Gateway Casinos & Entertainment recently celebrated the grand opening of the transformed Palace Casino to Starlight Casino Edmonton.
Located in West Edmonton Mall, Gateway's latest development includes 120,000 square feet of entertainment and gaming space and features their latest brand creation, Halley's Club – a dining and entertainment experience where the nostalgic supper club and showcase theater, mingle with classic cabaret concepts of vintage eras.
"Today marks the start of the next chapter at the iconic West Edmonton Mall," said Tony Santo, CEO of Gateway Casinos. "For many decades, Canadians have flocked here to experience this one-of-a-kind shopping and entertainment experience. We believe Starlight Casino Edmonton is the perfect compliment to this Canadian landmark."
Gateway announced that the Starlight Casino employees have selected The Stollery Children's Hospital Foundation as the charity partner for the grand opening. From September 26 thru October 31, portions of the sites' food and beverage sales will be donated to The Stollery in support of the important work that they do in Edmonton throughout the province to give the sickest kids the best chance to live a long and healthy life.
"The addition of Starlight Casino will not only create hundreds of jobs but also allow Edmontonians and visitors to enjoy another great option for food and entertainment in our city," said Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson.
"The opening of Starlight Casino adds to the many world class entertainment options available to Albertans and our visitors. With more than 300 new jobs – and $57 million dollars of investment – it is another sign of investor confidence in our growing economy," said Deron Bilous, minister of economic development and trade.
The Starlight Casino brand will provide guests with the glitz, glamour and vintage feel of retro Vegas in a high energy atmosphere, centered around dining, gaming and entertainment experiences. Starlight Casino will feature many of Gateway's most successful signature restaurant brands like MATCH Eatery & Public House, ATLAS Steak + Fish, The Buffet, CHOW Lucky Noodle Bar and the debut of Gateway's latest brand creation, Halley's Club – a dining and entertainment club that will reinvent the classics.
This opening also signals the debut the first ever REPLAY arena. Located on the Starlight gaming floor, REPLAY is an innovative, immersive, multi-sensory space that combines the action and energy of gaming with a distinct party atmosphere. REPLAY is a new way to game which includes an interactive space for connected table game play, live action digital horse racing, a unique social Roulette table, a DJ booth, custom lighting equipment and an expansive video wall.