Century Casinos, Inc. announced the opening of the racetrack at Century Downs Racetrack and Casino.
On Saturday, April 25, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. MDT, race one at Century Downs Racetrack marked the first horse race in Calgary in eight years. The 5.5 furlongs (1.1 kilometer) racetrack at Century Downs is hosting standardbred 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 Calgary International Airport. The location is ideally positioned exiting off the Queen Elizabeth II Highway, which is the main corridor between Calgary 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.