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Gateway gives update on new Delta casino opening (PHOTOS)

The facility is located at the former Town & Country site next to the George Massey Tunnel

Delta residents will be playing slots at the new Cascades Casino Delta in the next few months.

While no opening date has been announced, Gateway Casino & Entertainment Ltd. confirmed to the Optimist that it is anticipating that the new casino rapidly taking shape next to the interchange of highways 99 and 17A will have a grand opening this fall.

The $87 million casino/hotel complex will include a 40,000-square-foot gaming floor with approximately 500 slot machines, 18 live table games and four-to-six electronic table games based on game and terminal configuration for stadium-style gaming.

The facility won’t have a sportsbook but will have a Match Eatery & Public House, a buffet and Atlas Steak + Fish Restaurant.

A spokesperson for Gateway said the recent installation of the exterior signage is an exciting milestone and landscaping and road works are nearing completion. 

Interior work also continues to move along at a good pace as wall coverings and painting are nearing completion in the buffet restaurant. The carpeting in the casino is in progress and all the woodwork details are being installed inside Match.

More news about the casino will be coming in the next few weeks including Gateway’s employment recruitment campaign, which will feature hundreds of new jobs coming to Delta.

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

Construction slowed down when the COVID-19 pandemic hit.

As far as the hotel, a Delta by Marriott Hotel is part of the complex.

A news release last September when the partnership was announced stated a Delta by Marriott Hotel represents one of Marriott’s premium brands and brings the Delta area “a truly upscale” hotel property.

The hotel operator didn’t specify how many rooms will be in the hotel but, in its application to the City of Delta, Gateway indicated the project would include a five-storey, 116-to-120 room hotel with meeting spaces.