The Bet’s On: Casinos and Gaming in Vancouver

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If you’re looking for entertainment in Vancouver, the options are seemingly endless — and that’s especially the case when you visit the city’s casinos. These exciting enclaves of nightlife and gaming feature everything from live concerts and swanky lounges to upscale restaurants and high-limit tables. So whether you’re feeling lucky or just want to a one-stop destination for the night, these spots are sure to satisfy.

Edgewater Casino

For an action-packed evening in downtown Vancouver, Edgewater Casino offers an array of gaming options and entertainment. Just hop on the free shuttle, which runs to and from many of the area’s hotels. While you’re here, choose from daily poker tournaments, more than 60 table games and more than 500 slot machines. Grab a bite to eat at Splash Bistro, which is open 24 hours a day, or relax in Vue Bar & Lounge for a cocktail and breathtaking views of False Creek. The on-site Stadium Club is a great place to catch live concerts, boxing matches and more.

River Rock Casino

Located in nearby Richmond, River Rock Casino is Western Canada’s only certified four-star casino-resort, and with its vast array of entertainment features, it’s easy to see why. Plan an overnight getaway in one of the luxurious hotel suites, and make sure to take advantage of the plush amenities, such as the complimentary fitness centre, oversized Jacuzzi pool and relaxing treatments at Absolute Spa. The extensive casino offers multiple high-limit VIP rooms, horseracing stakes, more than 1,000 slots and an array of table games. After working up an appetite, fill up on mouthwatering cuisine at one the property’s many lounges and restaurants.

Hastings Racecourse

The thrill of live horse racing is unmistakable — from the enthusiastic cheers of the crowd to the fast-paced action on the track, it’s easy to see why Vancouverites and visitors love this longstanding tradition. Take the free shuttle to Hastings Racecourse, a historic racing venue that was built in 1889. Here, you can watch live racing and simulcast betting, or you can try your luck on more than 600 slot machines. The racecourse also offers numerous dining options, from elegant entrees in Silks Restaurant to quick eats at Furlongs Eatery.

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