Century Casinos Reopens its Venues in Alberta

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With the economic recovery plan recently launched in Alberta, an array of businesses, including casinos, have been given the go-ahead to recommence their operations.

Alberta is one step closer to swinging its economy back into action by launching its comprehensive economic recovery plan.  With it, various businesses, including casinos, have been given the green light to reopen.  Century Casinos has welcomed the news of the relaxation of the previously imposed restrictions and has relaunched operations at its four gambling venues in the province.

In an attempt to curtail the spread of COVID-19, Albertan land-based casinos were ordered to shut their doors on 13 December 2020.  However, even with the recommencement of the operations, the casinos will have to operate under strict health and safety protocols to protect both the visitors and the casino employees. 

Gamblers Welcomed Back to Casinos

Century Casinos announced that the company’s four casinos would reopen on 10 June. Century Casino & Hotel Edmonton, Century Mile Racetrack and Casino, Century Downs Racetrack and Casino, Century Casino St. Albert, and Century Sports Calgary are now open to patrons.

Before visiting any of the venues, patrons must familiarise themselves with the health and safety protocols based on Alberta’s health services guidelines. Guests must comply with social distancing rules and always wear a protective facemask. Full details on the protocols can be found on Century Casinos’ website.

Century Casinos is a wagering entertainment corporation that owns and administers several casinos across the United States and Canada. After the latest reopening in Alberta, the company advised that it cannot guarantee further shutdowns of its casinos in the future since the pandemic situation is continuously changing. However, should closures become imminent, the company will timeously announce this via its official website.

Further Reopenings Taking Place

Another casino in Alberta that reopened its doors for patrons on 10 June is the Great Northern Casino. The facility is set to operate according to its existing work schedule, but under reduced capacity and strict health protocols.

Great Northern Casino general manager, Leanne Brownless, stated that there wouldn’t be any live entertainment taking place at the venue for the time being. She said that these would likely return once the province enters stage three of its reopening plan, which is expected when 70 per cent of the population has been vaccinated with at least one vaccine dose.

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