Used to be when you saw the word “Casino” there was only one thought in mind. But now, it’s a different story. And Cascades Casino in Kamloops is a perfect example. Located conveniently at 1555 Versatile Drive in Kamloops, it’s a whole lot more than a casino.
Billed as Your Kamloops Entertainment Destination, Cascades Casino provides the whole gamut of entertainment, and General Manager Robert Case says it really is an entertainment destination. “You can participate in the gaming, and we have over 450 slot machines, 15 tables, and a poker room”, he says, “so we cover the gaming part of the operation extremely well. It’s a great atmosphere, and our customers love the ambience we provide.”
But don’t think that’s all. Maureen Boynton, the Manager of Guest Services and Marketing, says the gaming is only part of the entertainment destination experience. “We have three great places to eat within our complex. We have live entertainment in all our facilities “, Boynton adds, “and you never know what to expect. Elvis or ABBA could be in the building, we have comedy nights, and there’s never a cover charge at any of these events.”
In fact, if you go to the Cascades Casino web page (cascadescasinokamloops.com), it’s the food, the entertainment and the fun that are front and center. “It’s important to us to let people know there’s so much to do here,” says Case. “Whether you’re looking for weekend enjoyment, great food, a place to dance, have a glass of wine, watch the Blue Jays or the Seahawks on the big screens, it’s all here.”
You feel the great ambience as soon as you walk in the front doors. A big display TV greets you as you walk down the hall to the restaurants on one side and the casino on the other. It’s a wide open space that you can walk down in comfort, picking your options as you go. First of all, there’s Match Eatery & Public House, a casual modern pub-style eatery with lots of TV’s, great food and a great atmosphere. For a great time with friends as you enjoy some fun times together, Match is the place to be. Join the Football Club in Match. Not only can you watch all of your favourite NFL games there, you could win a trip to Super Bowl 52 and NFL jerseys & gear are given away each day football is on. Included in your $85 membership to the Gateway Football Club is a Bud, a select appy and other discounts and prizes each week. The big screen TVs put you right in the middle of the action.
A little farther down the hall, you’ll find The Buffet. Need we say more. Different food themes during the week, from Mediterranean to Asian to Family Night as well as western fare, all to satisfy your culinary taste. The 120-seat restaurant has great prices, fresh soups, a great variety of hot dishes and a decadent dessert bar. Bring the family along. They’ll have a blast. And aside from the normal lunch and dinner hours, the Buffet has Brunch Weekends, and a plated Encore Breakfast Monday to Friday.
Now let’s say you want something quiet, personal, a step up from the normal fare you might find in Kamloops. A special event? Or just a desire for a touch of elegance with your loved one on a night out, t Then you’ll want to try Atlas Steak + Fish. Taking you back to a time when dining was an experience, Atlas brings together the best of local beef , classic and contemporary menus, and a comprehensive bar and beverage program. Case says this is elevated dining at its best. “We put a lot of effort into the atmosphere and the experience for our customers”, he says. “Our service isn’t easily matched, and we’re proud to offer a service that our customers tell us they don’t often get elsewhere.” Reservations are highly recommended. Atlas is open Tuesday- Sunday from 4:30 PM on.
Boynton says there are many other services as well. “We have our Encore Rewards card that provides special dining discounts and a number of special benefits, and as well, we have a free shuttle that stops at two different spots around town so if you’re staying in Kamloops, you can get to the Casino with a minimum of effort.” And if you do bring your car, there’s free valet service on site.
Become a member of the Encore Rewards Club. There are three membership levels, and the more points you earn, the more benefits you will enjoy. You can qualify for birthday offers, invitations to special events and promotions and bonus points depending on the level of membership you choose. You’ll also get a discount at select eateries. Membership is free to join.
So no matter what you want to do, have a casual meal or the best steak you’ve ever had, enjoy the atmosphere in the Casino, watch the game, or enjoy the live entertainment, it’s all there at Cascades Casino Kamloops. When they call it your Kamloops Entertainment Destination, they’re not just whistling Dixie. Come and try it out today. You’ll find a whole new adventure waiting inside the doors at 1555 Versatile Drive in Aberdeen. Give them a call at 250-372-3336 or email them at [email protected]. We’ll see you there!!
- Written by CFJC Today staff with files and information supplied by Cascades Casino.
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