RICHMOND, BC, May 14, 2014 /CNW/ - River Rock Casino Resort has a lot to be proud of, as the property is getting ready to celebrate its Diamond Anniversary commemorating the opening of a one-of-kind entertainment destination that has forever changed the gaming experience in British Columbia.
During the month of June, River Rock will host a variety of special promotions and giveaways including $150,000 in cash, diamonds and Jaguar XF 2.0T, accompanied by diamond themed dining, hotel and entertainment offerings to celebrate this remarkable occasion.
Over the past 10 years, River Rock Casino Resort has established itself as the premier entertainment destination that delivers amazing experiences and memories, receives international accolades and raises the bar on entertainment and hospitality offerings. Proof of such excellence has resulted in being recognized as the Best Luxury Casino Hotel by the World Luxury Awards organization and having been designated as a AAA Four Diamond resort since 2007.
"I can remember the day when we officially opened our doors and hosted the biggest party of the year. I still feel that energy and excitement every single day throughout the property, even though 10 years have passed," said Peter Goudron, Senior Vice President, Operations - West, Great Canadian Gaming Corporation.
River Rock Casino Resort has embarked upon a number of developments over the years which have included the addition of three hotel towers totaling 396 hotel rooms, a state-of-the-art 995 seat theatre with private suites, a myriad of restaurants and bar options, 19,000 square feet of adaptable meeting and event space coupled with the installation of Canada's first, and only, curved escalators in the main lobby of the resort.
One of the key features that makes River Rock Casino Resort so unique is the link and access to the rapid transit Canada Line which was launched in 2009. With this exclusive amenity, River Rock is connected not only to Richmond and Vancouver's International Airport, but also downtown Vancouver with a mere 18 minute ride.
To learn more about River Rock Casino Resort's upcoming Diamond Anniversary calendar of events, please visit www.riverrock.com.
River Rock Casino Resort is owned and operated by the Great Canadian Gaming Corporation (GCGC), Canada's largest gaming service and hospitality operator with 17 facilities located throughout BC, Ontario, Nova Scotia and Washington State. Every year, River Rock Casino Resort together with its 1,300 employees provides support to the Richmond community through volunteering services, in-kind donations or financial contributions. Some of the charitable organizations that River Rock has supported are: Richmond Family Place, BC Children's Hospital Foundation, Richmond Food Bank, Richmond Society for Community Living, Richmond Chinese Community Society, and Volunteer Richmond Information Services. In 2013, the City of Richmond received $17.6 million from the River Rock Casino Resort in host local government payments and since River Rock's inception, the city has received $113.9 million. These funds have been dedicated to the construction costs of the Richmond Olympic Oval as well as certain community grants, and future revenue will fund the construction of the new Minoru Aquatic Centre.
Image with caption: "River Rock Casino Resort, located in Richmond, British Columbia, opened in June 2004. (CNW Group/River Rock Casino Resort)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140514_C8226_PHOTO_EN_40265.jpg
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