Gateway Casinos Thunder Bay

OLG Casino Thunder Bay is now officially called Gateway Casinos Thunder Bay. The property is located in Thunder Bay, a city in the northern part of Ontario, and offers a wide range of gaming options for casino lovers, including slots and table games.

Poker lovers are also in for a treat, as the casino features three poker tables where you can play real money cash games.

Moreover, the property features an interesting dining option and various promotions for regular visitors. It’s also a part of the My Club Rewards program, which offers lucrative benefits to club members.

Gateway Casinos Thunder Bay

  • Address: 50 Cumberland St S P7B 5L4, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 5L4 Canada
  • Owner: Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited
  • Operator: Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited
  • Hours of operation: 24/7 (check out latest working hours)
  • Casino games: 450+ slots and 14 table games
  • Sportsbook: No
  • Poker room: Yes

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Casino at Gateway Casinos Thunder Bay

Gateway Casinos Thunder Bay in Ontario is a relatively small property compared to many other US and Canadian casinos. It features 450+ slots and has 12+ table games, some of which are specialized for live poker. The gaming floor is about 14,000 square feet, and it’s usually open 24/7. However, please check the latest information about hours of operation as they may change in the future.

Slot machines

With more than 450 slots, visitors of this casino have plenty to choose from. Some of the popular titles you’ll find on the gaming floor are:

  • Bonnie and Clyde
  • Double Diamond Free Games
  • 5 Dragons Gold
  • Golden Festival
  • Twin Fire Featuring Quick Hit and Hot Shot
  • Ultra Stack Rising Dragon
  • Game of Thrones
  • China Shores
  • Black Knight
  • Jurassic Park
  • Money Blast
  • Lago Di Amore

The betting limits for most slots are $0.01 to $5, and lucky players can even trigger the top jackpot that is usually above $20,000.

Table games

Last time we checked, there were a total of 11 table games devoted to several popular casino games, including:

  • 4-Card Poker
  • Mississippi Stud
  • Let It Ride
  • Blackjack
  • Roulette

My Club Rewards program

Gateway Casinos Thunder Bay is part of the My Club Rewards program, which is available to many businesses in Ontario. It means you can earn and redeem points not only in the Thunder Bay casino but also in many other places across the Heartland Province.

You can collect tier points by playing slot games, video poker, and e-table games. You’ll receive one tier point for every $10 on slots, $20 on video poker, and $40 on e-table games. All points that you collect will help you progress through the levels of the program. Here’s a short overview:

  • Rewards level
  • Silver level
  • Gold level
  • Elite level
  • Ultra level

As a basic member, you’ll be able to redeem reward points for free slot play, earn comp points, receive some discounts at participating restaurants, and earn bonuses on selected days. Moreover, you’ll have a chance to qualify for a wide array of things, including special slot tournaments, member-only events, exclusive birthday offers, exclusive contests and promotions, gift giveaways, mail offers, and email offers.

Once you reach 1,000 points, you’ll reach the Silver level, where you’ll get a 5% My Club Rewards points bonus.

If you collect 5,000 points, you’ll get a 10% My Club Rewards points bonus. Everyone who reaches this level will also receive all the previous benefits, in addition to exclusive invites for other events.

To become an elite member and get even better benefits, members need to collect 25,000+ points.

Finally, Ultra members are invite-only, so if you collect more than 25,000 points, you can expect an invite for the top-tier treatment. Some of the benefits you’ll receive are exclusive to Casino Rama Resort and include main entrance valet, hotel valet, priority check-in, and priority restaurant seating.

Please take into account that tier points for your membership level are counted annually and reset every April 1.

Gateway Casinos Thunder Bay poker room

There are currently three poker tables available at Gateway Casinos Thunder Bay. At the moment, only cash games are available where you can play Texas Hold’Em. As far as we know, the property is not hosting any tournaments.

Thunder Bay Casino amenities

Dining options & menu

There’s currently one dining option available at this property — The Getaway Restaurant.

The Getaway Restaurant

The Getaway Restaurant is a fully-licensed dining property that’s also operated by Getaway. It offers a wide variety of dining and drinking options. It works as an all-in-one place, offering light meals, snacks, and all kinds of beverages.

If you’re looking to start your day with a tasty meal, you can select one of the two breakfast options — All Day Breakfast or Max Bet. All Day Breakfast costs $10 and includes eggs, fries, bacon, ham, sausage, and toast. Max Bet is similar, except that you get three eggs instead of two, and a sausage. Its current price is $15.

Visitors who want to begin with starters have plenty of options to choose from, including crab & lobster dip, coconut shrimp, quesadilla, deep-fried pickles, chicken fingers & fries, chicken wings, shrimp gratin, French onion soup, and soup of the day.

Those who prefer salads will be able to choose between a taco salad, garden salad, or Caesar salad.

The restaurant also has a decent selection of burgers and sandwiches, which are served with one choice on the side. You can pick golden mashed potato, rice, baked potato, french fries, vegetable soup, and more. Some wrap options include veggie wrap and a taco wrap, and available sandwiches are Philly sandwich, Reuben sandwich, hot sandwich, steak sandwich, full house club sandwich, daily sandwich, and chicken parm sandwich. The Gateway Restaurant offers the option to build your own burger.

There’s also a fantastic selection of entrees, including beer-battered fish & chips, liver & onions, Salisbury steak dinner, vegetable stir fry, Shepherd’s pie, Atlantic salmon, 10oz strip loin, BBQ baby back ribs, roasted chicken dinner, chicken parm dinner, pasta marinara, chicken broccoli casserole, and seafood fettuccine.

Needless to say, the restaurant also offers plenty of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. If you’re a beer lover, you’ll find plenty of tap options, including Budweiser, Alexander Keith’s India Pale Ale, Mill St. Original Organic Lager, Stella Artois, and Northern Lager. If you’re more into bottled beer, you’ll be able to choose from Budweiser, Bud Light, Crystal, Blue Light, Blue, Michelob Ultra, Corona, and Budweiser. There are also three local beer options — 360 Pale Ale, Suitana, Lakeside, and Forgotten Blueberry Ale.

The restaurant offers several great white and red wine options, such as Jackson Trigg’s and Inniskillin.

Coffee lovers can choose one of the four following options: Spanish, B-52, Irish, Bailey’s, or Kahlua Coffee.

Gateway Casinos Thunder Bay history

Many people still refer to it as OLG Casino Thunder Bay, but the property was renamed a couple of years ago when the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation sold the casino to Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited (GCEL), which is one of the biggest casino operator in Canada at the moment. The deal was finalized in 2017 when GCEL received a license to operate the casino for 20 years.

GCEL currently operates 25 casinos across Ontario and British Columbia, in addition to properties in Edmonton (Grand Villa Casino). There are approximately 8,200 people working for this operator.

Gateway operates a total of 423 table games, 48 poker tables, 14,000+ slots, and 82 food and beverage outlets. The company has been in the business for more than 25 years.

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