Canada's Newest Track Opens for Live Racing in April
EDMONTON, ALB—APRIL 4, 2019—Century Mile Racetrack and Casino in South Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, will open its inaugural Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse season on April 28.
On Monday, Century Casinos announced the opening of its racing entertainment center at Century Mile Racetrack and Casino. At 9:30 a.m. (MDT), 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 center open, Century is now preparing for the first weekend of live racing on its one-mile track.
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.
Several Quarter Horse stakes are scheduled at Century Mile, including the 300-yard, $40,000-added Alberta Stallion Stakes (R) on July 11.