View Royal Casino Encouraging Local Businesses to Participate in Casino Virgin Academy in Support of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Victoria

Victoria, B.C (July 30, 2014): View Royal Casino is on a mission to engage and motivate local businesses to test their luck, foster team engagement and support a local non-profit organization, the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Victoria, while learning how to play casino games. All of these things are possible through the Casino Virgin Academy Industry program that View Royal Casino launched last month.

“We came up with this concept because we have noticed that many of our guests, who represent a number of local businesses, wanted to learn how to play casino games but were just not comfortable enough to engage in the process by themselves. We want to provide a safe entertainment environment where our first time players can learn how to play responsibly, have a good time, socialize with their peers and also give back to the community,” said Kwai Lam, General Manager, View Royal Casino.

Casino Virgin nights are hosted on Tuesday nights and registration is required. A local business can sign-up its team for the experience where each team is comprised of 28 employees and an additional 28 spectators. The employee group is split into tournament teams of seven players each that are taken through a table circuit and taught how to play most popular casino games. As a part of the registration process, a $500 donation is required for the Boys & Girls Club.

After the team gets certified in a four game academy format, all participants convene in the Atrium to enjoy complimentary appetizers, interact and reflect on their experience. During the academy night, players play with funny money but have a chance to win a draw prize and also represent the company they work for in the Casino Virgin Academy Industry Playoffs which are scheduled to take place later in the season.

“The Victoria HarbourCats were so pleased to be a part of the View Royal Casino’s Casino Virgin Academy Industry Invitational for so many reasons. It was an outstanding way for our business to partner with the View Royal Casino, and to do so in a tangible way, involving our staff, our
players and our fans. Our players really enjoyed the experience at the casino and learned how to play the games the right way within a first-class hospitality setting,” said Jim Swanson, General Manager and Vice-President, Victoria HarbourCats Baseball Club.

To learn more about Casino Virgin Academy program or to register your company, please visit

For further information, please contact:


Sonja Mandic – Manager, Media and Responsible Gaming – Great Canadian Gaming Corporation
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