May 192021

Cochrane Today – Stricker – Century Downs Casino Applying For Live Table Games

Isn’t it ironic when politicians jump on the tourism bandwagon to promote expanded gambling in their constituencies that they know is nothing more than another government revenue source loaded on the already overburdened backs of their constituents.

The Richest – The Top 10 Casinos in the World

Phil guesses that they sleep at night by classifying someone driving from Crossfield to Balzac as a tourist.

Century Casino, which has been renamed Ace Casino Blackfoot, will also open this week, but SM2 has big plans to relocate it to a new facility it is building on Calgary International Airport lands.

Ace Casino Airport is scheduled to open in late 2022 as a 72,000-square-foot operation that will also include a large restaurant, meeting rooms and offices. It is an ideal location surrounded by hotels in an area where there is little entertainment today.

Calgary Herald – Parker – SM2 Capital places bets on Calgary with casino redevelopments

Under the bill passed on Wednesday, all those facilities may now end the sham horse races but continue to operate their card rooms and simulcasting. The same is true of the state’s jai-alai frontons, which may also be decoupled. Greyhound racing became extinct at the end of 2020 after Florida voters approved a ballot initiative to ban the sport, so those tracks already have decoupled from their card rooms and simulcasting.

Paulick Report – Florida Legislature Hands Sports Betting To Seminoles Permits Non Thoroughbred Tracks To Decouple From Gaming

DRF – Hegarty – Florida bill decouples racetracks from casinos, except for Gulfstream and Tampa Bay

Phil has a questioning:

When will the decoupling happen in Alberta.

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Phil M Stockmen

  One Response to “Century Downs Casino Applying For Live Table Games”

  1. Clark Kent Jr Jason breaks the story as HRA, UCP remain tight lipped. Comment of century staying competitive and a level playing field, while the horsemen are left behind the starting gate or eventually out to pasture .

    Minister Toews on July 11/20 remarked about a long term sustainability plan this is a major step backwards for confidence and long term growth. Historical data shows a 50% split on gaming/slot betting, the token increase from 40% to 50% won’t be filling feed buckets or gas tanks. Racino agreement states slots only, no gaming.

    I hope HBPA has lawyer Jim on speed dial!!!

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