The Casino at Century Mile Racetrack and Casino
The casino floor at Century Mile Racetrack and Casino might not be the largest in Alberta, but a significant portion of the 90,000 square-foot venues is reserved for it. The casino spans across several floors where more than 600 slot machines, VLTs, and electronic table games, as well as an off-track betting lounge, are situated.
Competition is fierce in the city of Edmonton when it comes to casinos. Still, Century Mile Racetrack and Casino banks on the fact that it is neatly located next to the city’s airport and run by a renowned gaming corporation. What’s more, the one-mile-long racetrack featuring top thoroughbred, standardbred, and quarter-horse races all year long gives the establishment a considerable edge.
When it comes to casino gaming, slots are the name of the game for Century Mile Racetrack and Casino and appear in both the standard 3-reel and 5-reel formats. There are over 550 slots to choose from, each coming with a different theme and gameplay, so you will never run out of options.
On the other hand, table games are only available in their electronic versions, including baccarat, roulette, and blackjack. The casino has made up for the lack of classic dealer table games by introducing a particular section of the casino floor called the Winner’s Zone, reserved for members of the Winner’s Edge loyalty program prevalent in Alberta’s casinos.
Unfortunately, there isn’t a dedicated poker room, nor are there heads up poker games in the casino — a prominent flaw that should be remedied as soon as possible.
The casino does not have a hotel on the premises except for a small number of suites you can use when hosting events in the casino. That said, there are a couple of hotels in the vicinity that will meet your accommodation needs.
The entire collection of slot machines in Century Mile Casino and Racetrack is powered by leading software providers, starting from WMS and Aristocrat to IGT and all other A-listers. Slots are available in multiple denominations, ranging from penny slots to those where each pull of the lever will cost you C$5.
Titles such as Wild Frontier, American Original, slots from the Lock it Link series by SG Slots, and progressive jackpot slots such as Alberta Gold are among the most popular titles. New slot machines are added regularly, keeping the offer fresh and entertaining.
In addition to slots, players can opt for any of the 14 VLTs scattered across the casino floor.
There aren’t any traditional table games such as blackjack, roulette wheels, craps, and others. Instead, Century Mile Racetrack and Casino offers a series of electronic table games in a specially designated room on the second floor, called the Replay Arena.
The area brings roulette, baccarat, blackjack, and Fortune Cup electronic racing machines, together with the newest slots to compensate for the lack of table games. The machines’ betting ranges are quite varied, so you can expect to generate big wins.
Horse race betting at Century Mile Racetrack
Even though there isn’t a full-blown sportsbook in Century Mile Racetrack, there is a magnificent off-track and on-track betting lounge overlooking the paddock. Here you can play the ponies and place various bets, such as Win, Place, Show, Exacta, Trifecta, Superfecta, and many others.
You can bet not only on the races that take place on the casino’s racetracks but many of the other racetracks throughout North America and watch live action in HD on multiple TVs. The betting takes place from within The Derby Restaurant inside the casino or the previously mentioned betting area.
The racetrack at Century Mile Racetrack and Casino is an “A-level” track, which means only the top class thoroughbred and standardbred racing takes place there, as well as quarter-horse racing.
Thoroughbred racing usually takes place on Friday nights at 7:15 p.m. and Sunday nights at 5:15 p.m. The exact dates are listed on the racing schedule available on the casino’s site.
Winner’s Edge loyalty program
Century Mile Racetrack and Casino is a proud member of Alberta’s Winner’s Edge casino loyalty program that brings its members a chance to claim numerous perks every time they play in casinos that are a part of the program. Namely, for every C$1 to C$5 wagered on slot machines and e-tables, players generate one loyalty point.
The more points they collect, the better the rewards. Once 1,000 points are accumulated, they can be redeemed for C$1 or exclusive contest entries and other prizes. The program members also enjoy special restaurant discounts and promotions all year long, among other perks.
Century Mile Racetrack and Casino amenities
Fairfield by Marriott Edmonton International Airport Hotel
When it comes to accommodation services when visiting Century Mile Racetrack and Casino facilities, players can rely on the Fairfield by Marriott Edmonton International Airport Hotel located two minutes away from the casino.
The property is equipped with 115 guest rooms and 20 suites packed with amenities. The hotel offers an indoor saltwater pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and a free hot breakfast daily, plus a series of other amenities such as high-speed internet, cable TV, and a lot more, which will make your every stay a memorable one.
Century Mile Racetrack and Casino is not only good for gaming and horse racing but excellent dining as well. Its two restaurants are called The Derby Restaurant and The Finish Line Restaurant.
The Derby brings a wide array of palatable local Albertan delicacies and specialties from all corners of the world. The Finish Line Restaurant is another high-end dining option where you can treat your palate with succulent meals and watch live horse racing action from the best possible spot.
On race days, a special bar is also opened on the second floor of the casino, whereas the main bar is open at all times on the main casino floor where you can treat yourself with draught beers, robust, full-bodied wines, and diverse and refreshing cocktails.
History of the Century Mile Racetrack and Casino
Century Mile Racetrack and Casino is the latest investment of Century Casinos Inc. in the Edmonton area, which first opened its doors to visitors in 2019. The company invested approximately $46.6 million in the adaptation of the casino that now offers over 600 slots, VLTs, a state-of-the-art Replay Arena with 28 select e-table games and play stations, as well as an interactive digital wall display, off-track betting room, and more.
Century Mile Racetrack and Casino is the successor of Northlands Park, which was first opened as a racetrack back in 1900. It was remodeled to include casino games in 1995 and again in 2005. Century Mile Racetrack and Casino took off where Northlands Park left off and is poised for great success.