Gateway Casinos and Entertainment seeks to redefine the British Columbia casino experience by unveiling the first Pulse Arena in the region.
The company, which has a portfolio of 27 properties, has collaborated with the British Columbia Lottery Corporation and Interblock for the implementation at its Burnaby Grand Villa Casino.
Pulse Arena offers, through 35 interconnected gaming slots, “an innovative, immersive, multi-sensory gaming space,” all backed by lights, sound and a 30-foot digital screen, bringing together electronic table games, live dealer games and interactive play.
Rowland England, vice president of operations in 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 BC.”
With their selection of baccarat, blackjack and roulette, players can play up to three matches at once via Pulse Arena.
The dealers, referred to as’ games entertainers,’ integrate entertainment into the environment that users can view through a live stream on the room front video screen.
Burton Poitras, Interblock’s vice president of sales and service in Canada said: “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.”
Grand Villa also lately upgraded its premium gaming zones with 1330 slots, 61 table matches and 11 poker tables alongside nine cafes and restaurants.
“The Pulse Arena is a great example of how BCLC is listening to player feedback, improving our technologies, and modernising the industry,” added 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 BC and we’re thrilled to do just that with the introduction of Pulse Arena at Grand Villa Casino in Burnaby.”