BC PLACE CASINO
Adjacent to BC Place Stadium
A new $450 million destination casino and hotel project is proposed for Vancouver. The name will be B.C. Place Casino and it will be located next to the BC Place Stadium. It will be built on the vacant 2 acre parcel that is west of B.C. Place and the Cambie Bridge.
When completed the property will consist of a two story 110,000 square foot casino operating 24 hours a day. As well two hotels and 5 restaurants.
B.C. Premier Gordon Cambell, whom announced the plans, states the project will
create thousands of jobs. Estimating 3,200 direct and 2,220 indirect jobs during
construction. Then another 1,900 direct and 1,300 indirect jobs when the
facility is opened. It is also estimated that the casino will earn $130 million
in gaming revenues in its first operating year.
A rezoning application is waiting the final approval before construction can begin. It is estimated that it will take several years before completion. However they are hopeful to open by 2013.
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