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Cascades Casino Delta Sees Project Delays?

Cascades Casino Delta in Ladner is currently under construction but the unprecedented situation might cause a delay in the pace of work, as well as in the ultimate launch date of the casino complex. The number of individuals working on the premises of the construction site have been reduced in number, as to conform to the social distancing recommendations issued mid-March.

Casino enthusiasts have been looking forward to a new casino location to explore and see what it has up for grabs. Gateway Casinos and Entertainment is the casino operator overseeing the project and it could be recalled that the conversation regarding this project has been in progress ever since 2018. The CA$87-million project might take longer than expected to welcome its first casino patrons.

Construction Continues

The number of individuals taking care of the construction on site has been reduced, for their own good, as larger congregations of people are considered being possibly harmful. The dynamically changing situation across Ontario is what has caused the delay, as Gateway spokesperson Tanya Gabara confirmed recently. Construction continues at a slower pace during these trying times, as the casino operator follows the recommendations of government and public health officials.

Ms. Gabara made it clear that for the time being the casino operator cannot make estimations of the delay this change of plans would cause. The unprecedented situation is still in its early stages and projections of a delay would be hard to make. Gateway Casinos hopes the casino project would remain on track for its opening in 2021, as the project has seen several delays in the past.

What could be done at this point in the timeline is close monitoring of the dynamically changing situation and acting accordingly. The workers taking care of the outer shell of the casino complex should also keep in mind the recommendations of social distancing and reducing the size of gatherings.

Details of the Project

It could be recalled that back in 2018, British Columbia Lottery Corporation gave its approval of the Cascades Casino Delta project, but the provincial Ministry of Transportation took its time to review it. It issued its approval in the spring of 2019, several months after that, ultimately delaying all remaining steps of the project. May 2019 witnessed the razing of the former Delta Town & Country Inn making space for the new casino complex.

Cascades Casino Delta would offer a hotel building, featuring 116 rooms available for booking, as well as the gambling offerings up for grabs. The casino venue would come with 500 slot machines complemented by as many as 24 table games. For the family-friendly side of the things, Gateway Casinos would introduce premium Match Eatery and Public House, Atlas Steak + Fish, and The Buffet.

The last days of January 2020 witnessed the casino operator announce a new launch date for the casino project in Ladner. Projections were that Cascades Casino Delta is about to be ready to welcome its first patrons by the end of 2021. The original plan for action claimed that its opening date could take place in the fourth quarter of 2020. Gateway Casinos has already penned a partnership with a third-party company that would work on the hotel venue and subsequently oversee it.

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Yolina has followed closely the latest development on the Canadian gaming scene over the past years, monitoring the land-based, lottery, and online offerings up for grabs. The dynamic nature of the local lottery and casino fields, as well as the opportunities lying ahead of Canada fire her enthusiasm for what is to come. A sports betting enthusiast, in her spare time Yolina could be found in her natural habitat – turning the pages of biographies and catching up on the latest stand-up comedy podcasts.