Great Canadian Casinos Inc.

March 28, 2006 09:30 ET

Great Canadian Casinos Inc.: River Rock Casino Resort Announces Opening of Western Canada's First Casino Racebook

RICHMOND, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - March 28, 2006) - The thrill of thoroughbred and standardbred simulcasting premiered at Western Canada's largest casino and resort March 20th, when the River Rock Casino Resort opened "The Racebook at River Rock".

"The Racebook at River Rock" offers up simulcast wagering from crowd favourite racetracks including: Hastings Racecourse, Georgian Downs, Flamboro Downs, Fraser Downs, Woodbine, Sha-Tin / Happy Valley Racecourses (Hong Kong), Japan, Australia, Santa Anita, and Hollywood Park, to name just a few! Guests will also be able to wager on heralded races including The Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont, and Breeder's Cup.

"The Racebook at River Rock" features 18 flat screen monitors, seating for over 180 enthusiasts, full food and beverage amenities, and unparalleled guest service with dedicated self automated betting machines as well as staff assistance from morning until late at night.

"The Racebook at River Rock" was created to offer guests a full spectrum of racing excitement and to compliment Western Canada's largest Casino, Poker Room, and full service Resort Hotel.

East met West at Saturday night's gala grand opening, when "The Racebook at River Rock" thrilled a standing room only crowd with a live simulcast of the popular Sha-Tin racetrack from Hong Kong.

They're at the post over 1,000 times daily! So get on a roll and discover the thrill of live simulcast racing daily and nightly at the Rock!

Howard Blank, Vice-President, Media & Entertainment

Contact Information

  • Great Canadian Casinos Inc.
    Howard Blank
    Vice-President, Media & Entertainment
    (604) 512-6066
    (604) 279-8605 (FAX)