At the end of last week, Delta announced that it will be tasking Tsawwassen artist Gary Nay with the responsibility of painting a mural for the new Cascades Casino Delta. The mural is 150-square-metre big, and it is set to be unveiled the Gateway Casinos & Entertainment’s gaming amenity will make grand opens in the fall of this year.
After previous delays, the gaming company shared Cascades Casino Delta will finally make its debut at the end of this summer. The casino is slated to have a premium gaming floor with over 500 slot machines, 18 live table games and stadium-style gaming. It is set to significantly boost Delta’s economy and provide 600 new stable jobs in the area.
Capturing the Cascades Brand
According to Delta, the new 150-square-metre unique piece of art will be placed at the new casino’s lower entrance. Mr. Nay is a self-taught artist and his work offers a one-of-a-kind take on his surroundings, which is described by the administration as thoughtful, with a great sense of play, humourous, and visual intellect in its press release.
Director of Public Relations for Gateway Casinos & Entertainment, Tanya Gabara commented that the company wanted a local artist for the job. She explained that when the company started to look for interesting artwork Mr. Nay immediately fit the description to bring its Cascades brand to life. His work can be seen all over town, including public murals in Ladner Village, at Tsawwassen Town Centre mall and several schools.
In its release, the casino operator elaborated that its Cascades brand is centred around surrounding local elements and nature themes. The company indicated that its designers have opted for cues from nature and redefined them to find their playful side. It described the design as casual and one which offers patrons a place to relax or play or enjoy live shows.
The new Delta casino represents a CA$99.3 million investment in the local economy and creates over 600 jobs for locals. According to the agreement, 10% of the property’s net gaming revenue will be sent to the City of Delta, and according to projections from the British Columbia Lottery Corporation, this will be between CA$2.5 million and CA$3 million per annum.
Recruitment Has Started
In order to fill the hundreds of available positions, last week, Gateway Casinos & Entertainment announced that it will be hosting five in-person job fairs. Dates for the events are August 16, 18, 23, 24, and 25, at the Delta Chamber of Commerce, located at 6201 60th Ave. The remaining three dates of recruitment will focus on food and beverage, dealer, security, and casino operation vacancies.
Since the announcement of the project back in 2018, its construction and launch have been obstructed numerous times. It was on schedule to open at the start of 2020, but due to the unprecedented situation, it did not occur. This was due to the fact that the province enforced strong health and safety protocols and closed down all gaming amenities across B.C. for a while.
Source: Smith, James “Delta artist commissioned to create mural for new casino” North Delta Reporter, August 19, 2022