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River Rock Casino Richmond BC

I am not a gambler. We are local residents and booked a last minute stay to celebrate our anniversary. Casino seemed pretty typical. Picked up an Encore card with a complimentary $5 credit. Stuck it into a slot machine and just started pushing buttons. I had no idea waht was going on. I think I put it into auto betting. It spit out a cash out voucher and then the credits on the Encore Card ran out. I got $9 out of it. There is a basic food court in the casino if you play long and need to eat. We ate at the Buffet and I have reviewed it separately, as well as the resort suites. Tip: Get the Encore card before you buy food or drinks because the car provides a discount.

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

Grand Villa Casino Burnaby

Pretty cool casino and the only poker room with limit hold em in lower British Columbia.

The poker room has 4/8 limit and no limit games. There are blackjack tables and slot machines. They give good conversion rates on foreign currency as well,

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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

Elements Casino Cloverdale

The food is pretty good, I eat here a lot and it’s usually always on par or better than local pub food. The soups that they serve here are excellent and definitely worth trying.
Friendly staff, always smiling.
Brighter and easier to navigate around the building since the renovations.
Buffet is a nice addition but have not tried, looks good though.
Live music on the weekends is a nice touch.

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

Hotels in Surrey near Elements Casino

17755 60th Avenue,
Surrey, British Columbia

Elements Casino Cloverdale
Elements Casino Cloverdale

Cascades Casino Langley

If you want a night out that’s fun and possibly rewarding financially this is the place ! The food is super and the ambiance and staff are very friendly . It’s like a little Vegas without the cost of the flight !

pretty good place to gamble but as one of the previous reviews said, they have made it a lot more crowded by bringing in extra machines! This has changed the venue and feels like a rat maze now. My biggest complaint is finding a parking spot!
I guess business must be really good if the parking lot is full but they should spend some of that extra money they are making on solving the parking issues.

Cascades Casino Langley
Over 50,000 square feet of gaming space houses 27 table games, a high limit area, 500 slot machines and a poker room, as well as a 420-seat theatre

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Cascades Casino Langley
20393 Fraser Highway
Langley, BC
Ph: 604-530-2211
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Cascades Casino Langley
Cascades Casino Langley

Parq Casino Vancouver

Construction continues on the massive new Vancouver casino, parq Vancouver, and its two luxury JW Marriott hotels next to BC Place.

The $700 million development and its new casino is on track to open in the Fall of 2017 and is currently the largest private development in Western Canada.

The gaming floor will be 72,000 square feet with 600 slot machines and 75 table games. Once the parq casino is open in the Fall of 2017, the Edgewater Casino will be closed.

There will be 1,072 underground parking spaces, as well as car share and taxi pickup on a new Smithe Street plaza.

parq Vancouver will feature two luxury hotels (a 24 storey JW Marriott and a 15 storey Autograph Collection hotel named the DOUGLAS), eight restaurants and lounges, a new casino, a 30,000 square feet outdoor urban park, and conference space offering Vancouver’s largest hotel ballroom.

The Globe and Mail reported in January 2017 that the casino will be home to the following restaurants:

Honey Salt – Farm-to-table restaurant showcasing B.C. ingredients
Bao Yu – upscale Chinese cuisine
MKT East – Asian food hall inspired by Singapore night markets
BC Kitchen – upscale tavern
The Victor – steak and seafood restaurant
The Sky Bar – rooftop lounge
Whiskey Tea Lounge – tea lounge by day, whiskey bar by night
Casino Centre Bar and Lounge – cocktail lounge on gaming floor

The casino is being developed by Las Vegas-based Paragon.

Edgewater Casino Vancouver

I have been to the Edgewater Casino several times, but this will be my last visit. When it first opened, there was a winners wall , replete with pictures of guests that had won large jack pots. We are talking about tens of thousands of dollars. That winners wall has long gone. I don’t wish to seem like a sore loser, as I know the slots are in the casino’s favour , but, come on ! You now can easily go through hundreds of dollars very quickly even betting in small amounts. On my last visit, like the ones before, I rarely, if ever, see anyone win . I spent this time playing and observing for several hours. Although it was very busy , I did not witness one hand pay. I chatted to several people who were playing with large bets, over 4 dollars a spin. The return hits were either less than the bet or what little money they won was all gone again in 2 or three spins.The ones that were getting bonus rounds never received more than an 80 dollar return. The casino was full of people shaking there heads. The returns on your bets are very poor, the worst I have seen in any casino I have attended in North America. I have a feeling I am not the only one not returning.

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

I love this casino. It’s a big casino with a great selection of games, drinks ( including the nice wine bar upstairs ) . Awesome patios to sit on to have smokes. Lots of parking that’s close. Prompt enough service.
1-The reason I am giving it 3 stars :
Why are 90% of the people in there Asian ? The machines even speak Chinese. I do not feel as if though I am in canada when I’m here.
2- roulette :
outside bets on video roulette should be 1$
3-video roulette move soooo slow
4- it’s annoying to gamble there on Friday / Saturdays because the restaurant / bar attached gets out of control and the whole casino turns into a nightclub. Young drunk people everywhere. Extremely loud music and people screaming -not relaxing/enjoyable to be around when you come to gamble.
5- drinks are pretty expensive. Cheapest glass of wine is 13$ ?

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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

Oh boy, Nicole and I had some really great times here. The staff is very friendly, and since we were new to the area, they gave us many recommendations for places in the Vancouver area. Match was good when we went for cheap wing night. I most definitely miss living just down the street from starlight

Great dim sum and dinner place. Weekend will be very busy during lunch time. Suggest to make reservation.
Food quality is great. One if the best in town.
While it wont break your wallet it is a slightly more high end dim sum place where the price reflects the quality.
Expect to pay a little bit more but still affordable dim sum.

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

River Rock Casino Richmond BC

I am thoroughly impressed by how clean our room was. It may be one of the cleanest hotels I’ve stayed in.

We had a room in the hotel tower on the 8th floor that looked toward the sky train tracks. I travel with ear plugs but honestly even without them, the noise wasn’t that loud. I heard a few planes but that was okay as well.

The bed was very comfortable but the pillows were huge and too firm. They would be fine as bolsters. Not pillows. I think a chiropractor would be horrified to see anyone sleeping on something so large

There were no windows that opened. I would have loved a fresh breeze to come in. Their was no extraction fan in the bathroom. That was odd. And it took a long time for the mirrors to clear up after a shower.

The shower was lovely. Great pressure but the hot water in the bathroom was certainly above a safe level for the elderly or babies. Shockley hot. As adults though, this wasn’t a big concern for us.

So why only three stars?

Apart from the lack of an opening window and extraction fan, the staff at the front desk in the hotel seemed to have an odd attitude. Almost as though it was a bother for them to assist me. Simple things – I went to ask for the parking code. I was given it coldly. Upon checking out, the encounter was bland. Very bland. No questions about how my stay was. No “Thanks so much for coming — please be sure to come again”. They should honestly contact the Magnolia Hotel in Victoria. The front desk staff there are honestly excited to interact with their guests. They smile. Such a simple thing. A smile. I interacted with three or four River Rock front desk staff. All bland and no smiles or nice small talk.

We had breakfast at the buffet. The waffles were tasty as was the fresh fruit. But much else was bland. To be fair, perhaps the Chinese food at the buffet was good — I didn’t try it.

There was a selection of muffins, yogurts, cereal… but not a lot that would make it worth paying for. Again I’d use the word ‘bland’ here.

The pool looked like fun. We didn’t use it though. Kids would love it.

Location wise, you don’t need a car as you can take the skytrain into Vancouver from the hotel as well as access the ferries and airport using the sky train.

We did have our car with us and the parking was frustrating to be sure! I think it would be a great idea for there to be parking directions in a conformation email. Simple to do. Parking was free which was good.

Overall, three out of five seems like a fair rating. The River Rock really needs to run some in-services with their staff on how to make guests feel like guests and not in-laws they’d rather not deal with.

I do hope the manager can congratulate the house keeping team on the 8th floor. They were amazing. Wow! They know how to clean thoroughly!

Would I return? Yes. That’s how much I appreciate a clean hotel.

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.

River Rock Hotel and Casino Dining

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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

Cascades Casino Langley

We were at the Summit Theatre for a show last week and I found that the casino is looking kind of tired. Some of the cubicles in the bathroom near the theatre were not operational and the room had a smell. The carpeting in different areas of the casino looked like it needed to be replaced or at least cleaned.Staff were great though! But until there are some improvements, calling this a resort is a bit of a stretch.

Cascades Casino Langley
Over 50,000 square feet of gaming space houses 27 table games, a high limit area, 500 slot machines and a poker room, as well as a 420-seat theatre

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Cascades Casino Langley
20393 Fraser Highway
Langley, BC
Ph: 604-530-2211
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Cascades Casino Langley
Cascades Casino Langley