“That’s a great example of how the room suited a third party’s specific needs,” he says. “Music industry guests enjoyed table service on the flat floor while audience members could cheer on their favourite artist on stage from the 400-seat mezzanine.”
While the Event Centre and its amenities are sure to impress, earlier enhancements make Club Regent Casino a must see destination too. Toukie’s Lounge, completed in 2011, is the perfect spot to unwind, order a tasty appetizer or enjoy a cocktail with friends and play an assortment of popular electronic games.
If you prefer a quieter setting, wander downstairs to JAG’S for a delicious buffet or select from the menu both teeming with fresh Manitoba sourced ingredients.
What isn’t new but remains enormously popular with Club Regent visitors is the largest walk-through salt-water aquarium on the Prairies and home to hundreds of tropical inhabitants.
Dan Sanscartier, Vice President, Gaming Operations says the 217,000 sq. ft. Club Regent Casino and 178,000 sq. ft. McPhillips Station Casino, has something for every player who visits.
“We have an incredible mix of electronic games and table games,” says Sanscartier. “Between the two casinos, players can choose from a variety of slot machines and Pick ‘N Play machines that offer simultaneous bingo and slots play and are unique to our sites. Our team is continually refreshing the mix to offer our guests the newest, most popular games.”
“With the renovations, we’ve had to be flexible and relocate games to accommodate construction schedules, but we’ve strived to maintain the service our customers expect,” says Sanscartier. “Our employees have been terrific in letting guests know when games are being relocated, plus we’ve added slot locator displays to help everyone stay on top of the moves.”
“Ultimately, when projects are completed,” says Sanscartier, “we’ve been able to place games in prime locations on the casino floor. For example, table games players like that their area is located in a slightly elevated section somewhat separate from the main gaming floor.”
Major poker tournaments have been held twice annually in the Upperdeck area of McPhillips Station Casino, drawing participants from Manitoba and neighbouring provinces. This April 14 to 18 at the casino, Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries presents the PlayNow Poker Championship where players will compete for their share of a $600,000 prize pool.
Just a five minute drive from downtown, McPhillips Station Casino evokes the golden age of railway travel at a turn-of-the-century grand hotel featuring sweeping staircases, brass handrails and chandeliers – and it too has undergone upgrades inside and out. First came the new Crystal Room and Double Down Lounge – a spectacular space with an ornamental ceiling and luxurious surroundings where friends meet at its bar or partake in Blackjack, Roulette, and slots.
Make your way up a grand staircase to watch a Winnipeg Jets game on the Upperdeck Sports Bar’s large screens or check out The Club at the Upperdeck featuring the city’s best bands and DJs. Stop by Michele’s Restaurant for a fabulous buffet or something special from the à la carte menu there or just around the corner in the classic Dixie’s Lounge. Casino visitors can park in the recently built 900-car parkade that will be connected to the casino via a 2nd level skywalk.
McPhillips Station Casino and Club Regent Casino are on track to meet today’s and tomorrow’s customer expectations. Visit www.casinosofwinnipeg.com, Facebook and Twitter for offers and updates.