Vancouver Casino Issues Apology After Drake Claims He Was Racially Profiled And Denied Service

Aubrey Drake Graham, better known simply as Drake, is a famous rapper and actor who first rose to fame on the TV show Degrassi: The Next Generation. Once his run on the teen drama was finished, he turned his attention to music. He is currently performing in Vancouver, B.C., when he had a run-in at Parq Casino.

He posted on his Instagram story…



The text reads:

“Parq Casino is the worst run business I have ever witnessed… profiling me and not allowing me to gamble when I had everything they originally asked me for.”

Soon, the hotel caught wind of it.

After their investigation was complete, they released this statement:

It reads:

“You may be aware of a situation at our casino last night. On behalf of Parq Vancouver we would like to apologise 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.”

They went on:

“On Jan. 10, 2018, BCLC implemented German’s first interim recommendation that requires casino customers to complete a source-of-funds declaration for cash deposits of $10,000 or more. All cash and bank draft/certified cheque buy-ins for $10,0000 or more, in one or more transactions within a 24-hour period, require an original receipt of the transaction that shows the financial institution, branch number and account number.”

Details remained vague and people attempted to do some sleuthing.

But some fans were riled up.

Drake and his reps have yet to comment any further.

H/T; Twitter, Independent