GATEWAY CELEBRATES GRAND OPENING OF CASCADES CASINO NORTH BAY
$41 Million Investment Features Exciting Dining, Gaming and Entertainment Options
- $41 Million investment, 200 new jobs
- 300 slots, 6 live gaming tables and 10 virtual tables
- Signature restaurant brand, MATCH Eatery & Public House, Plus Summit Bar
April 21, 2022, North Bay, ON – Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited (“Gateway”) is excited to officially open Cascades Casino North Bay (Cascades) at 300 Pinewood Park Drive. Cascades features 300 slots, six table games and 10 virtual tables as well as Gateway’s signature restaurant brand, MATCH Eatery & Public House. The new casino represents an investment of $41 million in North Bay and the creation of 200 new jobs.
The latest property to be unveiled by Gateway features the proprietary casino and restaurant brands. The Cascades brand is built around the design inspiration of “Play”. Gateway has successful Cascades properties in Chatham, Ontario and Langley, Kamloops and Penticton, BC. The signature restaurant brand, MATCH Eatery & Public House, offers the welcoming experience of a neighbourhood pub with the high energy and excitement of a sports bar, plus live entertainment. MATCH will welcome families with children and there’s a menu to suit every taste. The beautiful and spacious outdoor patio also offers a three-season dining experience starting through the spring, summer and fall with cooling mist for those hot summer days and outdoor firepit heaters when the temperatures drop.
“This is a great day for North Bay and Gateway Casinos. I am proud to say, despite the challenges of Covid over the last two years, we finally reached the finish line. This new attraction is testimony to the resiliency and determination of a great many people who kept their focus and worked hard together to create a state-of-the-art entertainment destination for the City of North Bay. It really is a wonderful achievement,” said Gateway’s CEO, Tony Santo.
Joining Jamie Papp, Gateway Senior Vice President of Casino Operations for today’s grand opening celebrations and ribbon cutting ceremony were Ontario Minister of Economic Development, Jobs and Trade and local MPP, Vic Fedeli, North Bay Mayor Al McDonald and Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) CEO, Duncan Hannay.
“We’d like to congratulate Gateway Casinos on their grand opening and this exciting new investment in our community,” said Minister Fedeli. “This incredible $41 million investment in North Bay will have a significant impact on the whole regional economy, especially as we recover from the economic impacts of the pandemic. This new entertainment destination will mean hundreds of new, local jobs, enhance our vibrant tourism sector and become a regional landmark for generations to come.”
“I would like to congratulate Gateway on the grand opening of its new North Bay casino. Cascades represents an investment of tens of millions of dollars in our city and the creation of approximately 200 new jobs,” said Mayor McDonald. “Not only that, the addition of a casino to North Bay will help support tourism and spur even more new development in the south end of the city.”
“OLG is proud to partner with local communities across the province where we, together with our service providers, create jobs, deliver capital development and offer world-class entertainment in a safe and secure environment,” said OLG’s CEO Hannay. “We are excited about the new Cascades Casino North Bay and to share in its continued success with our newest host community, the city of North Bay. It’s yet another way that we ‘Play for Ontario’.”
GRAND OPENING FESTIVITIES:
As part of the opening ceremonies was the recognition of the Crisis Centre North Bay as the official beneficiary of the GatewayGives charitable donations program. GatewayGives charities are selected locally by employees of Gateway Casinos in the communities where they operate. Starting today through May 31st, a portion of the casino’s food and beverage sales in MATCH will be donated to the Crisis Centre.
In addition, to celebrate the grand opening, there will be five cash draws of $1,000 to be won throughout the day. Plus, any lucky patrons seated in one of the randomly selected Hot seats will get to Spin the Wheel and win instant prizes!
A commitment to responsible gambling is integral to how Gateway operates in Ontario including OLG’s PlaySmart program. Together with OLG and other government partners, Gateway will continue to implement responsible gambling initiatives at all properties across Canada.
For more information about Cascades Casino North Bay please go to https://northbay.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 with 27 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 www.gatewaycasinos.com.
Information: Rob Mitchell
Director, Communications & Public Affairs