The Delta Town and Country Inn is approved to be the site for a new Delta casino and entertainment venue after a discussion of its suitability.
The decision comes after the BCLC gave preliminary approval to Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited to move the Newton Community Gaming Centre from Surrey into the Delta location.
Delta Casino Location
The Corporation of Delta argued that the Delta Town and Country Inn was the only suitable side in the municipality for a casino, as it is not in a residential area and is easily accessible via transit. They also stated that the location aligns with the vision for Delta’s tourism strategy.
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The City of Richmond has some notable pushback for the project because of the location of the River Rock Casino is just up the highway from the Delta Town and Country Inn. In November of 2016 the BCLC rejected the new location because of its proximity to the River Rock, but has evidently reversed that decision.
The new casino is said to create 700 new jobs as well as a $70 million investment into the Delta economy.