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Company building Delta casino focusing on future 'new normal'

The B.C. Lottery Corporation gave its approval for the Delta casino project in 2018, following city council’s earlier go-ahead
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The Delta casino project before the pandemic was scheduled to open in late 2021.

B.C. casinos are still closed due to the pandemic but progress is slowly being made on the construction of the new gaming facility in the City of Delta.

The $87 million Cascades Casino Delta has begun to take shape in recent weeks with a reduced on-site workforce due to COVID-19 public health restrictions.

A spokesperson with Gateway Casino & Entertainment Ltd. told the Optimist that the construction of the elevated concrete slab is nearing completion and work is starting on the steel structure nearest to the highway. 

The tall concrete structures that are visible from the highway are the elevator shafts. 

Work on the roads surrounding the main driveway will commence in the next few months.

As far as a timeline when the new hotel/casino complex next to the interchange of highways 99 and 17A will open, the company won’t provide an estimated date at this time.

Gateway notes that’s because its resources continue to be focused on re-opening its existing casinos, when they are permitted to do so, and adjusting to the challenges of the “new normal’ that COVID-19 has brought to the gaming industry.

Gateway notes that once it has re-opened its operations, it will be able to provide further details on the Delta project.

Located at the former Delta Town & Country Inn site, the facility will include a 40,000-square-foot gaming floor with up to 600 slot machines and 30 gaming tables, as well as a Match Eatery & Public House, a buffet and Atlas Steak + Fish restaurant.