Drake calls out a casino with claims of racial profiling

Joann Johnston
November 6, 2018

"Parq Vancouver is sorry to hear about this experience and takes these matters very seriously".

The Canadian rapper was in Vancouver to perform at the nearby Rogers Arena on the "Aubrey and the Three Migos Tour" when the incident at the casino took place.

Parq Vancouver is investigating the allegation.


"We are operating in one of the most complex, highly regulated industries and are always looking to better our communication and customer service", casino president Joe Brunini said in a statement. "We are committed to having a productive conversation to resolve the issue".

The rapper on Saturday, in his Instagram story, labelled Vancouver's Parq Casino as the worst-run business after he was barred from any kind of gambling activities which are otherwise available to others.

Nearly immediately after his posting, fans went wild on the Casino's social media, flooding the comments section with backlash about the "trash" casino, and giving shout-outs to Champaign Papi.

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However, when the star went to Parq casino, things did not go as planned.

The casino has since responded to Drake's complaint - but said their staff were only complying with British Columbia's strict gambling reforms.

Following Drake's post, Parq Vancouver's website was flooded with negative comments, with one user saying, "It's 2018 not 1945".

Last June, B.C. Attorney General David Eby released a report detailing how proceeds from drug related crimes are laundered through Metro Vancouver casinos. The original receipt must be from the same day as the transaction and show the financial institution, branch number and account number.

"Put some respect on DRAKES name you FUCKING COWARDS!" Sounds like either Drake didn't have his paperwork in order, or the casino couldn't believe a Black guy had that much disposable dough. "Pathetic! I hope y'all go out of business!" reads a comment on TripAdvisor.

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