Gateway Casinos & Entertainment mourns loss of CEO Tony Santo

August 21, 2023
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The company President said Santos will be deeply missed.

Canadian company Gateway Casinos & Entertainment has released a statement regarding the recent passing of its CEO and Director Tony Santo. The executive died unexpected last Thursday.

Company President Tolek Strukoff took a moment to express Gateway’s sorrow and commented on his contributions and achievements while with the group.

He said, "It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Tony Santo. Tony joined Gateway as our President and Chief Executive Officer in October 2013 and became a Director in July 2017. His mission was to establish Gateway as Canada's premier entertainment and gaming company. You could often find Tony visiting sites and staff from dawn to dusk connecting about their work, families, and lives.

“Tony was an iconic leader in the US and Canada and grew Gateway from a small regional gaming company to one of the largest gaming companies in Canada. However, Tony would say himself he didn't do it – we did it together."

Strukoff went on to say that Santo’s loss will be deeply felt throughout the company and extended the group’s condolences to the surviving family.

He concluded by saying, "Tony was an outstanding leader, colleague and friend, and he will be greatly missed.

“On behalf of all of Gateway's employees, I extend our deepest sympathies to the entire Santo family."

Gateway Casinos & Entertainment currently owns 29 gaming properties throughout Canada, including those in the provinces of British Columbia and Ontario. The group also runs two locations in Edmonton, Alberta.

The company recently celebrated its 30-year anniversary.


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