July 13, 2015 - 1:10 PM
KAMLOOPS – The grand opening of the new casino in Aberdeen is being pushed back nearly three weeks.
Originally slated to open July 29, the new casino on Versatile Drive will open instead by Wednesday, Aug. 19. According to Gateway Casinos, delays in construction materials caused delays and now a few additional weeks are needed to complete construction and prepare the property for opening.
The Cascades Casino will be 50,000 square feet and will include a large gaming floor, live entertainment venues and dining options.
The grand opening celebrations will feature food, live entertainment and, according to Gateway, a few surprises. The company has named the Royal Inland Hospital Foundation as the signature charity for the grand opening festivities. Through the GatewayGIVES program, funds raised will go towards supporting the hospital.
All new employees started customer service training at the beginning of July. Gateway maintains the casino will employ 330 people in the community.
The casino's primary liquor license is before city council tomorrow, July 14, for support. Once official support has been granted it will be sent on to the province for final approval.
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— This story was updated at 3:20 p.m., July 13, 2015, to correct the original opening date.
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