Pure Canadian Gaming is one of the largest and longest-running casino businesses in Alberta. Alongside the Calgary venue, there are also casinos in Yellowhead, Edmonton, and Lethbridge. The Calgary venue is located at 1420 Meridian Road and opens daily from 9:30 a.m.-3 a.m.
At this casino, you will find an eye-catching range of gaming options. The 57,000 square foot casino floor has more than 850 slots and 22 video lottery terminals. Table games fans will enjoy the most popular types. They include blackjack, roulette, baccarat, and UTH. There is also a poker room at the Calgary casino – this contains ten tables, mixing cash game and tournament options.
This page has everything you need to know ahead of a trip to the Pure Casino in Calgary. That includes details of the games, rewards, entertainment options, and dining. You can also find out more about the owners – Pure Canadian Gaming.
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Slots machines & gaming at Pure Casino Calgary
There is a total of 852 slots at the Pure Casino. Slot titles have been collected from all the major studios. Recent additions include Shark Week, Piggy Bankin’, and the local progressive jackpot game ‘Alberta Gold’. You can play from penny denominations on the casino floor – or head to the separate high-limit lounge for bigger stakes.
Alongside the slots are 22 video lottery terminals (VLTs). These machines are licensed by the state government state and offer a series of gaming options in a single cabinet.
You can choose from 26 live-action table games at the Pure Casino. They cover the casino poker variations, blackjack, and roulette. Here is a breakdown of each of the games and the number of tables:
- Blackjack: There are up to 8 blackjack tables where you can enjoy pitting your wits against the dealer and aim to make a blackjack.
- EZ Baccarat: The rules of this game are the same standard mini-baccarat games – except that it eliminates the odds difference between Player Line and Dealer Line wagers and replaces it by “barring” one specific winning Bank hand (the winning Bank hand consisting of three cards and totaling seven points). There are 8 tables of EZ Baccarat.
- Pai Gow Tiles: Enjoy 2 tables of this striking game played with tiles (dominos) and dice.
- Roulette: 2 roulette tables ensure you can place those red/black, odd/even bets, single numbers and more.
- Chase the Flush: This entertaining casino poker variation pays out when you have more flush cards than the dealer.
- Four Card Poker: Play head to head with the dealer and enjoy the optional side bet at a single table of Four Card Poker.
- Ultimate Texas Hold’em: Enjoy this casino poker game on up to 4 tables.
You can head to the high limit gaming room which features 5 baccarat tables and 3 blackjack tables. For real whales – you can arrange private gaming in a separate VIP room.
Pure Casino Calgary poker room
There are 10 tables in the poker room with games starting from 10 a.m. daily. You can enjoy a complimentary breakfast if you play between 10 and 11 a.m. Games spread are $1/$2 No Limit Hold’em, $1/$2/$5 games of Pot Limit Omaha, and a single game of $5/$10/$25 Pot Limit Omaha.
Weekly cash giveaways, food specials, and complimentary late-night buffets all feature in the poker room. You can also request other limits for games – as long people are willing to play, the poker room will host the game.
Pure Rewards scheme & promotions
The Rewards program at Pure Casino Calgary is called Pure Rewards. This scheme is shared between the four Pure Casino locations in Alberta. You can join at the Guest Services desk at any of the venues. As part of the program you can enjoy the following incentives:
- Regular time-limited offers and coupons.
- Swipe daily at one of the kiosks and you can enjoy entry into promotional ballots and draws.
- Members can enjoy ballots and exclusive rewards for hand-pay jackpots and specific buy-ins at table games.
- Save 10% off the bill when purchasing food and beverages (excluding alcohol).
- Invites to special events and parties and be included on exclusive mailing lists.
You can apply to become a Pure Card Black Member by speaking with one of the casino VIP hosts.
The promotions outside of the Pure Rewards are based around food deals at the Meridian Central Station and the games available at the casino, which are all detailed below.
Bar games and virtual golf
There are many bar-style games at Pure Casino. You can enjoy air hockey, pool, foosball, skeeball, basketball, and arcade games. A pool league and competitions run throughout the year. You can even qualify for events such as the VNEA World Championships and the BCA World Championship. You can also enter the HS Suite Sports Simulator, where you can play virtual baseball, basketball, football, hockey, and golf.
The Virtual Golf game in the HD Suite uses the latest technology to bring golf indoors. You can play ‘virtually’ at the world’s finest courses, including the legendary 18 holes at both St. Andrews and Pebble Beach. This game uses smart cameras – a series of measurements are taken after each shot, to ensure that visually realistic shot outcomes.
Customers playing golf, or any of the other simulated sports in the HD suite, for the first time, will enjoy an introductory offer. There are reduced prices Friday through Sunday and even bigger reductions on Monday through Thursday.
Dining options & menu at Pure Casino Calgary
You can eat at the casino in the Meridian Central Station venue in the casino. This is open from 9:30 a.m.-1 a.m. daily and shows the best sporting action while you eat on HDTVs. A look at the menu shows it is divided into several different sections:
- Pre-Game: Enjoy quick snacks such as chicken wings, vegetable samosas, and Meridian Central nachos as you gear up to watch the game. The atmosphere is particularly buzzing when the Calgary Flames take to the ice.
- Game on Greens: Enjoy either a Spinach Salad or a Meridian Bowl (consisting of Chow Mein Noodles, warm basmati rice, and more).
- East Meets West: A series of Asian foods including delicacies such as butter chicken, chicken biryani, a Wor Wonton Bowl (a chicken broth featuring shrimp, pork, broccoli, carrots, and suey choy) and braised beef brisket.
- Handhelds: Enjoy a triple-decker clubhouse, a sriracha chicken sandwich, and an Alberta AAA beef dip. The signature dish is the Meridian Burger, which features two 5oz burgers, bacon and cheddar cheese, a brioche bun, and their special sauce on the side.
- Fork and Knife: Featuring tried and true classics such as a steak sandwich, fish and chips, and veal cutlets.
It can pay to check the latest promotions on the casino website to see which dishes have the current offers. For example, Sunday Night Football offers a series of dishes at reduced prices, alongside cheaper beer. If you are watching the UFC, a ‘Fight Club’ special offers you the same reduced-price beer and a special on the chicken wings.
About Pure Canadian gaming
Pure Canadian Gaming is not a new player in the casino space. They have been running since 1973. They aim to bring Alberta residents a high level of customer service, a higher level of entertainment, and a strong commitment to the local communities around the casinos. Above all, they aim to offer more action and excitement than any other casinos. This is summed up by their motto: ‘Pure Casino – All for U’.
Other Casinos in Alberta
- Boomtown Casino
- Camrose Resort Casino
- Cash Casinos Calgary
- Casino Dene
- Century Casino Calgary
- Century Casino Edmonton
- Century Casino St. Albert
- Century DownsCasino
- Century Mile Casino, Edmonton
- Copper Coulee Casino
- Cowboys Casino Calgary
- Deerfoot Casino
- Eagle River Casino
- Elbow River Casino
- Evergreen Park Casino
- Grand Villa Casino Edmonton
- Great Northern Casino & Poker
- Grey Eagle Casino
- Jackpot Casino Red Deer
- Pure Casino & Poker Yellowhead
- Pure Casino Edmonton
- Pure Casino Lethbridge
- River Cree Resort & Casino
- Starlight Casino Edmonton
- Stoney Nakoda Casino
How does Pure Casino Calgary compare?
The Pure Casino Calgary is an ideal venue to fulfill all your gaming needs – whether this involves gambling, bar-games/sports, or virtual golf. Slots fans enjoy a huge choice, with the 800 plus games ensuring there is something for every player, covering a range of denominations. The table games section features all your favourite games and with so many tables available, you will never be hanging around waiting for a game. Head to the separated poker tables for round the clock cash game action.
As a break from the gambling, you can head into the HD Suite Sports Simulator. This provides incredibly lifelike gaming action. Other entertaining options include foosball, skeeball, basketball, and pool. Round off the day by heading to the Meridian Central Station, for a choice of dining options, drinks, and a place to watch the game.