River Rock Casino
River Rock Casino is located in Richmond, British Columbia, right on the riverfront that serves a 144 berth marina. The resort was initially opened in 2004 but underwent a major 18-month renovation in 2009 that led to the unveiling of their Grand Lobby, with cascading waterfalls and spiral escalators that take guests from hotel check-in to the casino. The upgrades boosted their popularity with the cleverly designed River Rock Show Theatre that offers unobstructed views from every seat in the house. The 70,000 square foot resort includes a casino with 115 table games, over 1100 slots games and exclusive poker and VIP gaming facilities, in addition to a hotel, spa and several restaurants. With incredible attractions and exceptional 5-star services they have maintained their status over the past decade as one of the highest ranking Vancouver casinos.
24/7 Gambling Entertainment
The star-lit casino floor has more than 1100 slots sporting high-tech machines by industry leaders. Players can enjoy low-stakes gaming with penny slots or go large for giant prize pots with high-limit machines. The famous Wheel of Fortune slot machine by IGT has created waves in the casino gambling world with giant wins landed at many Vancouver casinos, including River Rock. Zeus slot machine and Super Jackpot Party by WMS, along with the rocking ZZ Top slot by Bally Technologies are just a few of the other appetizing options. By playing slots games marked “casino cash” players also stand the chance to win randomly triggered cash prizes.
Multiple single and double-deck blackjack games, EZ Baccarat and Squeeze Midi Baccarat, craps, roulette and Touchbet Roulette are some of the games available across the 115 tables at River Rock casino. They also offer seven poker variants, which include Texas Hold’em, Fast Action Hold’em, Fortune Pai Gow Poker and 3-Card Poker. Players don’t have to roll high to buy-in though there are low and high-limit tables. River Rock casino has also introduced their 50-seat racebook located within the poker room where players can enjoy the thrill of off-track betting.
Rewards Club & VIP Services
River Rock casino has several exclusive VIP services, which include their high-limit gambling rooms open to members of the Privé club. The exquisite Salon Privé offers gambling to the elite with 6 private gaming rooms and 21 squeeze Midi-Baccarat games, along with a 5-star dining room where hot and cold Asian foods and snacks are served. There are also three other gaming rooms – Phoenix, Maple Leaf and Dogwood rooms – where a variety of high-limit table games are available, along with big screen TV’s and the option to enjoy delectable meals. Even high-limit slots players are catered for in the Jade Room where 50 enthralling high-limit slots and all of the expected VIP services that come with Privé membership await.
The Players Club incentivizes all loyal casino goers with a point rewards system that kicks in from the moment players sign up for an Encore Rewards card – either online, or through a casino host. Benefits vary vastly, with Diamond, Double Diamond and Triple Diamond levels. Players can look forward to receiving discounts of up to 10% on meals at any of the six restaurants, automatic entry into hot-seat draws, pre-sale notifications on select shows at the River Rock Show Theatre, free birthday gifts and access to hundreds of dollars’ in free rewards throughout the year.
Events, Competitions & Tournaments
River Rock resort hosts an array of competitions in addition to the Encore Rewards club. Their popular Bill Busters $20k extravaganza has a $5000 weekly prize pool where 10 players are guaranteed $500 in free play every Thursday evening. To qualify players simply need to earn 100 Encore Reward points by playing any of their popular slots games. This is just one of their exciting offers, as there are many other competitions that guarantee loads of cash give-aways, special gifts, free-play coupons and much more.
The tournament schedule runs non-stop with events ranging from low, to no-limit Texas Hold’em. Their monthly schedules feature planned tourneys, along with buy-in requirements. All poker players automatically qualify for their Super Beat Jackpot that has a randomly triggered progressive prize pot. The venue has also hosted several international events, which has included the British Columbia Poker Championships in November 2005, 2006 and 2007, along with the prestigious Johnny Chan Poker Championship in 2007.
Entertainment & Amenities
In addition to gambling, players can bask in me-time at the lavish Absolute Spa, or unwind at their luxurious saltwater pool with surroundings inspired by the West Coast rainforests. At the renowned River Rock Show theatre patrons can enjoy star-studded events with music performances by world famous artists and comedy acts by the biggest names in the industry. The Canadian Casino also houses interesting “Hollywood North” memorabilia, which visitors can admire by joining in on their resort tours. There are multiple dining options and even 24 hour in-suite dining… Some of their amenities include;
- Tramonto (Restaurant – Award-Winning Cuisine & 5-Star Service)
- Curve (Dining, Drinks & Live Entertainment)
- Lulu’s Lounge (Light Meals, Drinks & Live Entertainment)
- River Rock Buffet (Restaurant – Buffet Brunch, Lunch & Dinner)
- Sea Harbour (Restaurant – Award-Winning Cantonese Dining)
- Java Jack’s (Coffee Shop – Coffees, Pastries, Smoothies etc)
- Food Court (24/7 Snack Shops)
- River Rock Show Theatre (Live Music, Comedy Shows & Event Planning)
- River Rock Hotel (396 Rooms & Resort Suites, Spa, Pool, Concierge etc)
- Marina & Boardwalk Overlooking the Frazer River & River Rock Marina
More about River Rock Casino Richmond…
River Rock Casino is one of the busiest BC casinos, welcoming over 10,000 visitors each day. The popularity of the venue trickled over into the Vancouver film industry on several occasions, lending their venue as a filming location. The resort has contributed over $141million to the City of Richmond and various charitable causes, including BC Children’s Hospital, Richmond Hospital Foundation and Richmond Centre for Disability. They assisted with the construction of the Richmond Olympic Oval and they will also fund the new Minoru Aquatic Centre.