Cascades Casino Delta in Ladner is one of the topics of wide discussion in the region, as the CA$87-million project is still in its construction phase. Gateway Casinos & Entertainment is going to oversee its operation once it is done, but at this point, no timeline for its opening has been announced a couple of years after the project was first announced.
Gateway Casinos & Entertainment is working on the construction of a brand new casino complex that is expected to welcome individuals from near and far with its diverse gaming offerings. The casino project received approval for the location back in the fall months of 2018 and ever since then work on it has been in progress.
The casino operator has been working towards the eventual launch of the casino complex in the foreseeable future. The City Council gave a green light to Cascades Casino Delta mid-2018, but the Ministry of Highways was another hurdle for it, further slowing the process. Right now, construction of the future casino hotspot continues, despite the unprecedented situation in the region and around the globe.
In order to protect construction workers taking care of this phase of the project, they work on site with a reduced workforce. This makes it possible for them to keep their distance and continue their daily job. This eventually leaves its impact on the timeline, as it slows down the construction. It could be recalled that Gateway Casinos issued a statement at the beginning of 2020, making it clear that it aims to launch operation on the premises of the new casino by the end of 2021.
The unprecedented situation put these words to the test and changed plans for Cascades Casino Delta, with many months of no constructions on site and the subsequent partly returning of workers. Projections are that the year 2022 could see its official launch.
Projections for 2021
However, the casino leader has not issued its official timeline when it comes to this large project in Ladner. The casino complex will come with a hotel venue, introducing a partner to the gaming and hospitality project. Gateway Casinos has already chosen the third-party that will oversee its daily operation and build the hotel building. Gateway Casinos Spokesperson Tanya Gabara recently clarified that the underground foundation and additional work is almost done.
Once this phase is over, the construction work will move on to create the elevated slab that will support Cascades Casino Delta and the adjacent hotel building. Ms. Gabara also made it clear that for the time being reopening casino locations and gambling halls that suspended their operation late last year is a top priority, as the gaming revenue generated will further support the construction of new venues.
When it comes to British Columbia, the casinos had to close in March 2020 and they have remained such to this day, as the provincial government deems it unsafe for them to reopen. Cascades Casino Delta will introduce locals to Match Eatery and Public House, Atlas Steak + Fish, and The Buffet, and create many new job positions for locals.