Century Casinos, Inc, based in Colorado, announced that the sports bar, casino, off-track betting lounge as well as restaurant would open on the 1st of April. The opening takes place near the city of Leduc, at the Century Mile Racetrack and Casino, which will be followed via the grand opening celebration scheduled for the 27th of April. The one-mile racetrack will start the racing season with thoroughbred horse racing on the 28th of April according to press releases.
Edmonton and Calgary Flow
A $US46.6 million investment was made by the company that anticipates it will significantly benefit from the location that is near retail outlets, hotels, a golf course, multiple businesses and most importantly the Edmonton International Airport. The venue featuring a grandstand building of 89.700 sq feet features a casino and on the first floor. The other levels, such as the second offers both outdoor and indoor tiered grandstand seating as well as several viewing areas and private suites. The area overseeing the racetrack provides a bar, buffet and grill and betting areas as well as an open patio on the third floor.
Second Floor Casino Games
The second floor is home to the casino which will start initially with around 550 slots as well as electronic table games. Casino visitors can look forward to entertainment offered via 14 video lottery terminals, more than 38 stadium-styled games as well as a large horse betting area. The casino area also features a fully serviced bar, lounge and restaurant.
Casino Operational Control
The worldwide entertainment and casino company assumed operation of the internet horse betting and pari-mutuel off-track horse betting in Northern Alberta in Canada on the 1st of January 2019. According to reports the international operator already has 13 betting parlours managed by Century Bets and will add another twenty off-track betting parlours in Southern Alberta.
Century Casino’s Canada’s portfolio includes the Century Casino Hotel and Casino Cripple Creek as well as the Century Hotel & Casino Central City. The Century Casino Canadian portfolio also features six other venues including Century Casino Calgary and the Century Casino St Albert. As a global enterprise Century also operates and owns Century Hotel & Casino in England, Bath and has a 66.6% stake in Casino Poland Limited via its Century Resorts Management Austrian subsidiary.
One hundred acres of barns offers an 800 stalls capacity including amenities for trainers as well as riders, while it also provides space for more than 1,700 parking stalls for cars. A 1,280 ft homestretch is featured via the one-mile track, and horses race distances include 1.5 to 4.5 miles.
Major Races in 2019
The new track will host a variety of major races including the Oaks and Derby preview on the 1st of July and on the 17th of August the Grand Packwood event as well as the $150,000 Canadian Derby on the 18th of August.