Edgewater Closes and Parq Vancouver Opens

Edgewater Closes and Parq Vancouver Opens

Lillie Mcguire
Posted on September 27, 2017 at 12:09pm

On September 29, the Edgewater Casino at False Creek, Vancouver, will officially close its doors to players nationwide. On the same day, the new Parq Vancouver on the west side of the BC Stadium across the road will also be ready to open for business for the very first time, according to a news report from the Daily Hive. In August 2006, a British Columbian Supreme Court gave a $42 million deal aimed to sell the Edgewater Casino the green light. The casino would be sold to Vegas-based operator Paragon Gaming Inc. in order to ensure that the downtown-Vancouver casino continued its operations in the Plaza of Nations at Enterprise Hall. Up until May of that year, Edgewater Casino had been placed under bankruptcy protection due to mounting debts of over $29 million incurred from 2005 to mid-2006, which it racked up while operating at its current location at the Plaza of Nations.

Paragon Gaming Inc. To Relocate Existing Casino Staff

Paragon purchased the casino with the aim of building a brand new, purpose-built casino facility that would be located downtown. The casino’s staff will relocate from its current spot to Paragon’s new casino complex when the original establishment closes its doors thus month, according to local news reports. Prior to the Edgewater Casino operating from Enterprise Hall, the hall had been used as a hub for conventions, expos, meetings, and concerts for many years. The new purpose-built casino at Parq Vancouver spans over 72,000 square feet – two times the size of the original 36,000 square foot casino at Enterprise Hall. However, despite the massive size of the new casino floor in Parq Vancouver, the Edgewater Casino will not be offering extra games when it reopens. The casino’s existing gaming license, which was issued by the City of Vancouver in 2013, stipulates a maximum of 75 gaming tables and 600 slot machines. Parq Vancouver will take over this existing license from September 29.

Project Also Includes Plazas And Canucks Ice Rink

With that said, Parq Vancouver offers many of its own amenities, including 11 exclusive salon privés, dining facilities, restrooms, a casino cage, and full-service VIP hosts at its luxurious poker room. The new casino also holds the potential to expand in the future, with the original application calling for 150 gaming tables and 1,500 slots. It is still unknown what Enterprise Hall will be used for until the Plaza of Nations is decommissioned under a redevelopment plan. In addition to the new entertainment complex, the proposed redevelopment also includes residential units, large plazas, and a practice rink for the Vancouver Canucks that may also be used for public ice skating. 


More News

New Laws To Change Online Gambling In Canada

Lillie Mcguire
Posted on April 16, 2021 at 3:04am
New Laws To Change Online Gambling In Canada

The question ‘is online gambling legal in Canada’ has been asked on numerous occasions, by locals, and the world at large. It is such a co

Benefits Of Playing At The Best Online Casinos

Lillie Mcguire
Posted on April 16, 2021 at 3:04am
Benefits Of Playing At The Best Online Casinos

It seems as if new online casinos are appearing on an almost daily basis, which is certainly good news for gamblers. But what exactly are the benefits

LeoVegas To Boost Sports Betting Site With Expekt

Lillie Mcguire
Posted on April 15, 2021 at 3:04am
LeoVegas To Boost Sports Betting Site With Expekt

LeoVegas AB has announced further expansion plans as the company strengthens its vision of becoming a leading sports betting site. It has agreed to ac

Microgaming Ink GONG Casino Games Online Deal

Lillie Mcguire
Posted on April 15, 2021 at 2:04am
Microgaming Ink GONG Casino Games Online Deal

Microgaming, the leading casino games online software developer, has reinforced its position as the industry’s leading content aggregator. The l

Canada GP’s Ghost Race In Need Of More Money

Lillie Mcguire
Posted on April 13, 2021 at 11:04am
Canada GP’s Ghost Race In Need Of More Money

The fate of the 2021 Canadian GP hangs in the balance after it was reported that the prospect of a spectator-free ‘ghost race’ for the Mon

Evolution To Acquire Big Time Gaming

Lillie Mcguire
Posted on April 13, 2021 at 11:04am
Evolution To Acquire Big Time Gaming

One of the world’s biggest iGaming giants, Evolution, is set to add yet another significant firm to its collection. The company has entered an a

Sports Betting Regulation Set To Serve Canadians

Lillie Mcguire
Posted on April 12, 2021 at 12:04pm
Sports Betting Regulation Set To Serve Canadians

Now that the passing of the bill set to legalise singe-event sports betting in Canada appears imminent, local gaming bodies and operators are excited

Poker Fans Can Now Own WPT NFT Heritage Content

Lillie Mcguire
Posted on April 12, 2021 at 12:04pm
Poker Fans Can Now Own WPT NFT Heritage Content

World Poker Tour fans will soon get to own special WPT moments by logging into an NFT marketplace and buying limited-time packs containing unique cont

Casino Finally Settles With OJ Simpson

Lillie Mcguire
Posted on April 12, 2021 at 12:04pm
Casino Finally Settles With OJ Simpson

A November 2017 incident that saw OJ Simpson kicked out of the Cosmopolitan Casino in Las Vegas, followed by a defamation claim filed at court nearly

Canadian Clothing Brand Supports Autism Month

Lillie Mcguire
Posted on April 09, 2021 at 3:04am
Canadian Clothing Brand Supports Autism Month

Local Laundry, a Calgary-based brand, has renewed its partnership with Kodette LaBarbera, the former reality television star of Hockey Wives of Canada