Up to 700 New Jobs and $70 Million Construction Investment for Delta’s Economy
September 8, 2017 – Burnaby, BC – Gateway Casinos & Entertainment (Gateway) announced today that it has secured development lands at the Delta Town and Country Inn. Gateway is excited to propose a premier casino and entertainment property in Delta, which will feature an exciting mix of amenities including signature food and beverage brands to be announced in the coming weeks.
The proposed project will bring up to 700 new jobs and an estimated $70 Million investment to the Delta economy. In addition to this long-term investment, the project will result in 500 person-years of construction employment
After being selected by BCLC as the preferred host local government for a potential new gaming and entertainment facility in the South of the Fraser region, the Corporation of Delta provided clear feedback that the only suitable site on which it would consider a gaming and entertainment facility at this time is the Delta Town and Country Inn.
Yesterday (Sept.7), BCLC provided preliminary approval of this location as the site for a proposed casino and entertainment venue in Delta.
“We are very proud to be making this commitment to Delta, where we will work together to create jobs and invest in the Delta economy through this new local entertainment destination,” said Tony Santo, CEO of Gateway Casinos & Entertainment. “With our $70 Million investment, the proposed Delta casino and entertainment property will bring new and exciting gaming, dining and entertainment options to this rapidly growing community.”
Gateway’s development team will work to create a proposal for review by BCLC. Once approved, Gateway and BCLC will work collaboratively to engage with stakeholders and the public to receive feedback and answer questions about the proposed plans, which will then go before the Corporation of Delta for its consideration. The vision for the project is to work with, and leverage the knowledge and experience of, local business and community members to ensure it is a “good fit” for the community and that the design and build complements the surrounding streetscape and neighbourhoods.
In 2013, Gateway undertook an ambitious growth and development strategy that has seen the company increase its workforce by 55%, invest more than $315 Million into communities across the country. Central to Gateway’s success has been the development of signature casino and restaurant brands that have dramatically improved the gaming customer experience.
This October Gateway will celebrate 25 years in the business of entertainment. The announcement of the proposed Delta project is the centerpiece in a series of investments Gateway is making in local economies. Other recent announcements include the $15 million renovation at Grand Villa Casino Burnaby, Gateway’s flagship property, that will bring up to 75 new jobs to the Burnaby economy and see the introduction of 2 new signature dining options – Atlas Steak + Fish and CHOW Lucky Noodle Bar.
Gateway and BCLC look forward to ongoing engagement with the community to ensure the proposed plans reflect feedback from the community. There will be many in-person and online opportunities – including a project website – for the public to ask questions, provide feedback and learn information.