Starlight Casino is a premier gambling facility in New Westminster, British Columbia, and is one of the three branded Starlight casinos located throughout Canada. The brand is operated by Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited, one of Canada’s largest casino companies, with 27 gambling properties across the Great White North. The majority stakeholder of Gateway is the private equity investment company Catalyst Capital Group Inc., which boasts over $6 billion in assets.
Being located minutes away from Vancouver International Airport and downtown Richmond, Starlight Casino in New Westminster is easy to reach from Vancouver, Richmond and even some parts of the neighbouring US state of Washington. All players can enjoy over 100,000 square feet of exclusive casino gambling and entertainment services.
There is a 65,000-square-foot gambling floor that is home to over 900 slot machines, 50+ table and poker games and an 8,888-square-foot high-limit VIP room with six private baccarat, poker, and craps tables, exquisite dining and many other amenities.
Starlight Casino also offers five dining options with diverse cuisines, a sports bar and a live entertainment center with regular live music events and other performances.
- Address: 350 Gifford St., New Westminster, British Columbia V3M 7A3
- Owner: Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited
- Operator: Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited
- Hours: 24 hours/seven days a week
- Casino games: 900+ slots, 50+ craps, roulette, blackjack, poker, baccarat
- Sportsbook: No sportsbook
- Poker: Tournaments and cash games
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The casino at Starlight New Westminster
The casino floor at Starlight Casino is a 65,000-square-foot space teeming with over 900 slot machines of all denominations and 50+ table games that, together with the exclusive No. 9 VIP Room, offer everything Canadian players need for a memorable casino experience.
The remarkable diversity of games comes in the form of slot machines, where you can find everything, from penny slots to high-limit ones, based on myriad different themes. On the other hand, players with a penchant toward more traditional table casino games can enjoy 50+ versions of roulette, blackjack, baccarat, craps and other popular games.
Both poker sharks and poker fish are welcome to partake in various cash games, such as Ultimate Texas Hold ’em, pai gow poker, four card poker and three card poker, with various stakes suitable for all types of poker players.
If you are a high-roller and you appreciate the privacy and discretion, then the No. 9 VIP Room is just what you need. Six private VIP tables with baccarat, poker and other games await all players who wish to experience supreme gambling, world-class service and exceptional cuisine.
Starlight Casino is no stranger to offering hefty bonuses and enticing promotions to players. The offer is currently limited due to the global coronavirus pandemic, but the situation will surely change for the better once the casino reopens.
Still, there are some ongoing promotions Starlight players can significantly benefit from, such as:
- Encore Rewards Program: The Encore Rewards Program rewards players for their loyalty with hotel discounts, special invitations to events and many other perks. The more you play, the better rewards you can claim.
If a diverse choice of slots is what you are looking for, then Starlight Casino will make you look no further. Over 900 different slot machines, such as Lock It Link, She’s a Rich Girl and many others are at your disposal, with denominations ranging from penny and quarter slots to slots perfectly equipped for high-rollers. What’s more, the Royal Room of the VIP section offers its visitors privacy and an exclusive slot playing experience with VIP hosts and personalized service.
In addition, slot machines on Starlight Casino’s floor pack the meanest of all punches when it comes to payouts. Dubbed the Mystery Slots, these special slot machines, such as Buffalo Jackpot Feature, Treasure Ball and others, can deliver a jackpot prize on any given spin. Players don’t need a winning combination to trigger the mystery jackpot, which can be worth thousands of dollars.
Starlight Casino New Westminster is a go-to option for all players who enjoy throwing the dice, hitting and splitting the aces in blackjack, spinning the roulette wheel and placing bets on these popular table casino games. There are over 50 versions of roulette, baccarat, craps and many other casino games with varying betting levels, making them suitable for all types of players.
Try your hand and luck at the top casino table games in British Columbia, such as:
- $5 Blackjack
- $25 Double Deck Blackjack
- $1 Roulette
- $10 EZ Baccarat
- Pai Gow Tiles
- $15 Fortune Pai Gow
- $5 Four Card Poker
- $10 Ultimate Texas Hold ’em
- $10 Fast Action Poker
- Fortune Asia Poker
Encore rewards program
Starlight Casino in New Westminster is a part of the venerated Encore Rewards Program. It allows its visitors to earn significant prizes as a reward for playing Starlight Casino’s real money games. Namely, anytime Starlight Casino players play slots, table games (except poker), or electronic table games and show their Encore Rewards card to the staff, they can earn loyalty points.
Players earn one point for every $1 bet on slots or a $5 bet on eBlackjack or eBaccarat tables. On the other hand, a $5 bet on eRoulette or multi-game eTables is worth four loyalty points. To redeem the points at slot machines, players need at least 1,000 points, which amounts to $5 of free bets. To redeem them at tables, players need to accumulate at least 2,000 of them, which amounts to $10 in free play.
There are four membership levels: Diamond, Double Diamond, Triple Diamond and Elite level. Each level entails exclusive rewards and even a certain percentage of bonus points.
For example, the Double Diamond level gives players an additional 5% in bonus points, while the Triple Diamond members receive 10% in bonus points. As for the Elite members, they receive 15% in bonus points.
Some of the main membership benefits that await at Starlight Casino in New Westminster are:
- Birthday offers.
- Invitations to special events and other promotions.
- 10% or 15% food discounts at select restaurants.
- 25% Encore Seniors Buffet discounts.
- Discounts for entertainment tickets.
- Exclusive hotel stay discounts and packages.
- Exclusive contests and events.
Starlight Casino amenities
Starlight Casino hotels
Starlight is a standalone casino, meaning that you have to look for a hotel room elsewhere. However, within the 15-minute driving distance, you will find hotels such as Queens Hotel in New Westminster and Inn at the Quay, where you can find a decent accommodation with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, minibars and other amenities.
There are multiple deluxe and casual dining options at Starlight Casino.
Match Eatery & Public House and the RedBar Lounge
Top entertainment and exquisite dining are what all guests of Match Eatery & Public House and the RedBar Lounge are bound to experience.
For a tantalizing experience for their taste buds, visitors turn to Match Eatery & Public House. This pub is a perfect blend of a casual atmosphere and environment with top-class dining and entertainment. It is an ideal place for you to watch a game, listen to DJs and live music on weekends, or have an important business lunch. Its cuisine offers classic food choices with a touch of modern spirit that keeps the offer fresh and up to date with the latest culinary trends.
Equally as exciting is the RedBar Lounge. Live entertainment, free pay-per-view sporting events and unique dishes make the RedBar Lounge a fan-favourite. It is perfect for private parties and events, as it can accommodate up to 220 visitors. From its stage, fantastic live music acts entertain the guests, who will not only enjoy outstanding food and drinks but will also have the opportunity to demonstrate their dancing skills on RedBar Lounge’s dance floor.
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Starlight Casino history
Starlight Casino is owned and operated by Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited, a well-established casino company with 25 successful years under its belt. Gateway has always been in charge of shaping the gambling scene of New Westminster — starting with the Royal Towers Hotel Casino, the first place in the mainland coastline of British Columbia where people could play slots, and continuing with the Royal City Star Riverboat Casino.
Both casinos ceased all operations before 2007 when Gateway’s flagship project, Starlight Casino, came into being and forever changed the gambling scene of British Columbia and all Western Canada.
The owner of Gateway, the Catalyst Capital Group Inc., is planning to sell Gateway’s 27-property gambling operation, including Starlight Casino in New Westminster, to Leisure Acquisition Corp. of New York, for a whopping $1.5 billion. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the transaction was put on hold for now.