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River Rock Casino Richmond BC

This resort has a nice casino which is always fun for a night out. They have good cocktails and decent food at Curve Bar. My last visit there the bar in the casino was under renovation (maybe taking it out, not sure) so that made the experience less fun as we had to go out into the Curve bar in the lobby to sit down and have drinks. If you are playing at a table in the casino you will get served but if you are sitting at a slot machine I find the servers ignore you for drinks. In general fun place but the service is lacking and has been going downhill for a while now. As well, the shows in the theatre have been lacking lately too. I have been waiting forever for something good to come to the theatre.

River Rock Casino in Richmond BC

World class entertainment, gaming, luxury accommodations and more, the dazzling 70,000 square foot casino at River Rock near the Vancouver Airport. Home of the River Rock Show Theatre

River Rock Hotel and Casino 
The Hotel is part of the River Rock Casino which features a full gaming Casino with numerous Restaurants, Show Lounge, Theatre and SPA.

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8811 River Road
Richmond BC
(604) 273-1895
Toll Free1-866-467-8344
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River Rock Casino Richmond
River Rock Casino Richmond

Edgewater Casino Vancouver

We were walking through Yaletown to the seawall and towards the Science Centre and came upon this casino.  Convenient location for those living downtown and easy to get to by foot.  Seems like they have a parking lot.

We went in and there were a few tables open and people playing on an early afternoon.  I walked around and didn’t get itching fingers so didn’t play.   The slot machine area isn’t very big but more people seemed to be playing those than the table games.

They have free hot water and tea.  Also nice with clean washrooms if you need to use while walking along the seawall.  It looked like a decent eating area too with Chinese food selections.  They advertise their daily food specials.  If I lived in the area, would get a players card for specials.

Edgewater Casino Vancouver
Vancouver’s premier Downtown Casino located on the North Shore of False Creek just a few steps from Roger’s Arena and BC Place!
750 Pacific Blvd South
Vancouver BC
604-254-1631 or 1-800-677-7702.
Edgewater Casino is open 24 hours, 7 days a week
The Edgewater Casino is downtown Vancouver with many Hotels nearby. > Hotels in Vancouver

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Elements Casino Cloverdale

An exciting 3.75 stars.  Brand new, remodelled after the old Fraser Down Racetrack.  At least the inside has, the exterior isn’t flashy enough.

2 floors of action, and is bigger than it looks when you progress further.

Diamond Buffet on right.

Table games 2nd level.  A mini-concessions there as well.

Very clean washrooms and here’s the bonus, real warm water that comes out.

Elements Casino Cloverdale
features live standard bred horse racing nine months of the year and a casino with 420 state-of-the-art gaming machines

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17755 60th Avenue,
Surrey, British Columbia

Elements Casino Cloverdale
Elements Casino Cloverdale

Hard Rock Casino Coquitlam

After hearing that the Hard Rock was the place to be to lose some cash, off I went with my bud to see how fast we can go broke!
It was a loooooooong drive from Richmond to Coquitlam.  I didn’t even know that it was in Coquitlam.  Who goes to Coquitlam?  It’s like Scarbaria to Richmond Hillers!
Anyways, lots of free parking.  Lots of eateries.  Lots of fenders and gibsons on the wall.  Lots of memorabilias from rock stars throughout the ages.  You would think they would run out of those things…there are soooooo many Hard Rock’s throughout the world.
Played the one arm bandits…made off with some cash.  It covered the cost of gas to drive to Coquitlam!
Place didn’t have the vibe that you get in Vegas – I know…it’s Coquitlam.
If you haven’t been to a Hard Rock Cafe or casino, and you want to kill some time, go there…otherwise, there is the Starlight and the River Rock – closer to civilization

Hard Rock Casino
2080 United Blvd, Coquitlam,
British Columbia V3K 6W3, Canada
(604) 523-6888

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Edgewater Casino Vancouver

First…I don’t gamble…so can’t review that aspect. However, I can review the overall service. I took my mom and aunt…twin 90-year-olds, to spend a day working the slots. I had to hang around killing many hours at the restaurant,  bar and just sitting in chairs with my Ipad.

I kept an eye on the two ladies from afar for most of the day. I witnessed unbelievable service given to them by ALL the employees. I also personally experienced the same fantastic service and attitude from ALL staff. I was very pleased with the attitude and show of care and empathy to the experience that I and my mother/aunt were receiving. Well Done Edgewater.

My mom and aunt requested to go again the next day. I felt comfortable leaving them there the next day for a few hours while I ran errands

Edgewater Casino Vancouver
Vancouver’s premier Downtown Casino located on the North Shore of False Creek just a few steps from Roger’s Arena and BC Place!
750 Pacific Blvd South
Vancouver BC
604-254-1631 or 1-800-677-7702.
Edgewater Casino is open 24 hours, 7 days a week
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Grand Villa Casino Burnaby

Wasn’t here to gamble, but rather for a 3day  festival in March. I was really looking forward to the buffet but I guess Vegas spoiled me, as well as Xmas eve dinners at Riverrock. The food, to me was just barely edible. For dinner: ham and roast beef, plus self serve ice cream being the better offerings. Soups were decent.
Brunch time: typical steamed egg, turkey sausage, bacon and small pieces of waffle, cup Iogo yogurt etc. The dinner was 19 and brunch 13, a further discount is applied if you have the Casino encore card (same as the one from River rock).
Pastry dessert is similar to the more “modest” offerings one would find at superstore =(

In general the staff are just modestly well trained, a friend who checked in earlier asked to have their room with us. Later when we checked in they were clueless.
I also asked where I could access a vending machine that sold juice and no one knew (it’s on the hotel suite floors) and directed me to the bar instead. I don’t gamble but, some of the dealers at the tables looked like they were high school students, banks don’t even hire such immature looking staff so….
To top it off, they didn’t offer late check outs at the time we were there..
It’s no more than a 3star hotel, budget but new-ish.
Mental note, for the future, make a reservation and eat in or take out from the 2nd floor restaurant, call early to confirm rooms, arrive earlier to get a better parking spot, request late check out beforehand.

Grand Villa Casino in Burnaby Dining

Grand Villa Casino in Burnaby
4320 Dominion Street
Burnaby, BC
Phone: 604-436-2211

Hotel at the Grand Villa Casino Burnaby

The spacious gaming floor, spread over two levels, is alive with the energy of over 50 gaming tables and 1000 slot machines.

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Grand Villa Burnaby Centro Bar

Grand Villa Burnaby Centro Bar

Starlight Casino New Westminster

Went to Matches tonight for a friends birthday. Food was tasty, service was good. I ordered two appetizers one was Brie and one was chicken wings. I had asked one if the servers for a finger bowl, unfortunately he provided me with boiling hot water that when I dipped my hand in I burnt my fingers. Now maybe this wouldn’t have been so bad but since I have psoriasis on my hands my skin immediately was burnt. The waitress saw that I had wrapped my hand in cold towels so she informed her manager that I had been burned. He arrived at he table offering me a first aid kit, I advised him that this wouldn’t work for me as I have psoriasis and open wounds on my hands and now that I have just been burned and I am ultra sensitive to ointments because of my skin condition. He never extended an apology fior the situation instead left me with the impression that because he extended the offer of his medical kit that this was sufficient. Sorry nut an apology goes a long way. And seriously who gives a finger bowl with boiling hot water.

Starlight Casino New Westminster
350 Gifford Street
New Westminster, BC
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Located in the Queensborough area of New Westminster, Starlight offers  850 slot machines, 45 gaming tables, and Vancouver’s newest poker room, including electronic tables. For the High Limit and VIP player, experience the ultimate in personal service, including exclusive access to the private bar and patio.

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StarLight Casino Bar
StarLight Casino Bar

River Rock Casino Richmond BC

We ate at the curve bar, the service was excellent, live music and good drinks. we had the burger and fries, which were excellent. their were tv’s with hockey on it and the atmosphere was lively but not annoyingly loud.

Average casino now unfortunately. We’ve been here lots and are very disappointed to come back and find the lulu lounge bar has been shut down. It was one of the main reasons we came. Lots of slots now to choose from, but now it’s just a casino. We loved that lounge to get a break from the slots. There is no longer a bar in the casino to sit and take a break at. Driving here from up north, we’d now prefer to drive the same distance to the Tulalip casino where there’s a nice mix of gambling, bars and entertainment for all sorts.

River Rock Casino in Richmond BC

World class entertainment, gaming, luxury accommodations and more, the dazzling 70,000 square foot casino at River Rock near the Vancouver Airport. Home of the River Rock Show Theatre

River Rock Hotel and Casino 
The Hotel is part of the River Rock Casino which features a full gaming Casino with numerous Restaurants, Show Lounge, Theatre and SPA.

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8811 River Road
Richmond BC
(604) 273-1895
Toll Free1-866-467-8344
Website:

River Rock Casino Richmond
River Rock Casino Richmond

Grand Villa Casino Burnaby

The Casino is to the left and the Hotel is to the right as you step inside.  I was at the hotel so why not walk around and see how the Vancouverites in North Burnaby likes to lose their cash.

It’s no Vegas but you go to hand it to them.  They packed in more one arm bandits and card tables than you can imagine – and there is at least an Asian person squatting at each possible seat!  Just like Vancouver’s property market!  L O L !!!!!!!   :))

There’s a couple of floors of entertainment and a buffet for lunch and dinner.  Prices are nice ($20 for dinner) but I did not partake in the gorge-fest.  I try to stay away from bacteria haven!

The locals that come out are primarily Asians or retirees.  If you are an out of towner, there are better casinos around.  I’d only come here if you were staying at the hotel.

Grand Villa Casino in Burnaby Dining

Grand Villa Casino in Burnaby
4320 Dominion Street
Burnaby, BC
Phone: 604-436-2211

Hotel at the Grand Villa Casino Burnaby

The spacious gaming floor, spread over two levels, is alive with the energy of over 50 gaming tables and 1000 slot machines.

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Grand Villa Burnaby Centro Bar

Grand Villa Burnaby Centro Bar

Starlight Casino New Westminster

Went here for the first time as a method to avoid traffic and watch a hockey game while we wait. We loved the bar, in some ways its better than Vegas. The service was good and the appetizers were great. My partner played roulette but had a little trouble when he asked to chance his coins to $5 coins and the dealer cashed him out! Very odd but probably a one off. Will go back.

Starlight Casino New Westminster
350 Gifford Street
New Westminster, BC
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Located in the Queensborough area of New Westminster, Starlight offers  850 slot machines, 45 gaming tables, and Vancouver’s newest poker room, including electronic tables. For the High Limit and VIP player, experience the ultimate in personal service, including exclusive access to the private bar and patio.

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StarLight Casino Bar
StarLight Casino Bar