Langley’s Cascades Casino is a regular contributor to the region and offers a much-needed cash injection for many of the area’s special projects. The latest is a proposed beautification project as well as the funding of some critical improvements to both Nicholas Park as well as Brydon Park.
Casinos in British Colombia, much like gaming venues in many other parts of the world, provide financial support for many community-based programmes and projects. Revenues are typically shared with the regions hosting the venue, and so each casino looks after and invests in its own surrounding communities.
Langley City’s Cascades Casino, which is owned by Gateway Casinos and Entertainment, has just released its latest budget report, and the expectation is that the beautification process and improvements to be made to the two parks will commence within the next couple of months.
Canadians love nature and the great outdoors, and thanks to the gambling industry, the two parks will remain intact for many more years of enjoyment. In addition to the two parks, more sights and buildings in the city have been earmarked for improvement. A central location situated at 203 Street in the vicinity of Fraser Highway and Logan Avenue is on the to-do list, as well as the Douglas Park War Memorial, a heritage sight in dire need of improvements.
The city council has warned local residents that just as soon as the weather permits construction, roadworks will in all likelihood be inevitable, and that residents should expect certain delays.
In addition to the mentioned locations, various streetlights in the Langley-region are also going to be repaired thanks to the casino’s cash. The estimation is that a total of CAD$7.6 million will be pushed into the community over the course of the coming 12 months. Last year, the figure reached CAD$6.6 million.
What’s more, thanks to the gaming venues’ sizeable investment in the local community, anticipated tax hikes have been cut by considerable measures. The entertainment venue is now looking towards expanding, and a general discussion on the topic will be hosted by City Hall on March 11th.
Some of the plans for the expansion include the construction of a new Bingo Hall, the addition of a restaurant, and the expansion of the casino floor by 23,000 square feet.