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Gateway Casinos Make a Responsible Gambling Commitment Following Delta Casino’s Approval

The Canadian gambling operator Gateway Casinos has pledged to take care of its customers’ safety by making a responsible gambling commitment. The latter is crucial as far as the operation of the company in the province of British Columbia is concerned.

The decision of Gateway Casino to make a promise to follow a strict responsible gambling policy comes as a response to the city council’s resolution to grant the company with a final approval for its CA$70-million hotel and casino complex which is set to be raised at the Town & Country site in Ladner. The Chief Executive Officer of the operator, Tony Santo, shared his gratitude for the Delta City Council for taking their project into in-depth consideration over the entire approval process.

So, now, Gateway Casinos has revealed a commitment to the GameSense Program of British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) and promised to do its best to continue to roll out various initiatives related to responsible gambling at all its gambling venues on the territory of the country.

Gateway Casinos Expected to Break Ground on the Project This Fall

The Delta City Council gave the nod to the Delta Cascades Casino project at the end of July, despite the opposition of Richmond. As revealed by Gateway Casinos, the new hotel and casino property will feature an amazing gaming floor, with the Cascades brand expanding its well-established presence in Kamloops, Langley and Penticton.

During a presentation a few months ago, an official of the British Columbia Lottery Corporation shared that approximately 4,000 adult citizens of Delta City are registered to play at casino venues elsewhere in the region. Despite the fact that there has been a gambling market already established, a new casino in the city would also help the sector expand south of the Fraser River.

Also, according to officials, about 3.3% of local gamblers have been facing some issues in terms of gambling. This is exactly why some measures have been already taken by the BCLC, including community-based counseling services to emphasize players’ health and well-being by protecting them from possible gambling-related harm.

The estimated revenue which the British Columbia Lottery Corporation said to be coming to the City of Delta is expected to be at the top end of the initial projection in the range from CA$1.5 million to CA$3 million. The expectations are based on the upcoming opening of the “modest-sized” gambling venue featuring 500 slot machines and 24 gaming tables. Gateway Casinos which are the project’s owners are expected to break ground in the fall after they receive a final approval from the BCLC. The grand opening ceremony of the gambling facility is expected to take place in 2020.

So far, BCLC has remained supportive of the project, with the final decision on the casino and hotel complex waiting for its approval in the upcoming weeks.