Find the events going on in celebration at Gateway Casinos in Canada
Gateway Casinos & Entertainment has signed a multi-year agreement to serve as the official land-based casino partner of the NFL in Canada. Gateway gains the right to use NFL trademarks in Canada to promote its properties around key NFL events, including the NFL Draft, Pro Bowl and Super Bowl.
The National Football League (NFL) is one of the world’s most popular sports leagues, comprised of 32 franchises that compete each year to win the Super Bowl, the world’s biggest annual sporting event. Founded in 1920, the NFL is a professional American football league consisting of 32 teams, divided equally between the National Football Conference(NFC) and the American Football Conference (AFC). The NFL is one of the four major professional sports leagues in North America and the highest professional level of American football in the world. The NFL’s 17-week regular season runs from early September to late December, with each team playing 16 games and having one bye week. Following the conclusion of the regular season, six teams from each conference (four division winners and two wild card teams) advance to the playoffs, a single-elimination tournament culminating in the Super Bowl, which is usually held on the first Sunday in February and is played between the champions of the NFC and AFC.
According to the Gateway Casinos chief marketing and communications officer Carrie Kormosm they are thrilled to partner with the NFL in Canada as their first Canadian land-based casino partner as they know there are millions of football fans across Canada and to be able to offer exclusive, unique experiences to them at Gateway properties is very exciting.
This news comes at such an exciting time as the NFL is celebrating 100 years of football this season and Gateway look forward to celebrating with them as a new partner in Canada. The agreement means Gateway will have the right to use NFL trademarks in Canada to promote their properties during key NFL events, including the NFL draft, Pro Bowl, and Super Bowl.
As part of the agreement, Gateway’s MATCH Eatery & Public House will be the exclusive presenting sponsor of the NFL Fantasy App. According to NFL Canada managing director David Thomson, NFL Canada is truly proud to be working with Gateway to collaborate and help accelerate its business in Canada and like the NFL and its players, Gateway sets itself apart in the market through unparalleled teamwork and commitment to excellence, which makes this new partnership so powerful in Canada.
It’s an exciting day at Gateway! We are proud to announce that we are now the official casino partner of the #NFL in Canada and presenting sponsor of the NFL Fantasy App. Join us on August 22 to celebrate this amazing partnership. https://t.co/Hr71TGAkWc
— Gateway Casinos (@GatewayCasinos) August 13, 2019
The events planned by Gateway for NFL Season
Beginning with the NFL Fantasy Draft, this multi-year sponsorship is focused on Gateway offering unique NFL experiences for their visitors and players throughout their casino and food and beverage properties. As said above Gateway and MATCH Eatery & Public House locations will be the ultimate gameday destination for customers and football fans throughout the NFL season leading all the way through to the Super Bowl. From interactive game day décor, to unique opportunities to meet NFL players and alumni, and exclusive promotions; football fans will be treated to a fully immersive NFL experience from the moment they enter the venue.
To officially launch the partnership and get everyone ready for the 2019 NFL season, Gateway has several marquee events planned for coming months:
The Official Kickoff Tailgate Party – On August 22nd to celebrate the partnership and watch the Oakland Raiders host the Green Bay Packers in Canada. Gateway’s Casino Rama Resort in Rama, ON hosted a kickoff event at Simcoe Yard House and guests attending Starlight Casino in New Westminster, BC had the opportunity to get up close and snap a picture with the coveted Vince Lombardi Trophy. All locations had tailgate activities, the chance to win fantastic prizes and enjoy signature game day food and drink specials.
Gateway’s NFL Fantasy Football Draft- Event was scheduled this month on August 8 and will be up to September 6, 2019. It’s Fantasy Pool Season and Gateway and MATCH are the official partner of the NFL Fantasy App so Gateway want groups to come in and host their draft parties with them. All groups who book a draft party at any of Gateway locations will be entered to win a trip for ten to an NFL game to be awarded on November 2nd through MyClubEatandDrink.com.
Gateway’s NFL Pick’Em Pool – Beginning on September 5th, participants can sign up to test their skill at picking each week’s NFL game winner to take home their share of a $15,000 prize pool – prizing will be awarded weekly, monthly and the grand prize will be drawn the day following the end of the regular season. Guests can also be entered to win fantastic prizes, and receive exclusive NFL game day specials by going to MyClubEatandDrink.com.
Run For The Money Kiosk Promotion: Beginning today from August 28 to October 27, 2019 you can swipe daily to enter and receive instant prizes and rewards including NFL merchandize, food & beverage offers, bonus ballots, etc. They will select from a variety of NFL branded football helmets to reveal their instant win prize. Bi-weekly prize draws at all participating sites will take place where draw winners must toss a nerf football through an NFL branded game board to determine their prize. On October 27, one lucky winner will win a trip for two to the Super Bowl LIV in Miami, Florida.
Join the fun at Gateway casinos across its 27 gaming properties in British Columbia, Ontario and Edmonton and Alberta. Note that Gateway casinos boasts approximately 440 table games (including 48 poker tables), 13,915 slots, 93 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. Some of Gateway’s proprietary brands include Match Eatery & Public House, Atlas Steak + Fish and the new Halley’s Club.