n monday the doors opened for the first time and the public was invited by Century's staff to explore the brand new casino featuring 550 slot machines and electronic table games, 14 video lottery terminals, an innovative REPLAY gaming stadium with 28 unique play stations and an interactive digital wall display, an off-track betting room, a restaurant and a lounge area.
With the racing entertainment centre open, Century is now preparing for the first weekend of Thoroughbred racing on the one-mile racetrack, which is scheduled for April 28, 2019.
They’re off! Century Downs Racetrack & Casino is officially open! pic.twitter.com/MAhZJkwV9Z— Horse Racing Alberta (@thehorsesab) April 1, 2019
Century Mile Racetrack and Casino is the company's latest development, located on Edmonton International Airport land and close to the city of Leduc, south of Edmonton. The location is ideally positioned exiting off the Queen Elizabeth II Highway, which is the main corridor between Calgary and Edmonton and one of the most heavily used highways in Western Canada.
It is close to the airport, a shopping mall, retail outlets, hotels, a golf course and an abundance of other businesses. The company is investing approximately $46.6 million USD, based on the exchange rate in effect as of February 26, 2019, in the development.