Monday was a special day for Edmonton as it saw the official opening date of Century Mile Racetrack and Casino. Hundreds of curious and excited individuals were eager to be the first ones to lay eyes on its exciting offerings and entertainment potential. Grand celebrations commenced at 9:30 a.m. in the raceway located near Edmonton International Airport marking the beginning of a new chapter for Alberta.
Century Mile has been preparing for this moment over the past years and the special day chosen for the official launch has s significance for the operator. On this day exactly four years ago, Century Downs in Calgary welcomed its first enthusiasts with a grand ceremony, making it a memorable one. Now it is time for something new guaranteed by the CA$61.5-million racetrack project with an adjacent casino venue.
Live Racing Starts April 28
As many as three floors welcomed racing and gaming enthusiasts spanning across 89,700 square feet of space. Players were eager to see the upgrades Century Mile has been able to offer, as the new location replaces beloved Northlands Park Racetrack and Casino. The casino venue takes over a substantial portion of the very first floor with its various gaming offerings.
Players would have the chance to enjoy some of the newest slot devices, as there are some 550 of them sprinkled across the floor. In addition to that, the gambling area also offers electronic table games and as many as 14 video lottery terminals. The latter enjoy both the interest of a large number of players and the judgment of people condemning them as deceptive.
Their number is, therefore, smaller, since Atlantic Lottery Corporation is currently fighting for protecting the controversial gaming devices in a class-action lawsuit. The outcome of this lawsuit could make or break video lottery terminals’ future across Canadian provinces. Apart from the traditional gambling offerings, the casino venue also offers innovative areas that are sure to attract players.
April 1 Is Special for Century Mile
The casino area would also surprise players with the special REPLAY gaming stadium that would elevate the player experience on a whole new level. With as many as 28 play zones and the chance to enjoy action on a digital wall screen players are in for a treat. Thanks to the one-mile racetrack, betting enthusiasts would also enjoy a wide array of offerings and positive experiences.
Century Mile Racetrack and Casino comes with Thoroughbred and Standardbred racing with many live dates year-round, as well as all forms of pari-mutuel wagering. The first action day is April 28 and locals are already eager to enjoy live action. It could be recalled that October 2018 saw the last live racing at Northlands Park. Those interested in betting could do so at the off-track betting premium area.
There are family-friendly offerings on site, which welcomed their first customers this Monday. The Derby is set to become a preferred dining location with excellent dishes, whereas the bar would ensure everyone is having a good time on the second floor of the facility. Increased traffic was a concerning topic for locals, but as it became clear, the property offers some 1,700 parking spots for all enthusiasts.