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Vancouver Approves New $535 Million BC Place Casino

Vancouver Approves New $535 Million BC Place Casino

After much debate and anticipation, the City of Vancouver has approved the new $535 million dollar urban casino resort outside BC Place.

The new casino will be a major expansion of Edgewater casino. There will be a new complex added across the street from Edgewater Casino’s current location at the Plaza of Nations.

Vancouver Approves New $535 Million BC Place Casino

This new approximately 675,000 sq.ft. urban resort development will create an estimated 2,000 new and ongoing jobs associated with the operations of the hotels, conference center, restaurants, fitness center, spa and other facilities and services. Construction and development work will also create approximately 4,500 local jobs. Once opened, the new facility will generate an estimated $180M annually for the local economy. This will be supplemented by an estimated $87M in annual visitor spending generated outside the resort.

In addition to two hotels, conference centre and other services and amenities, the new facility will accommodate the relocation of the existing 600 slot machines and 75 gaming tables from the Edgewater Casino presently located at the former Expo site on False Creek.

The resort is expected to open at the end of 2016.

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