4 lesser-known ways to spend a night out at a BC casino

Nov 4 2019, 12:32 pm

It’s easy to assume that there are two kinds of people in BC: those who visit the casino, and those who don’t.

The thing is, you don’t have to be a high roller to spend an awesome night out at the casino ‚ÄĒ you don’t even need to know how to play a table game. Guest services staff are onsite at each casino location across BC to give you the low-down on how to play everything from Blackjack to the low-stakes slot machines.

Of course, there’s much more to visiting a casino than just the games. From live entertainment to scrumptious food at upscale restaurants, there’s something for everyone, with an opportunity to have a unique experience with each night out. Since we’re heading into the holiday (AKA endless party) season, here are four things you can do at a BC casino near you.

Enjoy epic dining experiences

 

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If you’re a foodie or someone who appreciates a night off from cooking, you’ll be spoiled for choice at BC casinos. In Vancouver, choose from a selection of top-tier restaurants while visiting¬†Parq Vancouver¬†with the impressive steakhouse, The Victor,¬†farm-to-table delights at Honey Salt, and Chinese, Indian, Thai, and Vietnamese dishes on the menu at MRKT East.

In Coquitlam, the Hard Rock Casino Vancouver¬†has something for every kind of dining mood, whether it’s a quick bite for breakfast, a hearty lunch, or a three-course dinner. The Buffet at Unlisted has a rotating menu and themed nights,¬†F√ļ Express offers a selection of authentic Asian eats, and Roadies Burger Bar¬†has elevated American fare ‚ÄĒ the chicken and bacon burger is an absolute must.

 

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Starlight Casino in New West has a contemporary pub with a must-try menu at Match Eatery and Public House as well as dinner and dancing events at RedBar.

Meanwhile, Cascades Casino Langley offers an elevated dining experience at the newly-opened ATLAS Steak + Fish within the casino, as well as tasty options at the Glacier Bar, and all-day eats at The Buffet (BBQ-themed feast, anyone?).

Play easy-to-learn games

 

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One of the great things about visiting your local casino for a fun night out is the fact that you can learn how to play games while you’re there. Simply ask a guest services representative to take you through a game. If you visit Parq Vancouver, join one of the casino’s daily “Learn to play” dealer-led sessions and find out how to play Baccarat, poker, and craps ‚ÄĒ for free.

 

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You don’t need to wait until next season at Hastings Racecourse and Casino¬†because you can learn how to bet on low-stakes simulcast racing from around the world that’s streamed right onto massive screens onsite. See racing action from some of the sport‚Äôs most prestigious tracks, all while taking in Vancouver’s postcard-worthy mountain and waterfront views from the venue.

Best of all, you can even learn how to play Blackjack, Roulette, and the Slots, before you even visit your local casino. Casinos BC has a selection of fun and educational game videos you can view here.

Attend an exclusive event

 

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Visiting the casino to attend an off-the-beaten-track event might be something you never considered before, and if that’s the case, even better. There’s something new and interesting happening at casinos across the province on a regular basis, from concerts to DJ nights, making them the ideal venues for nights out this season.

 

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Check out Personas Patio at Grand Villa Casino in Burnaby where live bands perform every weekend or opt for a fun-filled trivia night at the casino.

Choose from a lineup of memorable events like concerts or comedy shows in the massive theatre at¬†Hard Rock Casino Vancouver, and hear local bands performing live at Elements Casino Surrey. Over at River Rock Casino Resort, the¬†River Rock Show Theatre¬†is another fantastic spot for energetic live shows ‚ÄĒ be sure to check out the New Year’s Spectacular dinner and show event for a night like no other.

Relax with a staycation

 

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Instead of rushing home from your night out, why not extend it ahead of time? River Rock Casino Resort in Richmond has a selection of bright and spacious rooms in The Hotel at River Rock and four-star Resort Suites for you to choose from.

Make the most of your staycation and visit the award-winning Absolute Spa¬†where you’ll be pampered with relaxing treatments in a luxurious setting, away from the bustle of the casino floor.

 

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Visiting Parq Vancouver? Treat yourself to a stay at one of the two resorts on the property. We’re talking about the plush five-star hotel at the DOUGLAS, and the equally swanky JW Marriott Parq Vancouver. After all, everyone deserves a luxurious staycation with some R&R every now and again.


To inspire you to check out the upcoming events at a casino near you, Casinos BC wants to give you $10 towards your night out!

All you have to do is show this article or quote the Prize-ID BCL-DHIVE at Guest Services.

For more information, visit casinosbc.com.

This offer is valid only at Cascades Casino Langley, Elements Casino Surrey, Grand Villa Casino, Hard Rock Casino Vancouver, Hastings Racecourse & Casino, Parq Vancouver, River Rock Casino Resort and Starlight Casino, for one-time use, one voucher per player. Non-transferable, no copies accepted. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Some restrictions apply. Offer is subject to change. 2,000 points redeemable for $10 in free slot play or table play. Must be Encore Rewards member to redeem. Not a member? Sign up at Guest Services. Offer valid October 11, 2019, to April 30, 2020. Know your limit, play within it. Must be 19+ to play.