Review written by Sophie Couard, June 8, 2016.
Richmond is a coastal town that is part of the metropolitan area of Vancouver. It is located on Lulu Island at the mouth of the Fraser River, and connected to the International Airport of Vancouver. There are many shopping centres and a huge 55 ha park called Garden City. However, most tourists visit Vancouver, as it offers many attractions, from skyscrapers in the downtown area to its charming Chinatown. That said, if you are a player, Richmond has a major advantage over Vancouver, as it features a large casino. It is the largest casino in the province of British Columbia.
A complete game selection
The River Rock Casino Resort in Richmond is open 24 hours, 7 days a week. It extends over 8,200 m². To be let in you have to be 19 years or older, and you must present two valid pieces of identification.
The slot machines
There is something for every fan of slot machines. The casino offers the largest and most diverse game selection on the west coast of Canada. There is also live music allowing you to enjoy playing at the over 1,100 devices even more. You can find the following games:
- games where you can win progressive jackpots, such as the famous Carnival of Cash,
- traditional slot machines with mechanical reels, such as Wheel of Fortune,
- latest generation video slots with digital screens, such as Race to Win,
- video poker,
- video keno,
- video bingo,
- electronic roulette games.
The table games
Fans of traditional games will also be happy to hear that they are spoilt for choice at the casino. There are 110 tables waiting for the players that offer the following games:
- three card poker,
- four card poker,
- texas hold'em bonus,
- fortune pai gow,
There is also a poker room on the main floor that is open from Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5 am and also around the clock on Saturday and Sunday. You can play texas hold'em and omaha in cash games or tournaments.
Fans of horse racing will also be happy to hear that there is a space for horse racing bets that is open every day from 10 am to 10 pm. You can bet on many different competitions and then follow the event on giant screens to see if you have won.
Other services of the casino
As you can probably see from the previous paragraphs about the games, the River Rock Casino Resort in Richmond has a lot to offer. What is even better is that the establishment do not just offer a huge game selection, you can also stay overnight, eat, have a drink and have fun in the establishment. You can find out what these additional services are in the following paragraphs.
The River Rock Casino Resort in Richmond is located along the Fraser River, in the stunning setting of the Canadian West Coast, and it offers luxury, hospitality and a friendly atmosphere that you can enjoy when you stay there for a longer period of time. The hotel has almost 400 rooms and suites, such as:
- the classic room,
- the one bedroom suite,
- the two bedroom suite,
- the executive floor,
- the penthouse,
- the presidential suite.
There is also :
- a swimming pool,
- a gym,
- a spa.
You have the following choice for dining at the casino:
- a self-service buffet (River Rock Buffet),
- a gourmet restaurant (Tramonto),
- an Asian restaurant (Sea Harbour Seafood Restaurant),
- a pub (Lulu's Lounge),
- a brasserie (Java Jack's Coffeehouse),
- a seaside restaurant (Curve).
There are also some fast food places:
- Triple O's,
- Chinese Noodle Shop,
- The Deli.
The River Rock Casino Resort in Richmond has three venues that show performances every night. You can enjoy local artists for free at the Curve or Lulu's Lounge, and also enjoy an unforgettable performance at the Show Theatre which hosts international stars of music, stand-up comedians, magicians, cabaret shows, and many others.
In short, there is always plenty to do at the River Rock Casino Resort in Richmond. You can eat, sleep and have fun, very much like in Vegas, but it is mostly the games why people visit. You can enjoy an impressive and diverse game selection that will make most players happy.
By car : 15 minutes from the centre of Vancouver.
By plane : International Airport of Vancouver.
24 hours, 7 days a week.