The proposed hotel and casino complex in Delta, British Columbia, will probably be reviewed by the city council this month. Lawmakers must obtain preliminary approval before Gateway Casino and Entertainment’s planned C$70 million facility project goes ahead. 슬롯머신
Delta City Council is scheduled for three regular meetings in April, one of which is expected to discuss zoning applications for casinos. In September, Canadian gambling company Gateway Casino and Entertainment Inc. announced it had received approval from British Columbia Lottery Company (BCLC) to relocate the Newton Community Game Center in Surrey to its current site in Delta Town and Country In. If the city council approves the project, the old hotel will be demolished this summer and construction of the casino and entertainment complex will begin by autumn.
Gateway has filed a zoning application for the property on 6005 Highway 17A, which aims to change the state of the land from the C3 commercial tourism zone to the comprehensive development zone. Once approved, zoning allows the construction of an entertainment complex with hotels, casinos, multiple restaurants and conference facilities. The company has already organized several public information conferences regarding the application, and in February, it also hosted a second meeting following several meetings hosted by Delta City. Gateway also introduced a dedicated website where residents can find information, check for updates, and leave feedback.
According to the company, the community is very active in the process, but no comments have been posted on the online forum set by Gateway. In the meantime, city officials have supported the casino project, although no final decision has yet been made on the plan. About $70 million in casino investment is expected to create about 700 jobs and boost the local economy, the private developer claims.
$70M Gateway Casino Delta
Once the zoning application is approved, the project will proceed with applications for additional permits from states and municipalities. Construction work must then begin by the end of the year and a grand opening is planned for 2020. Gateway Casino and Entertainment Limited said the proposed casino would provide up to 700 new jobs in the region, as well as bring about a $70 million investment in the Delta economy. In addition, the planned complex will result in 500 people-year construction employment.
The proposed Gateway Casino Delta will be built at its current location in Delta Town & Country Inn and will be built on approximately 11 acres. The game floor will include approximately 70,000 square feet of entertainment space with up to 600 slot machines (approximately 500) and 24 game tables and multiple e-tables. The comprehensive entertainment complex will also include a five-story hotel with 116 rooms and various food and beverage stores and meeting spaces, including Gateway’s flagship casino and restaurant brands.
According to data from Gateway’s Delta Project brochure, the new casino will increase employment and significantly increase tourist numbers in the hospitality industry in the region. Among the economic benefits to the city of Delta is an estimated $25 million in annual salary, as well as an annual revenue share of $1.5 million to $3 million to be provided to local governments.