Century Casino Edmonton Review for May 2024

Ziv Chen

Updated by

Ziv Chen

Writer

Michael Graham

Fact Checked by

Michael Graham

Content Editor

Last Updated on 13th May 2024, 03:41 PM

Share:

I don’t get to visit Edmonton too often, but I like to check out the local casino scene when I do. Seeing how I was going to be in town for a couple of days, I decided to book a room at the Century Casino & Hotel. This would give me the opportunity to immerse myself in all that Century Casino Edmonton has to offer. 

The following Century Casino & Hotel review will paint a full picture of my time spent there. I will tell you about the hotel, the casino, the dining options, the atmosphere, and everything else you need to know about for your next visit. You will be able to glean all of the information you need to decide whether you should add Century Casino & Hotel to your itinerary on your next visit to Edmonton.

Jump to Section

♦️ An Overview of Century Casino

Century Casino & Hotel opened its doors in 2006. While it’s not really comparable to brand new casinos, it is a modern complex that is located at 13103 Fort Road NW, which is only six or so kilometres from the airport. Meanwhile it’s about a 15-minute stroll from the nearest LRT station, and just a minute away from the closest bus stop and easily accessible by taxi or ride-share. If you prefer to drive, you can take advantage of the free heated underground parking lot. 

If you plan ahead, you should be able to book a room for about $100. The hotel is pretty small, with only 26 rooms and suites. Don’t worry if it’s full because there are several other hotels in the area, including a Travel Lodge, Ramada, and Holiday Inn, among many others. 

While this Century Casino & Hotel review will primarily focus on the casino, I can tell you that my hotel room was spotless and came with the usual amenities like free Wi-Fi, a 32-inch flatscreen TV, a microwave, and a coffee maker. Most importantly, it was comfy and quiet. 

Century Casino & Hotel in Edmonton is owned by Century Casino Inc. and VICI Properties. It is one of 15 casinos owned by the two entities. This casino is pretty small compared to many others in Alberta. It has about 830 slots and 20+ tables on a 35,000-square-foot gaming floor. 

Despite its smaller size, the casino is packed with awesome amenities and features, including the off-track horse racing area. This standout feature of the casino allows you to bet on horse races from North America and Australia. You can then watch those races on the many big-screen televisions as you enjoy delicious pub fare and beverages.

If you’re feeling hungry, you can enjoy a variety of tasty meals like steak and pizza or Italian and Asian cuisine at the Mid City Grill. Me? Well, I fell in love with the Century Sports Bar & Grill, which offers a wide range of choices that you can enjoy while watching a variety of sports on the big screens. Even though I boldly wore a Vancouver Canucks jersey, the service was excellent, and the food was very good.

While I was disappointed that Century Casino does not have a dedicated poker room, the brick-and-mortar casino more than makes up for it by offering two entertainment venues – Yuk Yuk’s Comedy Club and the Showroom – which features regular live music and dancing.

Quick Info

🪪 Membership required:❌  No, but encouraged 
👔 Dress code:❌  No, but casual recommended
🏧 ATMs:✔️ Yes
🚘 Parking:✔️ Yes, free parking
♿ Wheelchair accessible:✔️ Yes
🛏️ On-site accommodation:✔️ Yes
🍴 On-site restaurant:✔️ Yes, multiple
🍹 Free drinks and snacks:

✔️ Yes. Free non-alcoholic drinks

🚬 Smoking:❌  No, but it does have smoking areas

🛎️ Services and Facilities at Century Casino in Edmonton

Let’s start by telling you that I went to Century Casino at a little past noon on a Tuesday. After I had settled into my room, I decided to head down to the Century Sports Bar & Grill, where I ordered the smoked brisket eggs benedict. I was pleasantly surprised that they were just 18 bucks. Domestic beer prices were fair as well at just $7 per bottle. The Bar & Grill offered a pleasant atmosphere, and the multiple sports on the flatscreens kept me occupied.

It was then time to hit the gaming floor. Even though I already had cash on me, it was reassuring to know that there were plenty of ATMs and a cashier that accepted credit cards and debit cards. I also had my Winner’s Edge card, so I didn’t need to visit the Guest Services kiosk to get one. 

My first stop was the off-track betting area. Because the casino doesn’t have a poker room, I thought I’d fill that void by placing a few bets on the ponies. There were only a handful of people there, but the energy and excitement levels were high.

It’s worth noting that both the hotel and casino are strictly non-smoking. However, there are a couple of designated smoking areas outside. They are a bit grody, but that seems to be the norm these days. I should also tell you that the complex is fully wheelchair accessible, including the parking lot. 

If you have any questions or need assistance, the floor staff seemed more than happy to help. You can also visit the Guest Services booth beside the main gaming floor. Unfortunately, the casino does not offer free alcoholic drinks, although players can get free non-alcoholic drinks like coffee and soda if they ask. That said, both the Mid City Grill and the Century Sports Bar have daily drink specials. 

I will also tell you that the dealers were professional, polite, and well-groomed. I had a very pleasant conversation with a blackjack dealer over a few hands, although there was only one other player at the table. I imagine that the dealers aren’t so chatty when it picks up. Still, it made me feel at home. 

35K Sq. Ft Venue
20 Live Tables
2 Entertainment Space
830 Slot Machines
Open 9.30am-5am

Smoking: No indoor smoking. There are two designated smoking areas outside.

Venue Size: The casino covers just 35,000 square feet, but it still has lots of games and plenty of room to manoeuvre.

Accessibility: Century Casino & Hotel is fully wheelchair accessible. 

Dining: Two dining facilities appear to be enough for the small venue.

Customer Service: You can visit Guest Services if you have any questions or requests. Floor staff are also helpful.

I will also tell you that the dealers were professional, polite, and well-groomed. I had a very pleasant conversation with a blackjack dealer over a few hands, although there was only one other player at the table. I imagine that the dealers aren’t so chatty when it picks up. Still, it made me feel at home.

🎰 Games at Century Casino Edmonton

The slot machines are the most popular attractions at Century Casino. You can choose from over 800 slot games and VLTs. That is not a huge amount of choice and the best online sites will better it, While the gaming floor does boast a few progressive jackpot slots, I didn’t see any massive jackpots. I did try an Alberta Gold progressive jackpot slot that was up to a little under $75,000, but unfortunately, I didn’t have any luck. 

I was a bit surprised that I couldn’t find any electronic gaming tables, but Century Casino had about 20 tables operating when I was there. You’ll find the standard fare, including blackjack, baccarat, and roulette. There are also a few casino poker games, such as Ultimate Texas Hold ‘Em, Four-Card Poker, and Three-Card Poker. Oh, there was a craps table too. 

As an aside, the tables seemed to be in good repair, and the seats were comfortable. I didn’t spend a lot of time at the slots, but the stations I played at were generally clean. 

Whatever the opposite of high roller is, well, that’s me. However, if you’re a big spender, Century Casino has a high-class, high-limit area that features slots and table games. I also mentioned that the facility has a dedicated off-track betting room that offers betting on horse races, mainly from North America and Australia. It also covers a few major racing events in Europe. 

My biggest disappointment was the lack of a poker room. If you like cash games and tournaments, you’ll have to go to another Edmonton Casino to get your poker fix, such as PURE Casino. 

In the end, I thought that the game selection was pretty strong for a small venue. Sure, the lack of poker and a few other options like electronic table games might upset some casino enthusiasts, but there is still more than enough to keep you entertained for hours on end.

The payouts are fast as well, much quicker than even the best payout casinos you’ll find online. A perk of gambling in person. One of many, if you ask me.

♣️ Poker :❌  No
⚪ Roulette:✔️ Yes
🃏 Blackjack:✔️ Yes
🎲 Baccarat:✔️ Yes
🎰 Slots:✔️ Yes
💎 VIP:✔️ Yes
🏆 Tournaments:✔️ Yes, poker and slots

💰 Bonuses and Promotions at Century Casino

Before you start playing casino games at Century Casino, you should stop by Guest Services or a Winner’s Zone kiosk to join the Winner’s Zone. This will automatically qualify you for exclusive draws through which you can win big-ticket prizes like cars, VIP vacations, cash, and much more. 

I also highly recommend signing up for Winner’s Edge membership. This loyalty rewards program is offered through most Alberta casinos and comes with lots of benefits. For instance, you earn points every time you play slots or table games. You can then redeem your points for free play credits. You also gain access to exclusive offers and contests alongside discounts at Century Casino restaurants. The best thing about Winner’s Edge membership is that it’s free. 

In addition to these programs, Century Casino offers a range of regular promotions, including discounts on accommodations and food. However, the best way to ensure you are always entered into these contests and draws is to become a Winner’s Zone member. 

🎇 My Century Casino Experience

I have mixed feelings about my Century Casino experience. On one hand, several things impressed me, including my hotel room, the food, and the variety of gambling options. I probably would have enjoyed seeing a live band at the Showroom or comedians at Yuk Yuk’s, but unfortunately, none of that kind of stuff was happening on that Tuesday night. Those shows typically occur on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. 

Even though I had a good time at the racebook, I would have much-preferred spending that time in a poker room. I would also have preferred to dine at a buffet. However, we all have different preferences, so these drawbacks for me may be positives for you. Furthermore, I thought that a lot of areas were far too brightly lit. I found this to be especially true at most of the table games. 

Those minor gripes aside, and considering that we’re talking about a smaller casino, I can honestly say that the overall experience was good. Not spectacular, but good. 

⭐ Standout Moment

My standout moment happened at the racebook. I was talking to a horse racing buff who recommended that I bet on a certain horse. I ended up placing an each-way bet on it and won. I couldn’t have asked for a better start to a day of gambling.

cc-icon-tips

Join Winners Edge

The Winner's Edge scheme is a great rewards program to join at PURE casino if you plan on gambling at other Albertan casinos. 

💭 My Verdict on Century Casino Edmonton

Before I deliver my verdict on Century Casino, I have to say that the hotel was pretty nice. It’s not a luxury hotel by any stretch, but the rooms were clean, and the hotel staff was very pleasant. 

As for the casino? I think you understand my overall feelings. You’re not going to mistake Century Casino for a Las Vegas casino. It’s small, and it doesn’t have as many games as other top Edmonton casinos. On the flip side, it has a good selection of slots and table games alongside a racebook. There are only two dining establishments, but again, it’s ample considering the size of the place. 

I thought that the staff were very good. This includes security, servers, dealers, and those who worked in the restaurants. It probably helped that I visited Century Casino on a slow day. I also like that the casino is located in a safe area and that getting there is easy. It’s not far from the LRT station, and the city bus will drop you off right around the corner. Those who visit Century Casino in the winter will be thankful for the free heated underground parking.

If you happen to be a casino buff and in the vicinity, then I would recommend Century Casino. However, if you are closer to other venues like PURE Casino or Starlight Casino, then I would be inclined to recommend those places – especially if you are a poker fan. 

What I Liked and Didn't Like

Liked
Good selection of casino games
Horse racing betting
On-site hotel
Free heated parking
Good food at reasonable prices
Didn't Like
No poker room
Limited dining options
Small venue

Licensing Authorities and Testing Agencies

Meet The Author

25 Years
Experience
Ziv Chen
Ziv Chen
Writer Writer

Ziv Chen has been working in the online gambling industry for over two decades in senior marketing and business development roles. Ziv writes about a wide range of topics including slot and table games, casino and sportsbook reviews, American sports news, betting odds and game predictions. Leading a life full of conflict, Ziv constantly struggles between his two greatest loves: American football and US soccer.

Read Full Bio

Test Your Luck
Not Your Spam Filter

Sign up to receive emails and promotions from Casinos.com

Casinos.com Email Signup Coins