Gateway Reveals Detailed Info On Planned Casino In Delta
Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited has revealed the detailed information about its plans to build a casino, hotel and entertainment complex in Delta, British Columbia.
The entire complex, whose cost is estimated at around C$70 million will consist of a casino with up to 600 slots and 24 game tables on premises, conference facilities, a pub and a restaurant, along with a five-story hotel with 116 rooms.
New Jobs and More Money For the City
According to available information, the new complex will provide up to 700 new jobs, and will contribute between C$1.5 and C$3 million to the city budget on a yearly basis.
Tanya Gabara, Public Relations Director at Gateway said the company was committed to building a venue that would suit the needs of the player in the area. She added the operator wanted to include the community in determining which of the four Gateway brands would arrive in Delta.
Gateway’s casino brands – The Cascades, Grand Villa, Playtime Gaming, and Starlight – are currently present in Burnaby, Langley, and New Westminster, and bring a distinctive offer to set them apart in the market.
At this moment, each of the Gateway’s venues is going through a rebranding process, with a special focus on the needs of the local communities.
BCLC Gave the Green Light Despite the Initial Objections
The provincial gambling regulator, the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) approved the Gateway’s project in Ladner, one of the three communities that comprise Delta, back in September, after much discussion.
The approval surprised even the people from Gateway, since BCLC expressed reservations about the site on several occasions, mainly due to the proximity of the River Rock Casino, but also because it was close to the Surrey market.
Public consultations, organized by the municipal authorities, were held in November and will continue in the near future.