Canadians living in Edmonton, Alberta, gladly witnessed the opening of a new Century Casino & Hotel. The opening took place in November 17, 2006. The site having 35,000 square feet of gaming floor, houses 31 gaming tables, 588 slot machines, two bars, two restaurants, show lounge. More than that, there is going to be some addition to that – 12 slot machines, a bar and a restaurant, a dinner theater and 26 hotel rooms. It is being claimed that people will be able to use it already before Christmas.
The opening proved to be very special: with Alberta Gaming Minister Gordon Grayon and Geoff Smith, Managing Director of the resort, welcoming guests and Century Casinos CO CEOs Erwin Haitzmann and Peter Hoetzinger cutting the red ribbon. Moreover, a charity event took place during the opening. The money was raised for the benefit of the nonprofit organization – Edmonton Food bank – providing people in need with food. But that was not the only event: performances of Chinese Dragon Dance group and the show All the Rage in Dallas were also included into the program.
The results of the operation during the first weekend are simply amazing: an average win/slot/day of Can$520 (ca. US$450), an average win/table/day of Can$1,400 (ca. US$1,220) and an average food & beverage revenue per day of Can$22,900 (ca. US$20,000).
“We… are looking forward to our next big event, the grand opening of our new casino facility for the Century Casino Newcastle, formerly Monte Vista Casino & Conference Center, in Newcastle, South Africa, on December 2, 2006,” said Co CEOs Erwin Haitzmann and Peter Hoetzinger in a joint statement.