Gateway Casino- Construction Underway

On May 2, 2016 Gateway Casinos and Entertainment Ltd started construction as part of the Penticton casino expansion on the South Okanagan Events Centre (SOEC) complex. The new building will include gaming, restaurants and retail to complement the existing destination entertainment choices onsite. It will also be home to the Wine Centre. The new name will be Cascades Casino.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is happening with the Wine Centre? Can I still purchase wines there?

During construction the Wine Centre and Visitor Centre will remain open. They however have moved to a temporary home located on the South-West corner of the SOEC site. Once their permanent facility is ready in the new Cascades Casino, they will return to 553 Vees Drive to the North-East corner of the new building.

How long is construction?

Construction begins May 2 and is anticipated to be complete by Spring 2017. As Construction progresses, please check back regularly for opening information and parking changes. As well, please visit for more details.

Where will I park?

During construction, a portion of parking at the South Okanagan Event Centre complex will be unavailable.  Parking may take longer than usual due to the construction. Please give yourself an extra 10 minutes and be prepared to walk further.

Refer to the map to find parking information. We recommend arriving early to your event during construction.  Due to the changing nature of the construction, parking will change from time to time. Please check the link for the latest info.

SOEC parking map 2016

SOEC parking map key

See full SOEC Complex Parking Map here [PDF - 396 KB]

How can I learn more about this project?

Gateway Casinos has developed a website to provide detailed information on the building and amenities as well as receive further feedback,