It's happening, folks - the $535 million urban casino resort, future home of the Edgewater Casino, has been approved. The preliminary development application included a few stipulations, the most noteworthy that the new casino cannot exceed the size of the current Edgewater Casino location a few blocks away. The casino will maintain 600 slot machines and 75 gambling tables with a total gambling floor size of 72,000 square feet. Yowza. In addition to the casino, two hotels will be built to include 550 guest rooms in total, as well as a rumored conference centre (because, you know, Vancouver really needs another one...) The total development size will be just shy of 700,000 square feet. The project hopes for a 2016 completion date. Yowza again.