About Century Casinos
Century Casinos was formed in 1992 by several executives of Casinos Austria. One of its first forays into live casinos came in 1994, when its cruise ship casino business began.
The company moved its headquarters from Denver to Colorado Springs in 1996, where it is still based. In 2006 it made a double move, simultaneously opening the Century Casino and Hotel in Central City, Colorado and in Edmonton, Alberta. In 2010 it bought the Silver Dollar Casino in Calgary. Its presence in Alberta grew again in 2019 when the Century Mile Racetrack and Casino in Edmonton was opened.
You will find more than 750 slots across the 35,000 square feet of the casino floor at Century Casino, Edmonton. Slots have been collected from all the major producers. Classic reel slots sit alongside the latest branded movie/TV tie-in games. Stakes start at one cent per line on the casino floor. For bigger bets, there is a separate high-limit gaming area. Both in-house and linked wide-area progressive slot jackpots can be won — including some prizes that reach life-changing levels. Games such as Buffalo Gold and Thunder Cash are highlighted, though these are just the tip of the iceberg in terms of your choices.
In addition to the slots, you will find a range of video poker machines. These offer multiple game variations with the famously low house edge for options like Jacks or Better. VLTs are available, with a range of class II games including adapted versions of popular slot games.
The table games section at the casino covers the popular options. There are 24 tables of live-action gaming, with table minimums starting at $5.00. Side bets are available, including the ‘Lucky Lucky’ blackjack side bet.
Here are the game options:
- Three card poker
- Four card poker
- Ultimate Texas Hold’em
- EZ baccarat
You can also head into the high limit room to play table games. High rollers can book a private salon to enjoy some exclusive gaming action as well.
Off-track betting at Century Casino Edmonton
The off-track betting area shows simulcast coverage of all the major racetracks seven days a week.
This newly renovated area features stylish dining, a bar, and plenty of seating. You can watch all the action on 14 mounted HD TVs. Horse racing from North America and Australia is featured. You can place classic bets such as win, place, and shows, or try your luck at winning those exotic bets such as exactas, trifectas, and superfectas.
Check out the off track betting calendar on the casino’s website to see where the upcoming action will be taking place.
Winner’s Zone and Winner’s Edge loyalty programs
Players can take part in two different loyalty schemes at the Century Casino. First up, there is the Winner’s Zone loyalty scheme, which is the in-house scheme. By signing up (you can do so at Guest Services, online, or using a kiosk) you get the opportunity to enter prize draws. Prizes include cash, trips, vehicles, and more, as well as exclusive food and drink promotions.
You can also sign up to the Winner’s Edge program. This is an Alberta-wide loyalty program that most of the casinos in the province are part of. As you play on any slots or electronic table games, you will earn points. One point is accrued for every $1.00-$5.00 wagered (the points are different based on which game you are playing). You will be able to redeem those points for free plays or extra entries into members-only contests. You can also receive a 10% discount on select menu items. The advantage of this scheme is that you can claim and redeem your points at any participating casino in Alberta.
Promotions at the Century Casino are varied. Examples include NFL Sundays at the Yuk Yuk’s venue, where you can receive a discount on chicken wings and a beer, as well as a chance to win a free NFL jersey. Players at each of the Century Casinos can win a cash prize of $1,000, with anyone gambling able to enter. The five lucky winners can then go into a draw to see which of the five will win an eye-catching $25,000.
Century Casino and Hotel Edmonton amenities
If you are heading to the casino for a weekend, a stay at the hotel might be ideal. There are three levels of rooms:
- King: Sleep in a king-size pillow-top bed.
- Double Queen: Featuring two queen-size pillow-top beds.
- King Suite: Sleep in the luxurious king-size pillow-top bed, relax in the Roman tub and enjoy the spacious living area.
Amenities in each of the rooms include an individually controlled heating and air conditioning system, a 32-inch LCD TV, Keurig coffee machines, an ice bucket, an ironing board, an alarm clock, and a mini-fridge.
Dining and catering options
Dining is focused on the Mid-City Grill. This restaurant covers breakfast, lunch, and dinner. You can choose from a mix of Albertan favourites alongside dishes from around the world. The restaurant opens between 9:00 am and 9:30 am (this varies by day) and is open until 11:00 pm from Sunday to Thursday and midnight on Friday and Saturday.
A look at the menu shows you that chicken wings, sweet potato fries, and more, are available on the starter menu. You can try the unique century burger — a 6oz sirloin burger with lettuce, tomato, onion, and pickle on a toasted Kaiser bun. Pizzas are popular and other mains include chicken Alfredo, fish and chips, and four cheese penne. A Taste of Asia section of the menu offers teriyaki vegetable stir-fry and a lemongrass noodle bowl.
- Sports Bar and Lounge: The sports bar offers you the chance to watch the latest sporting action on the HD TVs mounted around the venue. You can enjoy a good range of casual dining appetizers, entrees, and desserts, as well as a wide selection of drinks.
- Bars: There are three different bars in the Century Casino. If you would like beer, a glass of wine, or one of the many cocktails listed, the casino bars have you covered.
Check the website and the casino’s social media for a series of offers and promotions based around food.
There are two entertainment venues within the casino, one offering live music, the other comedy.
- Century Showroom: Here you will find a lively mix of tribute bands, pop, blues, and country music. Acts such as Shanneyganock, the Bay City Rollers, Matt Minglewood, and the Australian Bee Gee’s play at the venue.
- Yuk Yuk’s Comedy Club: With the tagline ‘Where the Very Best Comics Come to Play!’, Yuk Yuk’s offers high-class comedy every weekend. As well as comics such as Howie Miller, Jason Rouse, and Kris LaBelle appearing, you can also take in the Edmonton Comedy Festival at the venue.
How does the Century Casino and Hotel Edmonton compare?
To enjoy the full casino experience in the capital of Alberta, the Century Casino & Hotel Edmonton makes for an ideal location. The range of slots is extensive, offering popular titles from the biggest game producers. Table games include all the classics at a range of stakes, beginning at $5.00. Off-track betting completes the gambling options, streaming in races from around North America and the world.
With a pair of loyalty schemes, you will never be too far from an offer or a promotion. Head to the Mid-City Grill at any time of day for a snack or a full three-course meal, while the venue bars offer the best in drinks. With a comedy club and a showroom on site, entertainment is provided too.