Parq Vancouver investigating after Drake says he was profiled at casino

Parq Vancouver \investigating\ after Drake says he was profiled at casino
Drake accuses Parq Vancouver casino of profiling
Musician Drake says he was blocked from gambling at luxury resort Parq Vancouver's casino Friday night and is blaming "profiling" by the venue.

In an Instagram posted in the early hours of Saturday morning, Drake called Parq Vancouver 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."

Parq Vancouver is a resort with two luxury hotels and the only casino in Vancouver's downtown core.

In a statement, director of resort marketing Narinder Nagra said Parq Vancouver is "sorry to hear about this experience, and takes these matters very seriously."

"We are required to adhere to strict regulations with respect to gaming in British Columbia. We are actively investigating this matter and have made several efforts to reach out to the guest and his team to discuss the issue. We are committed to having a productive conversation to resolve this issue," the statement read.

The I'm Upset rapper, who originally hails from Toronto, is scheduled to play two shows at Rogers Arena this weekend. 

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Toronto-born rapper Drake has touched down in Vancouver for his "Aubrey and the Three Migos" tour, but it appears his first night in the city didnt go as planned.

Drake posted on Instagram early Saturday morning that "Parq casino @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 "In My Feelings" rapper will be playing two back-to-back shows at Rogers Arena this weekend.

Fans jumped to Drakes defence, flooding the comment sections on Parq Vancouvers Instagram page and tweeting at the casino.

Parq president Joe Brunini sent CTV News a statement, saying they apologize and are against racism of any kind.

"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," Brunini wrote.

Parq wasnt Drakes only stop last night – he also surprised clubgoers with a performance at Fortune Sound Club.

We were just in awe that Drake was even here in the first thing — so it was great. Little did we know,  hes at the side stage with a mic in his hand, said general manager Gordie Howe. Everyone just rushed the stage. He did his thing; it was pretty cool to see.

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Im shocked to see that, but kind of happy at the same time that he received this place quite well.

Scorpion, his fifth solo album, was released in June this year and became his fifth consecutive number one album in the U.S.

The Toronto-born rapper called the casino “the worst run business I have ever witnessed” on social media early Saturday morning.