Published On: Friday, 04 May 2018

Celebrating Elements Casino

Celebrating Elements Casino

WEST SHORE - On May 5th, View Royal Casino officially becomes Elements Casino as part of its Grand Opening celebration. The celebration features a sold-out performance by Tom Cochrane and Red Rider in the brand new Platinum Room, an introduction to their new dining experiences, thousands of dollars in prizing, and premium gaming in their newly expanded space.

It’s going to be quite a party! Following on from its expansion, Elements Casino will offer a 70,000 square foot gaming facility with 770 slot machines and up to 25 table games.

For those looking for a night out without gaming, you can check out The Well Public House at the Casino which offers a restaurant/pub/bar experience with live entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights. Other dining options on site are The Diamond Buffet, Chi Express and 1708 Quick Bites, offering lots to choose from.

View Royal Casino is a huge supporter of the WestShore community. Two-thirds of the gross gaming revenues generated at the Casino goes directly to the provincial government to support programs in areas such as social services, health care and policing.

Some of this two-thirds is distributed by the province to municipalities. Since View Royal Casino opened in 2001 (up to its 2014-15 financial year), $57.9 million has been distributed to Esquimalt, Sooke and WestShore municipalities.

The Casino’s employees also contribute to the Great Canadian Casinos’ PROUD program, which encourages staff to lend their time to meaningful volunteer projects, plus providing cash donations to charities and non-profits. In our area this has recently included Jeneece Place, the Goldstream Food Bank, and the Pacific Centre Family Services Association.

The WestShore Chamber of Commerce is another non-profit regularly supported by the Casino. In addition to being a regular Gold Sponsor for our yearly Awards program, the Casino also sponsored 2016’s VISION WestShore, and 2015’s Dinner with David Black.

I’d like to thank the Casino team for coming on board as a Gold Sponsor once again for 2018’s Best of the WestShore Awards – but that’s not all! I’m pleased to announce that Elements Casino will also be the host of 2018’s 5 Chambers Mixer.

If you are a member of the Saanich Peninsula, Sooke Region, Esquimalt, Greater Victoria or WestShore Chambers mark your calendars for Thursday September 20th to take part in the premier annual opportunity to make business contacts across the South Island region!

Julie Lawlor is the Executive Director at the WestShore Chamber of Commerce. You can reach her at jlawlor@westshore.bc.ca