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Canada – Gateway launches British Columbia’s first Pulse Arena from Interblock

By - 30 September 2019

Gateway Casinos & Entertainment, in conjunction with BCLC and Interblock, has unveiled its brand-new Pulse Arena, an innovative, immersive, multi-sensory gaming space that is the first of its kind in B.C.

Set to redefine the casino experience in B.C., Pulse Arena takes up prime position on the gaming floor at Grand Villa Casino in Burnaby. It features 35 interconnected gaming stations all supported by lights, sound and a massive 30-foot digital wall. This high-energy gaming experience brings together electronic table games, live dealer games and interactive play.

Rowland England, Vice President, Operations BC West, said: “We are excited to introduce Pulse Arena exclusively at Grand Villa Burnaby. It allows us to offer a unique gaming experience that can be tailored to meet the changing needs of our customers at any time of the day or week. This immersive gaming experience can only be found at Gateway Casinos properties in Canada and is the first-of-its-kind in B.C.”

“We truly value our partnership with Gateway Casinos and BCLC. The launch of the PULSE Arena at Grand Villa Casino will bring new, cutting-edge technology to the casino floor and we look forward to their players enjoying the many games offered,” said Burton Poitras, Interblock’s Vice President of Sales and Service, Canada.

Players are able to play up to three games at once with their choice of: Baccarat, Blackjack, and Roulette. The dealers, who are referred to as “Games Entertainers” in Pulse Arena, incorporate entertainment into the experience, which can be viewed by all players through a live feed on the massive video wall located at the front of the space.

“The Pulse Arena is a great example of how BCLC is listening to player feedback, improving our technologies, and modernizing the industry,” said Brad Desmarais, BCLC’s Vice President of Casino and Community Gaming. “BCLC is constantly looking to bring fresh and innovative games to our players in B.C. and we’re thrilled to do just that with the introduction of Pulse Arena at Grand Villa Casino in Burnaby.”

As well as assisting with the games, with just the touch of a button the games entertainers alter the lights, music and volume in the area to achieve a variety of moods – from a high-energy, club-like environment to a more, mellow, daytime mood. Pulse Arena creates both an individual experience and social play with friends.

Grand Villa is Gateway’s most premium brand and provides guests with an incomparable gaming, dining and entertainment experience. Offering nine bars and restaurants, including Gateway’s signature brands Atlas Steak + Fish and CHOW Lucky Noodle Bar as well as a newly expanded gaming space featuring 1,330 slots machines, 61 table games and 11 poker table. Enjoy the comfort and luxury of the Delta Hotel and Conference Centre with sleek convenient amenities and a harmonious balance between style and comfort. Whether it’s a quick escape or an exclusive getaway, you will share in an experience that can only be had at Grand Villa.

Along with the brand new Pulse Arena, Grand Villa has also recently upgraded their Premium Gaming Areas (both which are located on the 2nd floor of the casino), which will allow players to receive dedicated service from hosts. The Cypress Room hopes to offer guests a new benchmark in table gaming, with private salons and service, while the newly revamped Maple Room will cater to slots customers. The Grand Villa Casino has also recently added 130 brand new slot machines, including Gold Dragon Xtreme, Mystery Slide Money Rain 2, Prosperity Pig, Lightning Zap, Crazy Money Gold, Lunar Festival, and many more.

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