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Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited Acquires Chances Signal Point

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Exciting Acquisition Marks Gateway’s Entry into a New BC Market

 

Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited announced that it has acquired Chances Signal Point in Williams Lake. Gateway will take over the day-to-day operations of the Chances Signal Point facility. The acquisition is the latest step in Gateway’s continued growth.  Gateway is one of the largest and most diversified gaming and entertainment companies in the Canada.

This strategic acquisition marks the next milestone in Gateway’s growth strategy which has seen the company expand their footprint and product offering across Canada. Guided by a strategy to create gaming properties that offer community-centred entertainment with a variety of gaming and culinary options, Gateway is excited about the potential of this opportunity in the Cariboo region of the Central Interior of British Columbia.

With the addition of Chances Signal Point, Gateway now operates 27 properties in British Columbia, Alberta (Edmonton) and Ontario with approximately 8,648 employees.

“Everyone at Gateway is very excited to welcome Chances Signal Point and their team to the Gateway family. We look forward to bringing our unique entertainment offerings to Williams Lake,” said Tony Santo, CEO of Gateway.

Based in Burnaby, BC, Gateway has made significant investments in the communities where they operate to improve the customer experience, which has brought hundreds of jobs and economic contribution to local economies.

Gateway’s growth investments are underway in many communities across British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario.  Since August 2015, Gateway has completed seven major development projects in Kamloops, Penticton, Kelowna, Edmonton, Point Edward and Innisfil.  This year, Gateway anticipates opening two new major developments in Chatham-Kent and Hanover, Ontario, and breaking ground on the new Cascades Casino in Delta, BC.

 

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 27 gaming properties in British Columbia, Ontario and Edmonton, Alberta, Gateway currently employs approximately 8,648 people and boasts approximately 448 table games (including 49 poker tables), 13,887 slots, 85 restaurants and bars and 561 hotel rooms. Gateway is the service provider for the Central, Southwest and North gaming Bundles in Ontario, which includes 11 properties in their 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.

 

Source: Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited

George Miller started his career in content marketing and has started working as an Editor/Content Manager for our company in 2016. George has acquired many experiences when it comes to interviews and newsworthy content becoming Head of Content in 2017. He is responsible for the news being shared on multiple websites that are part of the European Gaming Media Network.

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2018-2019 fiscal year – Loto-Québec reports strong financial results

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2018-2019 fiscal year - Loto-Québec reports strong financial results
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Loto-Québec’s 2018–2019 Annual Report was tabled this morning in the National Assembly. The Corporation’s total revenues were $2.827 billion, exceeding its previous fiscal results by $84.9 million, or 3.1%. The net income totalled $1.408 billion, up $72.7 million, or 5.4%.

KEY FIGURES

Total revenues

            $2.827 billion

+3.1%

Net income

            $1.408 billion

+5.4%

Prizes paid out1

            $1.160 billion

+12.9%



REVENUES BY BUSINESS SECTOR

Lotteries

      $955.7 million

+8.7%

Casinos

      $917.9 million

+1.2%

Gaming establishments2

      $979.5 million

-0.2%

Online gaming3

      $105.4 million

+23.2%

 

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“Over the past five fiscal years, even with our total revenues on the rise, we’ve maintained tight control over our expenses. That’s helped to improve our productivity,” says Lynne Roiter, President and CEO of Loto-Québec. “The ratio of net income over revenues has also risen from 45.5% in 2014–2015 to 49.8% in 2018–2019. All of our business sectors are contributing to the increase in net income, which reflects the efforts being made right across the Corporation.”

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The increase in lottery revenues is primarily due to the strong performance of Lotto Max, for which sales were over $52.3 million, or 30.6% higher than those of the 2017–2018 fiscal year. The instant lottery category also showed continued growth (up $18.8 million, or 12.3%) due to the overwhelming popularity of permanent games and the holiday collection.
  • The casino sector delivered strong results, mainly due to the success of its themed promotions, which attracted close to 10 million customers. Despite road work and difficulties getting to the site, the Casino de Montréal managed to see an increase in revenues.
  • The drop in gaming establishment revenues can be attributed to the reconfiguring of the video lottery terminal network in bars, for which sales decreased by $6.7 million, or 0.7%. The drop was more pronounced in sectors that lost terminals.
  • The total revenues (lottery and casino games) generated by lotoquebec.com totalled $105.4 million, which is an increase of $19.8 million, or 23.2%, versus the previous fiscal year. Improving the ease of navigation between product lines improved the website’s market share.
  • Responsible commercialization is a constant priority for Loto-Québec. Several information and awareness-raising initiatives were launched in the 2018–2019 fiscal year, including a campaign about the importance of respecting one’s limits, an online video explaining how luck works, and a new slide-out menu on lotoquebec.com that links to information on responsible gambling.
  • Loto-Québec owes its outstanding results to the vision outlined in its 2017–2020 strategic plan: the Corporation has stayed focused on the customer, strengthened its focus on gaming and entertainment, maintained its responsible commercialization approach, and continued to improve its work processes in order to optimize convergence, agility and efficiency.

 

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1 Prizes paid out to lottery, bingo and Kinzo winners.

2 The gaming establishments sector includes the bar network, and gaming, bingo and Kinzo halls.

3 The revenues generated by lotoquebec.com are included in both the lottery and casino portions of the financial results.

 

Source: Loto-Québec

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Raketech expands into Canada with CasinoFever.ca

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Raketech, a leading online affiliate and content marketing company, has strengthened its international footprint with the launch of CasinoFever.ca, a new online casino comparison website tailored for the Canadian market.

CasinoFever.ca will provide users in Canada with a comprehensive guide to the online casino world, offering reliable product, operator and bonus reviews, as well as useful tips and news related to the online casino world.

Michael Holmberg, CEO of Raketech said: “The launch of CasinoFever.ca further establishes Raketech’s strategy to expand into North America, a continent where we are currently developing a handful of sites that see increasing traffic trends. CasinoFever.ca is one of those sites and has already converted its first ever user into a new casino player at one of our partners.”

The website was developed by the people behind the successful CasinoFeber.se product, which has grown considerably in short space of time to become one of Sweden’s most popular casino comparison sites. CasinoFever.ca runs on the same platform and will be continually improved to help guide Canadian players to the best available online casinos.

Michael Holmberg concluded: “I am happy to witness our beneficial partnership model with CasinoFeber.se – one of Sweden’s most successful casino products in recent times – successfully enter an overseas market in the form of CasinoFever.ca. This is a stamp of quality for our operational model, that offers an opportunity for entrepreneurs to join forces with Raketech post-acquisition and grow the business together.”

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OLG Signs Casino Operating and Services Agreement for Niagara gaming bundle

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OLG Signs Casino Operating and Services Agreement for Niagara gaming bundle
Pictured from left to right: James Gessner Jr., Interim Chairman of Mohegan Tribe, Richard Taylor, President of Niagara Casinos, Mario Kontomerkos, CEO of Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment and Stephen Rigby, President & CEO of Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corporation
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Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) has signed a Casino Operating and Services Agreement (COSA) with MGE Niagara Entertainment Inc. (MGE) for the Niagara Gaming Bundle.

This is the latest step in the transformation of land-based gaming in Ontario, which is creating the conditions for a vibrant gaming industry and bringing jobs and investment to communities across the province.

MGE now assumes responsibility for the day-to-day operations of Fallsview Casino Resort and Casino Niagara. MGE will also operate the future 5,000-seat Niagara Falls Entertainment Centre.

OLG has an internationally-recognized Responsible Gambling (RG) program and embeds its high standards for RG into the contracts it has with service providers.

OLG provides the provincial government with its largest source of non-tax revenue. Modernization helps OLG provide more money to Ontario for key government services.

 

About Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment:

Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment (MGE) is a master developer and operator of premier global integrated entertainment resorts, including Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut and Inspire in Incheon, South Korea. MGE is owner, developer, and/or manager of integrated entertainment resorts throughout the United States, including Connecticut, New Jersey, Washington, Pennsylvania, Louisiana, Northern Asia, and Niagara Falls, Canada. MGE is owner and operator of Connecticut Sun, a professional basketball team in the WNBA and New England Black Wolves, a professional lacrosse team in the National Lacrosse League. For more information on MGE and our properties, visit mohegangaming.com

About OLG:

OLG is the Ontario government agency that delivers gaming entertainment in a socially responsible manner. OLG conducts and manages gaming facilities, the sale of province-wide lottery games, PlayOLG Internet gaming, the delivery of bingo and other electronic gaming products at Charitable Gaming Centres and is helping to build a more sustainable horse racing industry in Ontario. Since 1975, OLG has provided nearly $50 billion to the Province and the people of Ontario. These payments to the province support the operation of hospitals, amateur sport through the Quest for Gold program, local and provincial charities and problem gambling prevention, treatment and research.

All for Here – 100 per cent of OLG’s proceeds are invested in Ontario

Source: OLG

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