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Century Mile near Edmonton is the latest track to make its casino and food operations as much of a rush as the races

Century Downs GrandstandThe Century Mile Racetrack and Casino opens this month, ushering in a new era of horse racing for fans in Edmonton and area. The racetrack not only features a one-mile track with one of the longest home stretches in North America, heightening the excitement as the horses run for the finish line, but also an adjacent entertainment complex that adds Las Vegas-style pizzazz between the races.
 
This is the evolution of horse racing in Canada. Long gone are the sport’s early days in the late 1880s when Canadian horse racing enthusiasts filled wooden grandstands and put a few pennies on the ponies. And long gone are even the days of the past generation when tracks started adding a few slot machines and other electronic games of chance to their little-used indoor spaces in a bid to boost flagging revenue.
 
Century Mile, a $61.5-million project, epitomizes the 21st-century horse racing experience – 88,000 square feet of space on several floors that includes restaurants, bar and lounge, as well as a glamorous 25,000-square-foot casino that contains 550 slot machines, electronic table games, video lottery terminals and an off-track betting parlour (which allows gamblers to wager on races at other tracks around the world) that seats at least 150.

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