February 2017 (Redwood Meadows, Alberta Canada) – Next month, Gerry Gionet will launch All Nations Casino, a new online gambling brand and a new hope for First Nations and Tribes in North America. First Nations entrepreneur Gerry Gionet, the driving force behind the new venture, is the President and CEO of Golden Arrow which will manage the new online casino’s operations and marketing.
All Nations Casino will be a deluxe, full-service online casino, lottery and sportsbook. It will be owned and managed by First Nations staff and will reflect the values and spirit of that community. It will even feature a selection of tribal-themed slots. But it will welcome players from across Canada or anywhere in the world.
The venture will run on the Alteatec iGaming Management System. Altea Gaming will provide games, software and affiliate systems. Initially, there will be about 300 slots and table games. The sportsbook will be linked with one of the biggest German sportsbooks, Tipster.de (formerly Bet90).
Having run a large-scale construction company and managed major construction projects in the Alberta oil sands, Gionet is a savvy businessman and a respected leader within the First Nations community that he serves. His motives in launching this online casino are different than most.
“Low world oil prices have resulted in widespread unemployment among First Nations people in this part of the world,” said Gionet from the office in Redwood Meadows, Alberta, where he overseas his construction business. “And the community is still rebuilding after last summer’s devastating wildfires. From marketing to customer service, igaming creates clean, sustainable, professional jobs. Our people need work and opportunity. We’re doing this to create jobs – good jobs – for First Nations people.”
“Our economic future continues to be focused on creating meaningful jobs including projects such as this,” said Eric Tootoosis of the Poundmaker Nation in support of the project.
This isn’t Gionet’s first foray into the online gambling business. In 2012, he created GEObet, a turnkey igaming platform for taking Indian communities online. Gionet was unhappy with the management company he’d contracted, though. He wanted more control of his own company and he wanted more jobs created for his own people. He shut down GEObet and rebuilt from the ground up.
“We learned a lot from that first venture,” said Gionet. “We were paying our management company too much and didn’t have enough control over our own business. This time it’s different.”
Golden Arrow Worldwide will launch All Nations Casino in March.
Gerry Gionet, CEO
Golden Arrow Worldwide Ltd.
Larry Colcy, Publicist
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About Golden Arrow Worldwide Ltd.
Based in the Redwood Meadows, Alberta, Canada, Gerry Gionet is developing an international top-level online gaming site called All Nations Casino. Golden Arrow Worldwide Ltd. has been contracted to manage its marketing deployment. The company will use a variety of digital marketing strategies to drive traffic to the casino and sportsbook.
About All Nations Casino & Sportsbook
Owned, operated and managed by First Nations and Tribal business people, All Nations Casino offers a wide selection of slots and casino games provided by Alteatec Gaming. Its sportsbook, provided by Tipster.de, takes bets on all major sports. Licensed in Curacao, the company welcomes players from all over the world.
About Gerry Gionet
Gerry Gionet has worked in the construction industry for over 35 years. He has demonstrated his entrepreneurial and executive excellence over the years in the oil and gas, mining and steel sectors. He spent four years working in New York City with the Mohawks before establishing his own business. Leading his businesses with significant levels of achievement and entrepreneurship, he founded his own steel corporation in 1996 to service the oil sands. His dedication to First Nation job creation in the skilled trades designation landed him many awards and recognition from industry, governments and peers. In 2012 he created and founded Golden Arrow to expand into technology and ecommerce. He is the founder of All Nations Casino, GEObet, Northern Bear Casino and Shone Casino. Gionet will contribute to accelerating Igaming growth and profitability in the region and further promote the position of tribal branding as an ecommerce world leader in converging technology.