History of Casino Regina
Union Train Station — now the site of Casino Regina — was constructed in the early 1910s, making it the third train station in Regina. The station was built the same year that the deadly “Regina Cyclone” hit the city.
A major expansion to the site took place in 1931, with the original façade replaced with an art deco style that remains in place today. The building itself contains old railway police cells in the basement, as well as evidence of now-destroyed tunnels that were said to stretch several blocks east.
The major revamp to turn the site into a casino took place in 1995 in the year before opening its doors for the first time. Further renovations took place in 2001 and 2009. Today, as well as casino gambling, you can enjoy Union Station historic tours and nightly LED shows. The casino is a notable employer in Regina, with more than 650 staff.
Slots at Casino Regina
With more than 1,000 slots and electronic games to choose from, there are popular games from all the big providers at Casino Regina. Nearly half of the slots at the casino start at the penny denomination. Traditional reel slots and high limit options see the bet per line hit $5 and more. Casino Regina advertises 300+ of its slots as having progressive jackpots. Add to this bonus games like wheel spins, picks games and hold and spin bonuses, and you have many ways to win big.
One standout progressive jackpot that will catch your eye at Casino Regina is the PowerBucks slot from IGT. This progressive is seeded at $1 million. It can go much higher, giving you the chance to become a multi-millionaire — or to hit one of the smaller (though still hefty) jackpots.
Other popular slot machine games include Dancing Foo, Dragon Link, the Lightning Link titles and the Quick Hit titles from Bally, among others. You can also enjoy slot tournaments at Casino Regina. In these games you compete against other players clicking as fast as possible in timed rounds — prizes go to whoever makes the most money in the allotted time.
Table games at Casino Regina
There are nearly 30 tables at the casino. Stakes are varied enough to appeal to recreational gamblers as well as the experts — starting at $5 a hand.
Games include blackjack, baccarat, single zero roulette, chase the flush and three and four card poker. Within games such as three card poker, you will be able to place optional side bets. There are a number of progressive jackpots you can win playing table games — again with optional bets required.
You can now also head into the Touch Bet Pit, where you can enjoy electronic table games. These entertaining games have lower table minimums, with the action taking place on touch screens.
Casino Regina poker room
One area where the casino excels is its poker room. This venue is the biggest dedicated poker room in Saskatchewan. It features stained glass walls, ensuring an exceptional setting as you enjoy cash games and tournaments.
The casino website features a live poker tracker, so you can check out the action that is taking place in the poker room before heading to it yourself. This poker room hosts a number of major tournaments, including the Station Poker Classic, the Diamond Poker Classic and the Harvest Poker Classic. You can also use the poker room for private games, such as games among friends or work colleagues — simply call the casino to arrange a private table.
Players Club rewards
The Players Club is the loyalty program at the casino. To sign up, simply head to the Players Club desk at the casino and bring photo ID. You will receive your own club card as well as an instant gift of $10 free play to use in the casino.
Each time you play, insert your card into the machine or show your card when playing at the tables and you’ll start to earn those all-important loyalty points. You’ll earn one point for every dollar you wager and then you can claim a $5 free slot play/entertainment or dining voucher for every 900 points you earn (you can also claim $5 in cash for every 1,200 points you earn).
As you earn more points, you will move up through the tiers of the club. All members start with bronze, moving through silver, gold, platinum and the top level of diamond. Added rewards as you move through these levels include:
- Free parking at the casino when earning 10 points.
- Dining and partner discounts.
- Presale ticket purchases.
- Access to loyalty-program-specific promotions.
- Coupon offers.
- Annual bonus points.
- Monthly food and beverage credits.
- Access to the Diamond Lounge.
Break the Vault and other promotions
Alongside the loyalty program, players will find a number of other promotions available at Casino Regina. Head to the casino itself or check the casino’s social media pages to find out the latest promotions.
Popular promotions include the Break the Vault competition. Here players check the daily code and have the chance to win regular huge prizes as large as $10,000. Slot tournament competitions can offer huge prize pools in the tens of thousands.
Casino Regina Show Lounge
Entertainment takes place at the Casino Regina Show Lounge and features shows from artists from all around the world. Booked artists have included Bob Saget, Matthew Good, Rodney Carrington, The Celtic Tenors and more. Players Club members will enjoy presale tickets, discount offers and more.
Casino Regina restaurants & dining
There are several dining and catering options available at the Casino Regina:
- The Last Spike Restaurant: A relaxed lounge and restaurant, all set within an authentic rail car. Hosted by red seal chefs, this restaurant offers a rich and varied menu from all over the world. Specialty dishes include fish and chips, a Korean rice bowl, chicken and shrimp pancit, and a big breakfast to kick off your day.
- The CPR Lounge: Open to the public between 9 a.m. and 4 a.m., with bar service available from 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m.
- Sunday brunch buffet: Head into the Show Lounge on a Sunday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. for Sunday brunch. Enjoy fresh fruit, pastries, bacon, sausages, scrambled eggs, custom omelettes and more.
- CR Express: Enjoy a quick bite on the go; options include hot dogs and nachos. This is open daily from 9 a.m. through to 2 a.m.
- Midway Bar: Enjoy draft beers, local and premium spirits, and a good mix of alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages. Tabletop slot games are available in the bar.
Other Casinos in Saskatchewan
How does Casino Regina compare?
Casino Regina makes for an ideal casino stop both for residents of Saskatchewan and tourists to the province. With roughly a thousand slots, there is something for everyone, including those huge progressive jackpot games that can change your life in a moment.
Table games are available as well, with a choice of classic games such as roulette and blackjack, alongside games such as three card poker that can offer further progressive jackpots. Whenever you play, you will be earning loyalty points that you can redeem for free play, straight cash or discounts. Use these discounts at one of the many dining options at Casino Regina. Choices range from a full sit-down meal at the Last Spike, to a quick bite at CR Express or even a trip to the Sunday brunch buffet.