Century Casinos has now opened the racetrack at its Century Downs Racetrack and Casino.
Saturday April 25 marked the first horse race in Calgary in eight years. The 5.5 furlongs (1.1 kilometer) racetrack at Century Downs is hosting standard bred races throughout 2015 and starting fall 2016 thoroughbred and quarter horse races as well.
The casino at Century Downs Racetrack and Casino, featuring 550 gaming machines and electronic gaming tables, an off-track betting room, a restaurant and lounge area as well as meeting and event space, has been open since April 1, 2015.
Century Downs Racetrack and Casino is located less than one mile north of the city limits of Calgary and 4.5 miles from the CalgaryInternational Airport. The location is ideally positioned exiting off the Queen Elizabeth II Highway, which is the main corridor betweenCalgary and Edmonton and the most heavily used highways in Western Canada, next to the CrossIron Mills shopping centre, a major regional attraction, and has the potential to capture both the north and the northwest Calgary markets, which do not currently have a casino.