Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited (Gateway) will be appointing a new Regional Director to be based in Sault Ste. Marie. The Regional Director will manage the operational performance of gaming facilities in OLG’s (Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation’s) North Gaming Bundle after Gateway takes over day-to-day operations, expected to take place in the coming weeks. The Regional Director will work closely with the general managers of each gaming facility in the North to ensure high-performing gaming operations in each of the host communities.
“Gateway is looking forward to expanding our footprint in the North and working closely with our new OLG colleagues in Sault Ste. Marie,” said Keith Andrews, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Ontario at Gateway. “Up to this point we’ve been working very hard to transition the properties and the employees, but very shortly our focus will turn to being on the ground in the Sault, talking to local decision makers, and benefitting from the depth of experience in Ontario gaming operations found in the Sault.”
Gateway is expected to sign a 20-year Casino Operating and Services Agreement (COSA) with OLG in the coming weeks, after which Gateway will be responsible for the day-to-day gaming operations of the North Gaming Bundle which includes Casino Sault Ste. Marie, Casino Thunder Bay, OLG Slots at Sudbury Downs, as well as planned new builds in North Bay and Kenora.
“Partnerships with the private sector, like Gateway, will help ensure the best possible gaming experience for customers and will leverage our gaming expertise in the Province, headquartered in Sault Ste. Marie,” said Greg McKenzie, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at OLG. “We are pleased that Gateway has chosen to locate this strategic position in Sault Ste. Marie, which will help set up the North Bundle for success now and in the future.”
Gateway also operates the gaming facilities in the Southwest Gaming Bundle which includes Gateway Casinos in Clinton, Dresden, Hanover, London, Point Edward and Woodstock.