Edgewater Casino

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The Edgewater Casino
Edgewater Casino Logo.jpg
Location Vancouver, British Columbia
Address 750 Pacific Blvd South Vancouver, British Columbia[1]
Opening dateFebruary 2005
Closing dateSeptember 29, 2017

The Edgewater Casino is a former casino that was located at 760 Pacific Blvd South Vancouver, British Columbia. It was in operation from 2005 to 2017.

History[edit]

The Edgwater Casino opened in February 2005.[2] In 2006, the casino was acquired by Paragon Gaming who would manage it for more than ten years.[3] In September 2006, the company purchased the bankrupt casino for $43 million.[4][5]

The casino was closed on September 29, 2017. This was the same day that across the street, the Parq Vancouver opened its doors.[6][7]

Statistics[edit]

In 2013, it generated $6.6 million for the city. In 2014 it was $7.2 million. In 2015, it was $8.3 million and 2016 it was $8.6 million.[8]

At one stage, the casino was the only licensed venue of its type in the city.

Events[edit]

The Casino was well known for its hosting of live events.[9] The 2016 Karaoke World Championships were held at the casino.[10] The competition ran from the 1st of November to the 6th.[11]

The Canada International Film Festival is an annual event that had been hosted by the casino since 2009.[12][13] In 2014, it was held from March 28-29.[14][15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Edgewater Casino Vancouver". VancouverCasinos.com. June 16, 2017. Archived from the original on August 17, 2018.
  2. ^ World Casino Directory, September 12, 2017 - Edgewater Casino in downtown Vancouver to close this month - K. Morrison
  3. ^ Vancouver Is Awesome, February 4, 2019 - Vancouver News, Las Vegas’ Paragon Gaming sells stake in Parq Vancouver casino - By Glen Korstrom
  4. ^ Westender, October 19, 2006 (Via Newsbank.com) - Las Vegas firm hopes to revive ailing Edgewater Casino - Sean Condon
  5. ^ "Gateway Casinos Income Fund Reports 2006 Financial Results, 3. The sale of the Edgewater Casino" (Press release). March 15, 2007.
  6. ^ Vancouver Courier, October 3, 2018 - Vancouver collects $45 million in casino revenue - Mike Howell
  7. ^ Daily Hive , Nov 01, 2017 - News, Edgewater Casino is auctioning off its old equipment (PHOTOS)
  8. ^ Vancouver Courier, October 3, 2018 - Vancouver collects $45 million in casino revenue - Mike Howell
  9. ^ The Vancouver Sun, March 28, 2016 - Vancouver to host karaoke world championships - Scott Brown
  10. ^ KWC, Karaoke World Championships - Past Competitions, 2016
  11. ^ The Vancouver Sun, March 28, 2016 - Vancouver to host karaoke world championships - Scott Brown
  12. ^ The Philippine Star, January 3, 2016 - 2015: Bounty harvest in international indie filmfests FUNFARE - Ricky Lo
  13. ^ The University of British Columbia - Sharon Lin Takes Home Rising Star Award at the Canada International Film Festival
  14. ^ Vancouver Courier, March 13, 2014 - Entertainment, Reel People: Shorts - Sabrina Furminger / Westender
  15. ^ Northwest Travel Magazine, 01/01/2014 - Top Northwest Film Festivals, Canadian International Film Festival: Vancouver, British Columbia; March 20-21