Corporation of Delta
BCLC has provided Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Ltd. with preliminary approval to relocate the Newton Community Gaming Centre in Surrey to the site of the current Delta Town and Country Inn.
Work is underway to develop a comprehensive gaming facility proposal for consideration by the Corporation of Delta. The proposal – which will detail the size, scope and amenities of the potential gambling and entertainment facility – requires approval from the Corporation of Delta in order for the development to proceed.
BCLC and Gateway are committed to hearing from the public. There will be opportunities for the community to learn more information, ask questions and provide feedback. In addition, the Corporation of Delta is required to seek and consider community feedback as part of its decision-making process.
Through an Expression of Interest (EOI) process, BCLC selected the Corporation of Delta in November 2016 as its preferred host community for a potential new gambling and entertainment facility in Metro Vancouver’s South of the Fraser region.
Following this decision, the Corporation of Delta provided clear feedback that the only suitable site on which it would consider a gambling and entertainment facility at this time is the site of the Delta Town and Country Inn. This is due to the site’s distance from residential neighborhoods, access via major transportation corridors and alignment with Delta’s tourism strategy.
In light of this feedback, BCLC and its third-party specialized advisory consultant undertook a detailed analysis of this location utilizing existing player data. This analysis shows that the Delta Town and Country Inn site will capture incremental revenue, with minimal impacts to adjacent gambling facilities in Richmond, Surrey and New Westminster.
Watch this space for more details on proposed plans.