Further delays for Cascades Casino Delta
Opening of new casino property likely to be pushed back even further due to Covid-19.
Canada.- Construction of the Cascades Casino Delta continues but progress is slowing due to Covid-19 social distancing measures with reports of further delays likely.
The C$87million project in Delta, British Columbia, has hit a stumbling block with fewer workers on-site due to social distancing measures that have been put in place by the Canadian government.
Developer Gateway Casinos and Entertainment had already pushed back opening until late 2021 prior to the outbreak of Coronavirus but completion looks set to be moved back even more.
Construction of the casino originally began in 2019.
Last week, Gateway spokesperson, Tanya Gabara, told The Optimist: “While construction is continuing at the Cascades Casino Delta work site, there are less workers on site at any given time as we, along with our construction partners, continue to follow the recommendations of government and public health officials for social distancing and restricting the size of gatherings.
“It is really too early to speculate on how this health crisis could affect the timeline for the project. We are monitoring the situation closely as it continues and are hopeful we will remain on schedule.”
The new casino will be situatied at the former Delta Town & Country Inn. Its proposed features include a 40,000-square-foot gaming floor with up to 600 slot machines and 30 gaming tables.