Grand Villa Casino is a flagship two-level casino property from Gateway Casinos & Entertainment, a well-known Canadian gambling and entertainment operator. The casino is located in Burnaby, a city in the Vancouver metropolitan area that is only 15 minutes away from downtown Vancouver and 30 minutes from the airport.
Grand Villa Casino began operations in late 2007, and it’s still one of the most prominent casinos in BC. In 2017, Gateway opened another Grand Villa Casino, this time in Edmonton, Alberta.
Grand Villa in Burnaby features over 1,300 exciting, state-of-the-art slot machines. Apart from video slots, there are 67 tables where guests can enjoy various table games, together with a 12-table poker room, several VIP rooms, and a party-rich Pulse Arena with dozens of electronic table games.
Guests who plan on staying more than one night can book a spacious and luxurious room at Delta Burnaby Hotel — one of the casino’s official partners. Also, the casino offers a wide range of bars and restaurants with beverages and food made by the best chefs in town. The casino is also home to large conference space, ideal for everything from private business meetings to large celebrations.
According to provincial laws, no person younger than 19 is permitted to enter the casino premises.
*Grand Villa Casino is temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The casino is working with provincial health authorities to determine the date for reopening. We are closely following the situation and will bring you updates as they come.
Grand Villa Casino has around 100,000 square feet of gambling space spread across two levels.
The casino is equipped with the latest slot machines on big, curved screens. After the newest additions, the casino has over 1,300 video slot titles. Those who prefer table games can take a seat at one of 67 tables that feature games such as blackjack, baccarat, roulette, craps, and poker.
Speaking of poker, there is a dedicated poker room with 12 tables where you can test your skills against other guests. The poker games include No Limit Texas Hold ’em and Pot Limit Omaha High.
Of course, Grand Villa Casino also has something for those who prefer a little bit more privacy and exclusivity. The VIP section features three rooms — the Cypress Room, Lions Room and Maples Room. These areas allow guests to enjoy a high level of comfort, gorgeous views, and a private bar. Guests also benefit from dedicated hosts. It should go without saying that VIP rooms have higher limits than usual. Cypress and Lions are for baccarat and blackjack players, while the Maples Room has some of the most popular slot machines.
Last but not least, there’s Pulse Arena — the party hub of the Grand Villa Casino. Located at the lower level, Pulse Arena combines electronic and live dealer table games in an area decorated by a 30-foot video wall that displays the stats of every game played in the arena. All the games are interconnected, and each electronic gambling station allows you to choose the game you want to play.
The selection of slot machines at Grand Villa Casino is awe-inspiring. Not only does the casino feature over 1,300 machines, but it also has some of the most modern slot games in the industry.
Many slots are played on curved or angled screens, giving you a bigger field of view and far more powerful experience. Some of the newest video slots at Grand Villa Casino include titles like Jewel Rewards, Gold Dragon Xtreme, Fate of the 8, Rays of Egypt, Lunar Festival, Lightning Zap, Crazy Money Gold, Mystery Slide Money Rain 2 and more.
Many slot machines are a part of the Casino Cash series that offers progressive jackpots. The games cater to all budget sizes, as you can set your bet from only one cent to one dollar per spin. Around a dozen slots are placed in one of the private VIP rooms.
There’s a table game for every type of player at Grand Villa Casino in Burnaby. The casino features 67 tables with various betting limits. The games include:
Those who enjoy playing with higher stakes can visit the Cypress Room in the VIP section, which features high-limit baccarat and high-limit blackjack.
Like many prominent casinos in British Columbia, Grand Villa Casino in Burnaby offers every player participation in the Encore Rewards program.
This program offers special promotions to players via a card that allows them to collect points every time they place a bet or eat at one of the casino’s restaurants. Every player can get a card by just heading over to the guest service desk and presenting a valid ID. The membership is free of charge.
Earning and redeeming points is easy. You simply need to insert your card into the slot machine or present it to the dealer if you’re playing on one of the tables. The same thing goes for bars and restaurants. Every bet you place will count toward your point total, and after getting a certain number of points, you will move up to another level. There are four levels in the program: Diamond, Double Diamond, Triple Diamond and Elite.
Each member of the Encore Rewards program is eligible for special rewards, such as:
Grand Villa Casino in Burnaby prides itself on a claim of being the largest poker room in British Columbia. The poker room is open 24/7, and it features 12 tables where you can play Texas Hold ’em and Omaha games. The games include 1/3 NL, 2/5 NL, 5/10 NL, 2/2 PLO, 1/3/5 PLO and 5/5 PLO.
Grand Villa offers a couple of promotions for its poker players. There’s the Daily High Hand Prize where the winner automatically enters the grand prize finale draw worth C$1,000 in cash. There’s also the big beat jackpot of up to C$500,000 awarded to a Texas Hold ’em player who loses a four of a kind with eights or better.
There are no future tournaments scheduled at the Grand Villa Casino at the moment.
Grand Villa offers its guests a stay at the luxury hotel adjacent to the casino. The hotel has 200 rooms and suites that can accommodate up to 800 guests, alongside six luxury villas located on the top floor. Every room is equipped with everything from king and queen size beds to working desks, air conditioners, mini-refrigerators, and high-speed Wi-Fi. Although the hotel has a no smoking policy, it allows pets.
The full name of the establishment is Delta Hotels Burnaby Conference Centre, as there are 12,600 square feet of conference space, including a 7,500-square-foot ballroom. The venue can host up to 1,000 guests and has 12 event rooms.
The hotel also has a 24/7 business center, as well as a fitness center with outdoor hot tubs, sauna, swimming pools, jogging trails, a gym, yoga and more.
Finding a place to grab a bite or have a drink with your friends is never a problem at Grand Villa Casino. The casino offers six outlets, all with their own unique menus and ambiance. The available restaurants and bars are:
Don’t forget that you can get discounts at some of these bars and restaurants with your Encore Rewards card.
Grand Villa Casino in Burnaby opened in November 2007, and it’s one of two flagship properties of Gateway Casino & Entertainment Limited, the other being Starlight Casino in New Westminster. In spring 2009, Delta Hotels opened a hotel and conference space right next to the casino.
The entire complex underwent a C$15 million renovation a few years ago, and this transformation made Grand Villa one of the most modern and impressive land-based casino establishments in the whole of Canada.