Grand Villa Casino Edmonton Review
Grand Villa Casino is one of the most modern casinos in Edmonton, having opened in 2016 after replacing the previous Baccarat Casino. This casino is owned by Gateway Casinos which own multiple casinos in Canada including the Starlight Casino which is also located in Edmonton.
It is one of the largest casinos in the city and has a large variety of slot and table games spread out across the 60,000 square foot gaming area as well as food and beverage options including 6 dining locations and even a Starbucks Coffee. You will, however, not be able to find accommodation at the casino itself, but the casino is located in the centre of the city surrounded by some of the most luxurious hotels in Edmonton.
You can visit this casino every day of the week where they open until 1 am for normal gaming and until 3 am for gaming events on weekends. There are just under 600 games available, mainly slot machines, which can be enjoyed by walk-in guests or members of the two loyalty programs available.
Grand Villa Casino Games:
Grand Villa Casino Edmonton is a very large casino with a 60,000 square foot gaming space featuring loads of electronic and table games. The casino is open on Thursdays – Sundays from noon until 1 am and on Mondays – Wednesdays from 4 pm until 1 am. On the weekend the casino’s special events will continue until 3 am.
You will be able to enjoy many different gaming options including slot machines, VLTs, blackjack, poker, baccarat, pai gow, roulette, and craps. These games are available on the main gaming floor as well as from the luxurious high limit and private gaming salons. There is also a private VIP room where you can enjoy personalized service from the casino’s VIP Hosts.
Casino Gaming Options:
- Slot machines
- Video Lottery Terminals
- Ultimate Texas Hold ‘em
- EZ Baccarat
- Pai Gow Tiles
This massive casino is home to all the games you’d expect to find at a casino of its calibre. The gaming options mentioned above are plentiful, with over 500 slot machines, 22 VLTs, and 28 table games. If gaming is not enough, there are also 7 dining options available.
Grand Villa Casino Dress Code
Grand Villa Casino is located in the province of Alberta and therefore will only allow guests over the age of 18 to enter the casino so you will need to bring a valid photo ID. They accept both casual and smart attire, but you will need to ensure that it does have any profane language, obscene graphics, or any gang-related references. Guests may also not bring in their own alcohol and if you are deemed to be intoxicated you will either not be allowed entry or removed from the casino once inside. As long as you stick to these basic rules you will have no problem entering and enjoying your time at the casino.
Food & Beverages
You will find two main dining options as well as a Starbucks coffee house, Pinkberry Frozen Yogurt, Sbarro Pizza, The Taco Shack, and Vera’s Burger Shack. The first main dining option is the Match Eatery & Public House which has a casual and inviting atmosphere offering classic food choices that is open every day of the week. Otherwise you can visit Atlas Steak + Fish which offers an elegant dining experience for those only over the age of 18 that is open from Thursdays – Sundays.
On the casino’s promotions page on the website you can view some of the many different casino and dining related promotions that they have on offer. Casino promotions include monthly slot tournaments, jackpot draws, and more.
The majority of the casino’s promotions are dining related with a wide variety of discount meals and drinks available, including bubbly thursdays and the casino’s happy hour which runs from Thursday to Sunday every week.
Grand Villa Casino Membership Info
As mentioned, Grand Villa Casino is part of the Gateway Casinos group and as such allows customers to join the ‘My Club Rewards’ loyalty program that is being made available at all of the group’s casinos. Becoming a member is free and once you receive your card you can use it to get free parking, 10% off your food every time you dine at the restaurant, access to a points system that gives you money back the more you play, and the opportunity to be entered into any of the casino’s monthly promotions. All you need to register is a government issued photo ID.
Another membership option available at Grand Villa Casino is the ‘Winner’s Edge’ loyalty program which is available at all casinos in the province of Alberta. Membership is also free and when you sign up you can win up to 500,000 bonus points. You earn points by gaming and depending on which slot or electronic game you play at you will earn between $1 – $5 at a time. These points can be redeemed at a rate of 1,000 points for $1 worth of free play or for additional entries into members-only promotions.
Accommodation & Transportation
Grand Villa Casino is strictly a casino, but its central location in the middle of Edmonton ensures that you will have plenty of accommodation options and local tourist attractions nearby. There is free parking available for casino guests at lot #404 as well as numerous paid parking lots in the surrounding areas.
The nearest hotel to the casino is the JW Marriott Edmonton 5-star hotel which is located just across the street and offers luxurious accommodation with plenty of amenities including free wi-fi, a spa, a fitness centre, an indoor swimming pool, and more. Other options include Sutton Place 4-star hotel and Delta by Marriott 4-star hotel.
Grand Villa Casino is close to many popular attractions like the Muttart Conservatory botanical gardens offering glass pyramids with tropical and arid biomes. You can also visit some of Canada’s largest attractions like the West Edmonton Mall – the largest mall in North America, which is also home to the largest in-mall amusement park known as Galaxyland – and Fort Edmonton Park which is the largest living history museum in the country.
Although you will struggle to run out of things to do at Grand Villa Casino, you may want to visit some of the other casinos available in the city for a different experience. The Pure Casino chain has two of their largest casinos in the North-West and South-East of the city, namely Pure Casino Edmonton and Pure Casino Yellowhead. Other options include the Century Casino & Hotel, the River Cree Resort & Casino, and Starlight Casino Edmonton (which is also part of the Gateway Casino chain).
A Modern Casino Experience
Edmonton is home to many casinos, but if you are looking for the most modern gaming experience then look no further than Grand Villa Casino Edmonton. It is part of a well-known Canadian casino chain and includes plenty of games, dining options, and special events.
Basic info – name, location, table games, slots, dress code
Name: Grand Villa Casino Edmonton
Dress Code: Smart, Casual
Address: 10204 104 Ave NW, Edmonton, T5J 0H6
Tel: +(780) 413-3178
12pm – 1am – Thursdays – Sundays
4pm – 1am – Mondays – Wednesdays