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Lessons learned from Burnaby to make Delta casino more accessible

Gateway provided an overview of the mobility and accessibility features at the Cascade Delta Casino project
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Gateway says recommendations to accommodate several disability groups have been integrated to the Cascade Delta design.

Representatives with Gateway Casino and Entertainment Ltd. last week made a presentation to a city advisory committee to highlight the accessibility features that will be part of the new Delta casino complex.

The Mobility and Accessibility Committee was told the Cascades Casino Delta would have such features as, among other things, additional accessible parking stalls in the parkade that will be close to entrances, wheelchair ramps where needed between levels in the parkade, an accessible ramp up from the street level to the restaurant patio, wheelchair accessible wickets at the cash cage, which would be at a lower height, wheelchair accessible bathroom stalls, trained first aid attendants on every shift and wheelchair-wide spacing between slot machines.

The committee was told the company will implement lessons learned from its Grand Villa facility in Burnaby as well as recommendations from the World Health Organization.

“Utmost care has been taken to make the facility more accessible to people regardless of their physical ability,” according to Gateway.

The company also notes, “Anticipation of usage of the facility, by an increasingly active community of people with disabilities and at the same time, accommodate the needs of a steadily aging population, has been mindfully considered in the current design.”

Construction continues on the Cascades Casino Delta, but Gateway has yet to give a timeline on an anticipated opening date.

Gateway recently announced it signed a partnership with a hotel operator for the hotel now under construction.

A Delta by Marriott Hotel will be part of the complex next to the interchange of highways 99 and 17A.