Gaming centre to open

Chances: Facility features slot machines, bingo games

The chance of playing slot machines or bingo in Salmon Arm will increase dramatically come July 20.

Chances Salmon Arm, a gaming centre that’s been under construction on Adams Lake band land at 10th Street SW and the Trans-Canada Highway, former home of the GM car dealership, will officially open its doors on Monday.

The Berezan Group is leasing the land and will operate Chances. President Ralph Berezan told the Market News the gaming centre will open to the public at noon.

A grand opening ceremony, by invitation, will begin with a blessing and smudging by Joseph Johnny at 11 a.m. Live music by Shoe Swap will go from 1 to 3 p.m.

The Chances Salmon Arm Facebook page states the restaurant will serve a limited menu for the first five days and, on Friday, July 24, the full menu will be launched.

Bingo will also begin on Friday.

The gaming centre covers about 22,000 square feet and will include 100-plus slot machines and bingo tables, a restaurant, lounge and an outdoor patio.

Chances recently held a hiring fair that attracted about 500 people to fill approximately 85 positions.

Seventeen Chances gaming centres are already operating in B.C., with the closest two in Kamloops and Kelowna.

 

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