Gateway Casinos & Entertainment is one of the leading casino operators in Canada and its support to the casino host communities has been proved over the years. Some CA$78,000 generated by gambling operation has been donated to various charity organizations and non-profit organizations on a national scale. The Sault Ste. Marie Soup Kitchen Community Center is among the beneficiaries.
Gaming locations have a way of improving the local community with their regular gaming revenue allocations going straight towards the city coffers and various local projects. They are also capable of generating the support needed for local charitable organizations and groups, once again using the gaming revenue generated on the premises of the gaming hotspot. Gateway Casinos works with this goal in mind.
Gaming Revenue Support
Gateway Casinos Sault Ste. Marie is one of the popular gaming locations in the region and this has been the case over the past two decades of gambling operation. The casino operator aims to solidify its position as the supporters of various charitable and non-profit organizations with its regular donations and financial support flowing their way.
This remains the leading principle regardless of the circumstances and the unprecedented situation on a national and global scale over the past ten months. Gateway Casinos recently announced that the leader has donated some CA$78,000 over the holiday season, supporting the daily operation of local food banks. Along with those, Canada witnessed the gambling revenue support of various Christmas bureaus making the holiday season more special for many individuals.
Non-profit organizations also benefited from a slice of the CA$78,000 pie. This amount was generated despite the challenging conditions over the past year. The casino operator closed its brick-and-mortar casino venues and gambling halls mid-March and they remained such over a large portion of 2020. Gateway Casino Sault Ste. Marie received a green light to recommence its operation in the early fall.
Charities Receive Money
The month of October witnessed the brick-and-mortar gambling hotspot of Sault Ste. Marie welcome back individuals ready to try their luck and win big as a result of it. Slot machines available on the premises of the gambling hall were ready to change people’s lives once again, this time with special health and safety measures implemented. Some of the gambling devices were switched off in order to promote physical distancing.
United Steelworkers Local 8748 is the labor union representing some 100 individuals employed there and back then it pointed out that the heads-up for returning of daily operation was given only a week ahead of the official reopening. Regardless of that, many individuals returned and participated in in-person gambling on a daily basis, as the lockdown had made this impossible for months ahead.
Ever since the casino venue launched operation, financial support has been an ongoing one. Over that period, the city has received upwards of CA$31 million in casino cash. The fall of 2019 saw the vacant patch of land spark speculations regarding possible non-tourism development. More details will be revealed in the future.