat is awarded when you lose with four eights or better and are beaten by a higher hand, players in the hand must use both hole cards (Terms and conditions apply. Click here for full jackpot rules). Both locations offer multiple food & beverage amenities including Gateway’s signature MATCH Eatery & Public House, Personas at Grand Villa Burnaby, Chow Lucky Noodle Bar and Atlas Steak +Fish.

With the health and safety of customers and employees continuing to be a 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 apply stringent health and safety measures that are being deployed across the entire Gateway Casinos network.

“We are excited to finally re-open several of our poker rooms and continue our steady return to full operations.  Poker is very popular amongst our customers and we are thrilled to again be able to offer this game to them,” said Rob Ward, Chief Operations Officer at Gateway Casinos.

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

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Gateway Casinos & Entertainment:

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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. As at March 16, 2020, immediately prior to the implementation of COVID-19 restrictions, our operations comprised of 26 gaming properties in British Columbia and Ontario, with 12,971 slot machines, 365 table games (inclusive of 41 poker tables), 902 bingo seats and 79 food and beverage (“F&B”) outlets. As at July 14, 2021, we had approximately 6,500 employees in British Columbia and Ontario. 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