$26 Million renovation features live table games, Nova Bar, MATCH Eatery & Public House, The Buffet

Point Edward, ON – Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited has officially opened the brand-new Starlight Casino, Point Edward. Starlight Point Edward is the first Starlight brand to open in Ontario and follows on a $26 million renovation announced on June 26, 2017. The Starlight Casino brand will provide guests with the glitz, glamour and vintage feel of retro Vegas in a high energy atmosphere, centered around a dining, gaming and entertainment experience that sets it uniquely apart from any other entertainment facility.

The new Starlight Casino Point Edward is home to Gateway’s signature brand restaurants MATCH Eatery & Public House, The Buffet and the Nova Bar, a new cocktail lounge and a first for Ontario to join its cousin in Starlight Edmonton. Located just outside Sarnia in the Village of Point Edward, the casino features 25 live table games, three devoted exclusively to Poker and 494 slots across 75,000 square feet and employs 340 people.

“This is a great day for Gateway and caps a more than year-long renovation that has resulted in a spectacular, state-of-the art gaming, dining and entertainment attraction for the people of Point Edward and the greater Sarnia-Lambton region – as well as our American friends across the river,” said Keith Andrews, Senior Vice-President and Managing Director of Gateway Casinos. “I also want to take this opportunity to thank our staff and the great team we have in Point Edward for looking after our customers throughout the course of this ambitious project. As well, I want to thank the Mayor and Council of Point Edward for their support in making this day happen.”

“As a small community, we truly appreciate the new partnership we have with Gateway. The payments we receive allows Point Edward to do so much within our village and our broader community such as supporting the college, the hospice, and other local services.  This renovation demonstrates Gateway’s commitment to this area,” said Mayor of the Village of Point Edward, Bev Hand.

Starlight Point Edward was designed and built with an eye to complimenting the surrounding community – on both sides of the border – with a broad audience in mind, not just guests who only enjoy casino gaming. The MATCH Eatery & Public House has a separate entrance from the casino, it’s an ideal venue for families or anyone who wants to savour a great meal or a casual drink while admiring a beautiful view of the river and the Bluewater Bridge. The MATCH Eatery & Public House is featured at 10 of Gateway’s locations in Western Canada and has proven one of our most popular dining destinations.

“We always try to capture the unique character and spirit of the community at each of our locations. Starlight Point Edward is a fun place with entertainment for every taste set against a beautiful natural environment,” said Starlight Point Edward General Manager, Linda McColl.

To further celebrate this event, Gateway will donate $2 from the sale of every Meatzza Pizza and $1 from every sale of Suburban Menace craft beer to the Canadian Cancer Society starting today through to December 28.

Also new to Point Edward is the Nova Bar which is located inside the casino on the gaming floor right next to all the action. The Nova Bar features the same array of exotic drinks as MATCH along with craft beers and the regular fare you would expect from a funky, upscale cosmopolitan cocktail lounge. The Nova Bar is the perfect spot to plan a romantic rendezvous, soak up the ambiance and excitement of the gaming floor or sip on a beverage and enjoy some lively conversation with friends.

Completing the Starlight culinary landscape is The Buffet, a place guaranteed to satisfy most every appetite with a combination of excellent food at value pricing. The ever-changing menu highlights cuisine from around the globe with popular theme nights featuring an array of international specialties.

The grand opening celebrations continue this evening, starting at 6 p.m. on the casino floor. Guests can earn double ballots for the Gateway Winner Wonderland Jeep Giveaway and enjoy complimentary appetizers while you play. Mark the occasion with friends in the photo booth or snap pictures with Elvis as he croons throughout the casino. The Geoff Masse trio takes the MATCH stage at 8 p.m. just before the Gateway VIP Rama Experience draw at 9 p.m.

A commitment to responsible gambling is integral to how Gateway operates in Ontario including OLG’s PlaySmart program.  All Gateway properties in BC and Ontario hold RG Check accreditation. Together with OLG and other government partners, Gateway will continue to implement responsible gambling initiatives at all properties across Canada.

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.


Information: Rob Mitchell
Director, Communications & Public Affairs
Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited