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Hard Rock Casino Vancouver will open in Coquitlam, British Columbia
The Hard Rock Casino Vancouver will be a brand new renovation of the old Boulevard Casino, in the city of Coquitlam, British Columbia (Metro Vancouver). The new 80,000 square foot casino will offer typical games such as poker, blackjack, pai gow, roulette, baccarat, craps, and over 950 state-of-the-art interactive slot machines.

The Hard Rock Casino Vancouver will also have a 1,000 seat theatre that will play host to music, comedy, performance arts, multi-cultural programming and local artists.

Living up to its name, the Hard Rock Casino Vancouver will be the first gaming property in Canada to feature keepsakes from iconic music legends. A special tribute will be offered to the artists who supported Vancouver and Canada internationally.

“This new multi-million dollar renovation and rebranding will create an iconic entertainment environment offering, ‘everything you go out for’,” said Howard Blank, vice president of Great Canadian Gaming Corporation. “We look forward to presenting the very best of gaming, music, fun and dining; everyone will be treated like a rock star, whether you are 19 or 99.”

Daniel Negreanu finishes runner-up to Eli Elezra in the 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball $2,500

Negreanu narrowly missed out on winning his 6th WSOP bracelet, coming up just short to Eli Elezra in the 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball $2,500. This was the 5th time in Daniel’s career that he finished in the runner up position. His 2nd place finish paid $107,000. It was also Daniel’s 28th top ten finish in his career.

Kristen Bicknell Wins WSOP Ladies Championship & Canada’s 10th Bracelet

Kristen brought home yet another WSOP bracelet for Canada, defeating a field of 953 people for a first place prize of $173,000. An online pro in her own right, Kristen has had PokerStars Super Nova Elite VIP status since 2010 and counting. When she isn’t grinding out a full-time living, she also works as a part-time poker coach. Another Canadian, Calgary-native Cindy Kerslake, also made the final table, finishing 9th for over $12,000.

The World Poker Tour Canadian Dates

After the successful $3000+300 WPT Montreal event in November 2012 event, which drew nearly 1,200 players, The World Poker Tour has decided to run two WPT events in Montreal this year.

In the fall, there will be a fully televised PartyPoker sponsored WPT Montreal Main Event running from November 29th until December 5th. The buy-in will be $3,500+$350.

Party Poker Qualifiers: Every Sunday at 3:30pm ET is a $300 buy-in, 3 seat guaranteed satellite tournament. Super satellites and other satellites are also available.

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Upcoming Live Canadian Poker Events:

Calgary, Alberta – June 22 and 23rd, Grey Eagle Summer Classic at the Grey Eagle Casino

Calgary, Alberta – July 5 to 14th, Stampede Classic at the Deerfoot Inn and Casino

Calgary, Alberta – August 14 to 25th, Canadian Open Poker Championships at the Deerfoot Inn and Casino

Port Perry, Ontario – October 13th, GBH Fall Classic at the Great Blue Heron Casino

Charlottetown, PEI – October, Atlantic Canada Poker Championships at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – October, SIGA Poker Championships at Dakota Dunes Casino

Winnipeg, Manitoba – October, Manitoba Lotteries Poker Open at McPhillips Station

Vancouver, B.C. – November, West Coast Poker Championships at Edgewater Casino

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