Corporation of Delta
BCLC has selected the Corporation of Delta as its preferred host community for a potential new gambling and entertainment facility in Metro Vancouver’s South of the Fraser region.
A marketplace assessment of this region has identified the ongoing opportunity for an additional gaming and entertainment additional facility. Following an Expression of Interest process, BCLC’s evaluation team selected Delta due to its strong market potential, community plans and transportation access.
The potential gambling facility in Delta would be a relocation of Surrey’s Newton Community Gaming Centre, which would be expanded to include more gambling and entertainment options. Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Ltd., the private-sector service provider of the Newton Community Gaming Centre, would own or lease the potential gambling facility in Delta on BCLC’s behalf, and operate it on a day-to-day basis.
In collaboration with Gateway, BCLC will determine proposed location, size and scope details, which will form a gaming facility proposal for Delta’s consideration.
Local governments that host a casino or community gaming centre receive a 10 per cent share of the net gaming income generated by those facilities.
Last year, more than $1 billion generated by BCLC gambling activities went back into health care, education and community groups across B.C.
Watch this space for more information about BCLC’s proposed plans for the South of the Fraser region, including opportunities to learn more information and provide feedback.