Great Canadian Casino – Holiday Inn is located in Vancouver, British Columbia Canada and is open Daily 10am-6am. The 16500 Square Feet Casino has 32 tables with most interesting casino games.
Actually the Great Canadian Casino is a limited Company that was formed in 1982 and began operating temporary charity casinos in a variety of locations, often training staff on-site, and operating the PNE’s casino and midway games at the annual fair.
In 1986, Great Canadian proudly opened its first permanent location, The Casino at the Holiday Inn on Broadway in Vancouver, as well as Nanaimo Casino, the first permanent casino on Vancouver Island. Shortly thereafter, Great Canadian hired its first employees on May 1, 1987. That same year, the British Columbia Gaming Commission (BCLC) was formed, the Red Lion Casino opened in Victoria, and the Richmond Casino and Langley Casino opened their doors too.
In 1992, Mayfair Casino was opened. At the same time The Renaissance Casino in Vancouver opened in 1994, and the Guildford Casino closed, transferring its license to The Newton Casino. In 1997, expansions to the gaming landscape in British Columbia included longer hours, a wider variety of table games, and, for the first time, slot machines. Great Canadian Gaming Corporation was created on March 15, 1997, and Great Canadian Casinos Inc. was incorporated July 9, 1997. In 1998, British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) assumed oversight of all casinos in the province.
During these years, Great Canadian continued to experience further growth. In 2001, Great Canadian opened two new properties in British Columbia: View Royal Casino in Victoria and Coquitlam Casino in Coquitlam. In 2004, during the same year that Great Canadian was listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange, the company introduced River Rock Casino Resort in Richmond to their repertoire of properties. This was also the year the company entered the horseracing industry, acquiring Hastings Racecourse in Vancouver. In addition, Great Canadian bought Bear Mountain Community Gaming Centre in Dawson Creek and gained 100% control of Great American Gaming Corporation and its four casinos in Tukwila, Everett, and Lakewood, in Washington State (the fourth casino in Kent shut down on March 14, 2015).
The expansion of Great Canadian Casino
In 2005, Great Canadian expanded across the country, acquiring Casino Nova Scotia Halifax and Sydney, and two racetracks in Ontario, Georgian Downs and Flamboro Downs, as well as Fraser Downs Racetrack & Casino in Cloverdale (now known as Elements Casino and Fraser Downs Racetrack) and Sandown Park in Greater Victoria, BC. River Rock Casino Resort became the first flagship property of Great Canadian Gaming Corporation, adding a Four-Diamond, AAA-rated hotel with two towers, 204 suites, and a 1,000-seat show theatre. At the same time, the Coquitlam Casino completed a significant redevelopment, becoming Boulevard Casino, which tripled it in size. In 2006, Bear Mountain Community Gaming Centre relocated and became known as Chances Dawson Creek Community Gaming Centre. Fraser Downs Racetrack & Casino (now Elements Casino and Fraser Downs Racetrack) also added table games to its gaming options.
In 2008, Great Canadian acquired Haney BingoPlex in Maple Ridge, and also completed the redevelopment of Hastings Racecourse, adding a 600 slot permanent gaming facility. In 2009, River Rock Casino Resort welcomed Translink’s Canada Line, Vancouver’s newest mass transit system that delivered 15,000 extra visitors a week to the property. While that was taking place, View Royal Casino underwent an expansion, adding a parkade and additional gaming space.
In 2010, Haney Bingo Plex received an additional 100 slot machines and was rebranded as Maple Ridge Community Gaming Centre. Casino Nanaimo also rebranded while their 15,000 square-foot gaming space was renovated and upgraded. One year later in 2011, River Rock Casino Resort added a third, four-diamond, hotel tower, offering 196 new hotel rooms. Great Canadian also acquired Chilliwack Bingo during this year.
In 2012, Fraser Downs Racetrack & Casino (now Elements Casino & Fraser Downs Racetrack) opened their Poker Room, and Chilliwack Bingo relocated and became Chances Chilliwack. Similarly, in 2013 Maple Ridge Community Gaming Centre relocated to Chances Maple Ridge. Later that year on December 20, 2013, Hard Rock Casino Vancouver opened its doors, following a multi-million dollar renovation and rebranding of the Boulevard Casino.
2015 was another significant year with a number of events that reinforced Great Canadian’s position as a leader in the gaming, entertainment and hospitality industry.
Great Canadian agreed to purchase Casino New Brunswick for $95 million.Fraser Downs Racetrack and Casino underwent a multi-million dollar renovation, and is re-introduced as Elements Casino
Great Canadian began operations in Moncton, New Brunswick with the acquisition of Casino New Brunswick. In January 2016, Great Canadian received official approval to build Shorelines Casino Belleville which will open its doors in 2017.
Great Canadian Casino at Holiday Inn
Now that you have understood the history of Great Canadian casinos, the holiday inn is also chain of hotels providing the best of amenities to its visitors. The casino is located within the hotel providing gaming tables like 3 Card Poker, Blackjack, Caribbean Stud Poker, Craps, Fortune Pai Gow, Let it Ride, Mini Baccarat, Poker, Roulette, Texas Holdem, Texas Shootout and many more.
The Holiday Inn at Vancouver Centre Hotel (Broadway) is convenient location to Vancouver International Airport (YVR) and the Pacific Central Train Station, and only 2 blocks from the Canada Line SkyTrain Station. From Grouse Mountain to Science World, you’ll find a variety of attractions near the hotel. In downtown Vancouver, you can cheer at Rogers Arena or BC Place Stadium, walk through the VanDusen Gardens or explore the Vancouver Aquarium. Staying here also puts you near world-famous attractions like Granville Island and Canada’s largest Chinatown.
If you’re traveling on business, you’ll enjoy their location near City Hall, Vancouver General Hospital, University of British Columbia and other businesses in Vancouver Canada. The hotel offers 5,679 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space and a 24-hour business centre. Guests can also enjoy complimentary WiFi. Also feel refreshed at Stages Bistro and Lounge while you enjoy their new menus or have fun at their upgraded swimming pool and fitness centre.
Note that no minors are allowed in casinos. The 19+ rule is strictly enforced. Each of their properties are equipped with state-of-the-art ID scanning devices and require all individuals appearing under 30 to submit to an ID scan to ensure validity.
Also write to them at GREAT CANADIAN GAMING CORPORATION, 95 Schooner Street, Coquitlam BC V3K 7A8