Richmond mayor Malcolm Brodie plans to fight against proposed Delta casino

Richmond mayor Malcolm Brodie said that he plans to stand against the proposed casino in Delta BC just across the Fraser River from his city.

Delta City Council has approved plan for meeting on Monday night which will witness Gateway casinos build and operate a new casino on the site of the former Delta Town and Country Inn.

The proposed new facility will be built near highway 17A in proximity with the George Massey Tunnel.

“We think that it is not located at the right place,” said Brodie.

 Broadie also said that opening of casino will be having a negative impact on agricultural land and might also draw crime.

He also believes that the casino might wipe off the revenues away from his city and benefit other cities.

“It is just up the highway from the casino which already exists. It would most likely draw customers away from the Rover Rock casino and that might affect the revenue adversely.”

He has also filed a notice of objection with the BC Lottery Corporation, “I don’t know what will be the exact process which will be followed and this has to get resolved one way or the other.”

Delta said that the proposed that the casino will help boost the employment by creating 700 jobs and new hotel accomodations in addition to generating a revenue between $1.5 million to $3 million for the city.

The proposed 161,000 square foot building will be built five storeys tall and it will be having 124 rooms.

The proposed-structure suggests that the casino will have 500 slot machines and 24 table games with the BLCC bound to review those numbers after six months in operation.

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