Gateway continues to build on its success as a proven Canadian gaming and entertainment provider and industry leading employer
BURNABY, BC, July 16, 2014 /CNW/ - Gateway Casinos & Entertainment (Gateway) announces the appointment of Keith Andrews and Terry Black as the senior management team for the newly formed Gateway Ontario operations and will oversee the company's future expansion in Ontario.
"This is an exciting time for Gateway" said Tony Santo, CEO "we are taking the steps to realize our potential and continued growth as a premier provider of Canadian gaming and entertainment."
Both Mr. Andrews and Mr. Black each have over 20 years experience in the gaming business.
Keith Andrews has assumed the position of Senior Vice President and Managing Director and will be responsible for all operations in Ontario. Prior to joining Gateway, Keith was a Principal with The Winterton Group, a consultancy practice with a focus on gaming and non-gaming clients. In addition he served as a the senior executive with Windsor Casino Limited (Caesars Windsor) for 16 years as well as the Government of Ontario as a policy advisor when it was establishing casino gaming in the province in 1994.
Terry Black has taken on the position of Vice President of Finance and will be working closely with Keith to manage this new division as it grows. Terry joins Gateway from Paragon Gaming where he served as the Vice President Finance in Las Vegas and Vancouver. Prior to this, Terry was Chief Financial Officer for Windsor Casino Limited (Caesars Windsor).
"Both Keith and Terry bring valuable Ontario experience on multiple large scale casino projects and are very well versed in the complexities of the industry and what it takes to be successful" said Mr. Santo.
With continued growth across British Columbia and Alberta, and a new presence in Ontario Gateway Casinos and Entertainment continues to expand to better serve customers across Canada.
"We are very excited to bring the Gateway brand to Ontario." said Keith Andrews, "we look forward to working with all stakeholders to provide the best in community-based gaming"
About Gateway Casinos & Entertainment
Gateway Casinos & Entertainment is one of Canada's premier gaming and entertainment operators. Its casinos strive to bring together the best in gaming, entertainment and dining to ensure a memorable experience for all guests.
Gateway Ontario will continue to build on the strong record of Gateway Casinos & Entertainment - being a good corporate neighbour and trusted local business operator who brings job opportunities and important economic activity for the communities we call home. Through 12 properties, over 3,000 employees, 180 tables and over 5,000 slots machines, 27 restaurants and 1000 hotel rooms Gateway strives to not only bring the highest quality entertainment to its guests - but also to provide well-paying jobs while generating important revenues for governments and communities. With 20 successful years of Canadian gaming experience Gateway is excited to build on its past towards a bigger, bolder future.
SOURCE: Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited
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