PlayNow Poker Championship is Coming to Hard Rock Casino Vancouver

Event Date Buy-in Format Event 1: The marquee event of the series will begin on October 23 and will conclude two days later. They joined the union in and have started negotiations over their collective agreement with the casino in Get all the latest PokerNews Canada updates on your social media outlets. In addition, workers want schedules to be fair and the work hours to be more balanced. These include improved health benefits and a better and more stable pension plan.

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PlayNow is the only licensed and regulated online gaming site in the province and operates a poker room with players in B. There are satellites already running on the PlayNow. Owned by Great Canadian Gaming Corporation , the property was previously called Boulevard Casino , but underwent a massive renovation and rebranding in late that saw its doors reopen to a celebratory smashing of a guitar by Bif Naked. This is a must-play series that will have all of B. PokerNews Canada will be on site for every single event, providing live updates on all of the action from the first card of the day to the last.

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Use your social profile to sign in faster. The strike started Friday, May 11, and dozens of employees held a rally in front of the gaming facility to show that their demands need to be met by management.

The labour union issued a hour notice on Thursday after talks between them and the Great Canadian Gaming Corporation broke down earlier last week. According to Jimmy Ho, the casino has been negotiating the terms of a new collective agreement with the union for the past 16 months but a deal could not be reached. In the official statement, now available on the casino website, he writes that the facility will continue to operate despite the labour disruption.

Not all services, however, will be offered. While all slot machines will be available for guest play, table games will be limited to baccarat and blackjack. Two restaurants will remain open, namely Neptune Restaurant and The Unlisted, and all shows and events at the Molson Canadian Theatre will proceed as scheduled. The casino will not cancel the Encore Rewards Loyalty Program. Hard Rock Casino Vancouver is located in the City of Coquitlam in Metro Vancouver and is the largest gambling facility in the province by gaming space.

It offers 1, slot machines, 70 gaming tables, a poker room and a high-limit baccarat room, all spreading on an area of 80, sq. Previously known as Boulevard Casino, it is operated by Great Canadian Gaming, one of the largest gambling and hospitality operators in Canada, but after an agreement with the Seminole Tribe of Florida in , it was re-branded as Hard Rock Casino Vancouver.

They joined the union in and have started negotiations over their collective agreement with the casino in Back in February, BCGEU president Stephanie Smith said that many of the casino employees did not receive a wage increase in more than 10 years.

The final offering presented by the company was similar to the deal offered to employees at the River Rock Casino in Richmond, according to the union. Any pay rise, however, would not matter as the minimum wage in British Columbia increases and within two years, casino workers would receive the minimum wage if they agree to the terms in the proposed contract, the BCGEU explains.

There are more issues that need to be addressed, however, in the collective agreement, according to the union. These include improved health benefits and a better and more stable pension plan.

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