Delta’s upcoming $70-million-worth gambling and hotel venue has changed its layout. This was disclosed during an open house meeting held this Thursday. Representatives from Gateway Casinos and Entertainment Ltd. and British Columbia Lottery Corporation held the said open house meeting at Delta Town and Country Inn.
Gateway spokespeople informed the guests of the meeting that the layout of the project would remain largely the same. The look of the upcoming gambling and hotel facility, however, has “evolved”, one representative explained. The final design of the precinct has been submitted to Delta as part its administration to the complex.
Among the modifications proposed by the project’s owners are a new water feature as well as a new cover over an enhanced body. The modifications, representatives say, aim to create a “sense of arrival”.
Nearly 30 guests gathered to hear what Gateway and BCLC had to say about the changes of the design of their venture. Company representatives said they were happy to receive feedback as this has positively influenced their choice for location. It has been decided that the precinct will be built at the Delta Town and Country Inn site. However, some information has not been disclosed yet, including whether the gambling venue will have a sports book or not. Gateway explains that at present all they are working on is the outlook of the precinct.
The $70-million-worth project includes a 5-storey building. A hotel with 116 rooms, a conference room, numerous dining venues as well as a casino with up to 600 slots and 24 gaming tables will be placed within the building.
In terms of gambling, the project will have an average capacity. While projects like the River Rock Casino Resort and Starlight Casino are much bigger than Gateway’s project, gambling venues like Chances or Elements, have much smaller capacity.
Gateway’s Project Realisation
In earlier statements, Gateway has said that their venture will seek to work with and leverage the knowledge of local businesses and community members, as locals would undoubtedly be better informed.
Construction work is expected to begin this autumn and the complex is said to open in October 2020. Gateway says their project will help Delta’s economy not only financially, but also by creating up to 700 new jobs.
Gateway held three other open house meetings late last year, all centered around the $70 million investment. Another event is to be held on January 24 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., again at the Delta Town and Country Inn. With participation prices between $35 and $45, anyone interested can take part in the event.
What is more, the City of Delta will also hold various meetings centered around the casino application. The meetings will be held in February, with the first of them being on Thursday, February 1. The meeting will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. at Harris Barn.