Newly revealed parental unit and big Stranger Things fan Drake used his Instagram Story to claim that a casino in Vancouver, BC racially profiled him and wouldn’t allow him to gamble, according to The Wrap. Parq Casino didn’t deny the accusation but they did say they’re not racists and moaned that running a casino is hard work. The main question here is who didn’t recognize Drake? Especially if he was wearing a sweater? What does he have to do – roll himself through there in a wheelchair to be recognized for the international hip-hop sensation that he is and former Nickelodeon child that he was?
Here’s a screenshot of Drake’s accusation.
What is gaming like in Vancouver? Do you need a birth certificate or a sperm sample? It sounds complex, especially given some of the statement that Parq Casino released in response.
“You may be aware of a situation at our casino last night. On behalf of Parq Vancouver we would like to apologize for the experience our customer had. We are operating in one of the most complex, highly regulated industries and are always looking to better our communication and customer service. We are constantly improving our communications process to ensure that these new regulations are better understood by all guests. We categorically stand against racism of any kind. We are committed to providing a safe, secure and enjoyable experience for all.”
So this could be a sweater rapper said/casino said situation, but notice the lack of denial.
I’m not your high rolling gambler-type (I once won $60 at a roulette wheel in Vegas before being robbed by a hooker and that was enough for me), so any of you Canadian Dlisted readers who gamble or have gambled in Vancouver can set me straight here. Is it super hard to gamble there due to gaming being a “highly regulated industry”? Is it even harder to gamble there while black? Someone should go undercover as a cocktail waitress near a craps table in British Columbia and report back.