Raking in the Chips, British Columbia Style

 B.C. gambling establishments cater to all tastes

By: By Sarah Zarrabi

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Cascades Casino

Edgewater Casino

St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino
In recent years, British Columbia (B.C.), Canada, has become the site of a thriving casino culture. The region features an impressive number and variety of casinos — from exclusive casino resorts to casual and convenient casino houses — and gambling establishments throughout B.C. offer exciting gaming entertainment, fine dining options and top-notch customer service.

Clients interested in playing a bit of poker or blackjack during their night on the town should consider Edgewater Casino in Vancouver. Surrounded by a variety of other entertainment venues, bars and restaurants, and situated within the beautiful glass facade of the Plaza of Nations, Edgewater Casino is centrally located and offers an informal forum in which clients can enjoy the excitement of slot machines and have fun with the other players at the gaming tables.

Cascades Casino in Langley, B.C. // (c) Cascades Casino. 
 Cascades Casino
Edgewater Casino is ideal for entertainment and casual play: The establishment is now fully licensed to serve alcoholic beverages on the gaming floor and has recently instated slot machines that can be played for as little as a penny. Edgewater Casino, which opened in February 2005, is also open 24 hours a day, seven days a week for nonstop entertainment.

Clients seeking a more luxurious and refined casino experience should look to the St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino. Located at the foot of the Purcell and Rocky Mountains near Kimberley and Cranbrook, this resort treats clients to magnificent mountain views, fine gourmet restaurants, one of Canada’s top three new golfing greens and, of course, the resort’s elegant casino, Casino of the Rockies. This casino features 226 slot machines of various monetary denominations as well as favorite table games, including blackjack, roulette, three-card poker and even no limit Texas Hold’em poker.

The St. Eugene is currently offering a casino package deal for BC Gold Card members. This card enables members to earn points every time they play the slots and redeem these points for cash and/or valuable offers and discounts in casinos throughout B.C. St. Eugene’s casino package deal starts at $111 per person, based on double occupancy, and includes one-night accommodations in a standard room, a $4 voucher per person for any of the resort’s three restaurants, $8 in casino slot credits per person and full access to the resort’s fitness center and hot tubs.

The Cascades Casino in Langley, B.C. offers yet another gaming experience in which gaming, entertainment, dining and business combine. Owned by Gateway Casinos, which owns nine other casino establishments throughout B.C., the Cascades Casino is connected to the Coast Hotel and Convention Centre (also owned by Gateway). The casino boasts 55,000 square feet of gaming space with 27 table games, more than 750 slot machines and even a 420-seat theater. Meanwhile, the convention center can hold meetings for up to 1,000 people. At the Cascades Casino, a convention attendee can hop from a meeting at the convention center to his/her hotel room and to the casino floor without even blinking an eye.