Century Casinos’ latest development, the Century Mile Racetrack and Casino in South Edmonton, Canada, will be opening its casino, restaurant, sports bar and off-track betting lounge on April 1, 2019. The horse racing season is scheduled to start with thoroughbred racing on the one-mile racetrack for the first time on April 28th. A grand opening gala is planned for the evening of April 27th.
Century Mile, developed at a cost of circa $46.6m, features a casino and grandstand building with a total of 89,700 square feet on several floors. Amenities on the first floor include a casino, which will initially have 550 slot machines and electronic table games, 38 stadium style games, 14 video lottery terminals, a restaurant, a horse betting area, a bar and a lounge.
On the second floor there will be tiered indoor and outdoor grandstand seating, three private suites and viewing areas, all overseeing the racetrack, a bar, a horse betting area, a buffet and a grill. On the third floor an open patio will provide stunning views over the racetrack and paddock.
On the 100 acres of land the company has also built barns with a capacity of 800 stalls including all amenities needed by horsemen and trainers, as well as 1,700-plus car parking stalls. Century Mile assumed the operation of pari-mutuel off-track and internet horse betting in Northern Alberta starting January 1, 2019, adding 20 off-track betting parlors to the 13 already operated by Century Bets! in Southern Alberta.