There is no greater good than making a charitable donation. Credit goes to Gateway Casinos & Entertainment for their generous contributions totaling CA$78k.
Across three provinces, Gateway oversees a total of 26 casinos and gambling halls. It has been a challenging year, yet the company saw fit to give back. Many organizations rely on such support and the gaming giant came through with flying colors.
The Sault Ste. Marie Soup Kitchen Community Center is particularly grateful as is the entire local community.
With a gaming venue in their midst, residents enjoy the benefits of such altruism. The community coffers are filled with evidence of local loyalty and concern.
A top priority
The gaming operator has a great reputation for charity and continues making contributions and allocations. This is certainly an incredible feat, given the recent down time.
In fact, Gateway had to shut down its nationwide operations in the middle of March and the doors remained closed for almost a year. Gateway Casino Sault Ste. Marie only received the green light to reopen a few months ago, albeit limited to slot machines.
Table games were deemed a specific danger in terms of physical distancing. Occupancy limits of no more than 50 patrons allowed to frequent the casino floor at any given time were imposed.
Challenges have been overcome
Gateway was able to face many challenges and fought for survival in 2020. It kept employment operations afloat despite little to no income generated at its various shuttered gaming locations.
Survival of the company is widely applauded. Privately founded in 1992, Gateway Casinos & Entertainment has been a major employer across Ontario, British Columbia, and Alberta. It was eligible for support from the Canada Enterprise Emergency Funding Corporation last year.
Of note, Gateway has been able to secure a CA$200 million loan from government. It has now confirmed the rehiring of the 8,000 staff laid off early in 2020.