Hard Rock Casino
Live shows by rock legends, good food and never-ending gambling fun – you’ll find it all under one roof at the Hard Rock Casino in Vancouver. The 80,000 square foot venue kicked off with a bang, literally, on 20 December 2013, with an amazing fireworks display signalling the opening of their doors. This was followed by a concert headlined by the multi-platinum pop band, Hedley, with savoury cuisine and plenty of signature drinks that went around. Shortly after their launch they hosted an impressive 2014 New Years’ Eve party with Our Lady Peace as the main act. The venue recently commemorated their 1 year anniversary in true Hard Rock-style with performances by Bif Naked and Everlast, and an epic show from Nick Gilder & Sweeney Todd, guest staring Best Night Ever. There was much to celebrate after an immensely successful year that saw nearly 2 million winers, diners, rockers and gamblers walk through their doors.
24/7 Gambling Entertainment
As the biggest of all Vancouver land-based casinos in terms of floor-space, players can expect to be wowed by the variety of games on offer. The carousel alone hosts over 1000 of the latest casino slots ranging from 1 cent slots, all the way up to spectacular high-limit machines. At the tables, players can enjoy 70 games that include Shoe Blackjack, Squeeze Midi Baccarat, Fortune Pai Gow poker, Touch-Bet Roulette, Craps, Fast Action Hold’em, Ultimate Texas Hold’em and many more. Within their three exclusive Poker Rooms - Fraser Downs, Hard Rock Casino Vancouver and River Rock – there are 12 tables, and unique from other Canadian casinos, they have a Super Beat Progressive Poker Jackpot valued at nearly $400k linked to all three rooms.
Behind the doors of the high limit Privé rooms big spenders can indulge in some serious gambling action where higher table limits and bigger chip sizes come standard. Enjoy privatized gaming with a variety of high limit casino slots and poker, or take a seat at one of their 8 high-limit Baccarat tables. The Privé rooms offer many exclusive services and dedicated hosts for personalized attention. For those who are not partial to playing casino games there is an exquisite Racebook floor where off-track betting is available as per the monthly calendar.
Rewards Club & VIP Services
Hard Rock casino has a three-tier Players Club – Diamond, Double Diamond and Triple Diamond – whereby a host of perks are awarded to frequent gamblers and visitors. Get up to 10% off on all food and drink purchases, receive pre-sale notifications on select shows at The Theatre, use the Buyer’s Club card when playing slots to get automatic entry into hot seat draws and receive a $5 free slot coupon every year as a birthday gift. Signing up to become a Buyer’s Club member is as easy as chatting with Guest Services, or any casino host, who will assist with applying for their free Encore Rewards Card. Players can then check their points balance and update account information at the Encore Rewards website. Once a member, there is much more to look forward to with plenty of exclusive rewards and hundreds of dollars in free give-aways throughout the year.
Events, Competitions & Tournaments
Tournaments have become very popular at all casinos in Canada and so it goes without saying that players can look forward to a back-to-back schedule with events taking place 24/7. There is a monthly poker tournament schedule that features all events taking place for that month where players can also check out registration information and buy-in amounts for daily and weekend tournaments. Slots tournaments are just as popular and anyone can sign up for the action. There are varying prize pots to play toward and events take place on the most popular slots on the floor. There is also an exclusive Party Pit where players can enjoy great entertainment and exciting prize give-aways with front-row action. Information about Front Row gaming dates and times are available from Guest Services.
Their monthly promotions calendar guarantees more excitement as it presents free roll slots tournaments, virtual horse races with grand prize pots and special draws with Golden Ball Progressive where hot-seat draws on table games and slots worth thousands of dollars take place every 30 minutes. There is even a Rock Your Bills contest, exclusive to Hard Rock Vancouver, where up to $5000 is up for grabs. Players can earn entry into the game show in multiple ways and a ballot draw determines the entrants for the next event.
Entertainment & Amenities
Hard Rock is one of the luckiest Canadian casinos, having the privilege of presenting priceless memorabilia from some of the greatest music artists in history. Visitors are taken on an incredible journey once they walk through the doors with irreplaceable items from legends such as Elvis Presley, U2, Prince, ZZ Top, Tina Turner and Def Leppard, amongst others. Their most prized possessions however are those that belonged to Jimi Hendrix, which even includes a guitar that once belonged to him! The wall also displays clothing, concert posters and original vinyl’s encased in glass. Hard Rock Casino has also confirmed that they will soon be adding priceless items from the king of pop, Michael Jackson, something that will surely give them the ultimate edge over other Vancouver land-based casinos!
Apart from the trip down memory lane, the venue bursts at the seams with jam-packed entertainment. They have had performances by music legends such as Slash, Ringo Starr, Our Lady Peace, Daughtry, The Goo Goo Dolls and many more at The Theatre, along with shows by world-renowned DJ’s. Rocker or not, the experience draws in visitors from all cultures and creeds as they offer “everything you go out for” in one place. Amongst their amenities is the Hard Rock Casino store where branded items such as t-shirts, hats, shot classes, lighters and much more are for sale. There are also 7 restaurants that serve drinks and food, with everything from quick snacks to gourmet cuisine:
- Asylum (Bar/Restaurant with Stage)
- Unlisted (Lounge/Restaurant)
- Stake (Upscale Restaurant)
- Fu Express (QSR - Asian Cuisine)
- Chip's (QSR - Gourmet Sandwiches)
- Roadies' (QSR - Gourmet Burgers)
- Fuel Cafe (QSR - Coffee and Snacks)
More about Hard Rock Casino Vancouver…
Apart from casino gambling and live shows, Hard Rock Casino hosts the Rock the MicTM competition, which awarded an exclusive contract to Best Night Ever – the first winner of their battle of the bands initiative. The casino is also involved in charitable events, supporting 25 organizations. They volunteer countless hours for SHARE Family & Community Services Society in Canada. The venue is owned and managed by Great Canadian Casinos Inc, a wholely owned subsidiary of GCGC.