A few changes are being made to the design of the new Cascades Casino Delta.
That’s according to Gateway Casino & Entertainment Ltd. which provided council a construction update on the facility, now scheduled to open by mid-to-late 2021.
The foundation work to be completed this May, the project now has “minor modifications” to the plan that had been originally presented to the city.
The modifications were made to increase the efficiency of the building, a Delta staff memo explains.
The main change involved relocating the Atlas Steak + Fish restaurant from the southeast corner of the building to the middle of the building, above the Match Eatery & Public House.
The changes maintain the overall form and character of the building and they do not need to be formally approved by council at a meeting, the memo notes.
During an investor conference call this month on Gateway’s planned merger with Leisure Acquisition Corp. to create a publicly-traded company valued at nearly $1.5 billion, it was reported that the $87-million Delta casino and hotel complex is scheduled to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2021.
Gateway is also engaged with a third party to build and operate a hotel on the property.
Located at the former Delta Town & Country Inn site in Ladner, the facility will include a 40,000-square-foot gaming floor with up to 600 slot machines and 30 gaming tables, as well as eateries and meeting spaces.
“We are working on the extensive land preparation and expect construction of the building to begin in early 2020,” Tanya Gabara, director of public relations, recently told the Optimist. “It has been our experience with projects such as this that it is best to open all of the amenities at once as opposed to a phased approach. As such, it is our plan to adjust the projected opening so that all the spectacular amenities of Cascades Casino Delta are ready for guests at the grand opening.”
Gateway had previously targeted an opening in late 2020.