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Vancouver casino apologizes following Drake accusation of racial profiling


Republic RecordsThe Parq Vancouver Casino has apologized to Drake following his accusation of racial profiling.

While in the city to perform two shows over the weekend, the Toronto rapper visited the casino Friday night but wasn’t allowed to gamble.

As captured by, Drake commented on Instagram, “@parqvancouverbc 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.”

The casino quickly took notice, writing in part Saturday morning on their official website, “Parq Vancouver is sorry to hear about this experience and takes these matters very seriously. …We are actively investigating this matter and have made several efforts to reach out to the customer and his team to discuss the issue. We are committed to having a productive conversation to resolve this issue.”

A bit over five hours later Saturday, the casino further posted, “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,” the statement continued. “We categorically stand against racism of any kind. We are committed to providing a safe, secure and enjoyable experience for all.”

It’s unknown whether anyone from the casino spoke with Drake or one of his reps.

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