Pure Casino & Poker Yellowhead

Yellowhead Casino is one of the Pure Canadian Gaming group locations. This company operates four casinos in Alberta (the other sites are Lethbridge, Calgary, and the Edmonton Casino). The Yellowhead Casino is located 12464 153 St NW, Edmonton and is open from 9:30am through to 3:00am daily.

This casino features more than 700 slots, as well as 26 video lottery terminals (VLTs). Alongside the electronic gaming machines, you will find 27 live action tables. Games include blackjack, baccarat, roulette, and craps. Poker players can enjoy the action across 13 dedicated tables.

This page features everything you need to know ahead of a visit to the Pure Casino Yellowhead. First up, there is a brief history of the casino and its link with Pure Canadian Gaming. This is followed by a detailed look at all the games available. Finally, benefits to players at Yellowhead, including a loyalty scheme and promotions, are covered, along with the entertainment options.

History of Pure Casino Yellowhead

The Pure Casino Yellowhead first opened its doors in August 2000. The casino is located just off Yellowhead Trail and 149th Street in Edmonton’s north west. It is close to St. Albert, as well as North and West Edmonton. The casino is one of four Alberta casinos operated by Pure Canadian Gaming.

Pure Canadian Gaming is the largest and longest operating casino group in Alberta. The aim of the company is to offer residents “a greater level of customer service, a high level of entertainment and a strong commitment to the local communities”. They also aim to offer a higher level of excitement/action than at other casinos.

Slots at the Pure Casino Yellowhead

At the time of writing there were 739 slot machines at the Pure Casino Yellowhead in Edmonton, AB. They include popular games including Dragon Link, Piggy Bankin’ and Alberta Gold. The latest games featuring movies, TV shows, and musicians sit alongside classic video slots from major producers. Reel slots are available for those who prefer traditional gaming. Denominations start at a $0.01, with a high limit slots area available for high rollers.

All the Pure casinos feature province-wide progressive jackpots, as well as jackpots that are machine specific. If you win a big prize, you might find it featured on the Pure Casino Yellowhead Facebook page, where you will find a big list of previous winners. The 26 VLTs expand your options with a wide selection of class II games.

Table Games at Pure Casino Yellowhead

There are 27 gaming tables, which offer the most popular games. The most popular game is blackjack, with 12 tables exclusively featuring this game, covering a range of buy-ins, decks, and side bet/rules variations. EZ Baccarat is the second most popular game, with seven tables set aside for the casino classic. Two roulette games are constantly running, giving you the chance of placing your money on red/black, odd/even, single numbers, and many more.

Other games available are Pai Gow, Craps, Ultimate Texas Hold’em, and Crazy Four Card Poker.

Some of the tables are in the high limit room at the casino (all the baccarat tables are in there, alongside two blackjack tables and one Pai Gow table). Two of the baccarat tables are in the exclusive VIP gaming lounge (see a VIP host to inquire about these games).

Pure Casino Yellowhead poker room

Poker is available at this casino from 10am through 3am Sunday to Wednesday, and 24 hours a day for the rest of the week. In this 13-table poker room you will find a selection of limit and NLH cash games.

The poker tournament schedule is published on the Yellowhead casino website. There are several regular tournament events, as well as one-off/special tournaments.  These include the ‘Pure Poker Playoffs’. You can call ahead to book your seat, or simply turn up and see what games/tournaments are available.

Winner’s Edge and Pure Rewards loyalty programs

There are two different loyalty schemes available if you visit the Pure Casino in Yellowhead.

The first is Pure Rewards, a scheme across all the casinos from Pure Canadian Gaming. As part of the scheme you will enjoy the following offers:

  • Swipe your membership at the kiosk daily and win entry into prize ballots.
  • Enjoy exclusive rewards and ballots for hand pay jackpots and specific buy-ins at table games.
  • Members will receive 10% off all food and beverage purchases (except for alcohol).
  • Invites to special events and parties and inclusion on exclusive mailing lists.

The second rewards scheme is the Winner’s Edge program. As opposed to the Pure Rewards, this is a scheme set up for casinos across the whole of Alberta (all the Pure casinos are part of this program too).

To sign up you can speak to Guest Services or enrol at a Winner’s Edge kiosk. Every time you play and insert your card into a machine you earn points. You then have a chance to win cash giveaways, trips, and a variety of physical prizes.

Like the Pure Rewards, daily play will give you ballots, while you can also earn extra ballot places through special promotions. You can buy additional ballots by using some of your reward points. As part of this scheme you can enjoy 10% off the signature burgers at all the Pure Casinos.

While a pair of reward programs might seem unusual, it does give you the opportunity to get the benefits of both from the same level of play. If you play it right you can enjoy the best benefits of both.

Promotions at Pure Casino Yellowhead

Always keep an eye on your emails if you have signed up to the casino mailing list. Players will receive the latest news, entertainment schedules, and exclusive coupon offers through the mailing list.

One sure way to keep on top of current promotions is through the social media pages. Here you can find offers such as Budweiser or Bud Light at a discount when Sunday or Monday Night Football is on. You will also see the latest slot jackpot winners listed here.

Dining options at Pure Casino Yellowhead

There are two dining options at the casino in Yellowhead. Here are the opening hours and the menu options at both:

  • Retro Kitchen and Bar: This restaurant is open from 9:30am through 10pm on Sunday through Thursday, extended to 11pm on Fridays and Saturdays. They serve classics with a twist. The signature burger is the Retro Burger. This features Two 5 oz. hand-formed chuck burgers, caramelized onions, cheddar cheese, double-smoked bacon, Retro sauce, brioche bun, lettuce, tomato, pickles, and crinkle-cut fries. All day breakfasts are available, as are start and share options. Main courses include chicken pot pie, fish and chips, and spaghetti and meatballs.
  • Snax Pantry and Wok: This restaurant is open from 11am through 2am every day. Lots of Asian favourites appear on the menu, including special chow mein, beef fried ho fan with bean sprouts, and the chance to build your own noodle soup. Salt and pepper chicken wings, calamari, and dry garlic ribs all feature in the appetizers.

Look out for the special dining promotions. You can see these on posters at the casino and online. Examples include cut-price specials every day of the week. If you want to enjoy steak and shrimp on a Saturday or the taste of Asia on a Tuesday, the restaurants have you covered.

Pure Casino Yellowhead events & entertainment

The Pearl Showroom is the main entertainment centre at the casino. This doubles as both a music venue and the perfect place to watch the latest sporting action. The venue has independent ambient mood lighting, an intelligent lighting system, a full-service bar, a 16’ LED screen, 15 big screen TVs, and state of the art concert-grade sound.

At the Pearl Showroom, artists such as Darby Mills, One Bad Son, The Bro-mantics, The Grapes of Wrath, Bobby Wills, and Wannabe (a Spice Girls tribute band) have appeared. Other tribute nights have included Motown-themed shows.

How does Pure Casino Yellowhead compare?

As part of the Pure Canadian Gaming group, you can be sure of an entertaining time when you walk through the doors of the casino. The hundreds of slots available will keep you entertained around the clock. Fans of table games will find blackjack, baccarat, roulette, and casino poker variations.

Yellowhead Casino hosts some of the best poker events in both Edmonton and Alberta. When you have finished gaming for the day, head to the Pearl Showroom for the best in entertainment, with both live music and sporting action to choose from. The two dining options ensure that you can enjoy a quick snack, a breakfast, or a full three course meal throughout the day.

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