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Delta’s multi-million dollar casino taking shape

Grand opening announcement should come sometime later this year
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Construction is progressing on the $87 million Cascades Delta Casino, along with the adjacent Delta Hotels by Marriott in Ladner.

Massey Tunnel commuters these days can’t help but notice how the $87 million Cascades Delta Casino is taking shape.

Located at the former Delta Town & Country Inn site, the facility will include a 40,000-square-foot gaming floor with 500 slot machines, eight live table games and four-to-six electronic table games based on game and terminal configuration for stadium-style gaming, as well as a Match Eatery & Public House, the Buffet and Atlas Steak + Fish Restaurant.

It’s expected to bring hundreds of new jobs to the city.

According to Gateway Casinos and Entertainment Limited spokesperson Tanya Gabara, the exterior and interior of the complex is bustling with construction even as workers deal with COVID-19 related guidelines.

“The construction of the Cascades Casino Delta is progressing well and we continue to be vigilant on following the relevant health safety guidelines to ensure we have a safe environment for our workers and the community,” said Gabara. “While driving by the site, you can see some of the exterior features like the unique sweeping porte-cochere, which will be a spectacular entrance for arriving guests. Our signature restaurants like Match Eatery & Public House and the Buffet are also taking shape on the inside. The electrical and data infrastructure and cash cage installation are now complete. The construction of the raised floor gaming area and other amenities like the Glacier Bar will be begin soon.”

Gabara could not pinpoint an exact opening date, but that should happen in the months ahead.

“As we are very much in active construction it remains too early to speak to the grand opening timing particularly as we continue to focus on the recovery of our existing businesses which were shuttered for many months during COVID,” she added. 

“In the coming months, we will have exciting news to share on the grand opening timing and our employment recruitment campaign, which will feature hundreds of new jobs coming to the community of Delta.”

It was announced back in September, a Delta Hotels by Marriott would be part of the complex, featuring a five-storey hotel and up to 120 rooms, plus meeting spaces. The hotel amenities will include a luxurious day spa, resort style outdoor pool and hot tub, along with a state-of-the-art fitness facility. The hotel complex is also under construction.

In a Meridian Development and P.R. Hotels news release, Jeff Krivoshen of P.R. Hotels said at the time, “We are very excited to be a part of this development, and to work with both Gateway and Marriott to bring this Delta hotel to the city. We are proud of this location, being only 15 minutes from Vancouver International Airport to the north, and 15 minutes from the Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal to the south.”

The B.C. Lottery Corporation approved the casino location four years ago, following Delta council’s earlier approval, but the provincial Ministry of Transportation didn’t sign off on the project until 2019.