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  • 1. Alberta Casinos 2012
  • 2. Facilities Overview 24 Charitable casino facilities operate in Alberta with 12,470 slot machines (as of January 2012) 7 5 of the 24 casinos in Alberta are First Nations casinos 2 7 3 Racing entertainment centres (RECs) operateCasino Facility in Alberta with 835 slot machines (as of January 2012) Racing Entertainment Centre Facility ALBERTA CASINOS 2012
  • 3. Northern Alberta Casinos Great Northern Casino Grande Prairie Boomtown Casino Fort McMURRAY Casino Dene COLD LAKE ALBERTA CASINOS 2012
  • 4. Great Northern Casino Great Northern Casino opened in June 1999 after Red-Deer based Service Plus Hospitality Ltd. bought the Golden Chance Casino from three local partners Located in Grande Prairie, AB Great Northern Casino is owned by Gamehost Inc. (TSX: GH) ALBERTA CASINOS 2012
  • 5. Boomtown Casino  Opened at present location in 2000  Located in Fort McMurray, AB  Boomtown Casino is owned by Gamehost Inc. (TSX: GH)The casino in Fort McMurray began as a small temporary operation.It was bought by Winners Gaming in 1992 and two years later itopened at the MacKenzie Park Inn (now the Quality Hotel andConference Centre). It was renamed and moved to its currentpremises in Peter Pond Shopping Mall in May, 2000. ALBERTA CASINOS 2012
  • 6. Casino Dene Casino Dene is a First Nations casino located five kilometres outside the City of Cold Lake, AB Casino Dene opened September 26, 2007 Casino Dene is owned by the Cold Lake First Nation ALBERTA CASINOS 2012
  • 7. Edmonton & Area Casinos Casino YEllowhead edmonton Palace Casino Edmonton River cree resort and Casino edmonton Casino edmonton Edmonton Baccarat casino EdmonTON Century casino Edmonton Edmonton Apex casino St. Albert ALBERTA CASINOS 2012
  • 8. Casino Yellowhead Opened at present location in 2000 Located in the City of Edmonton, AB near the east- west Yellowhead Trail In May 2011, Casino Yellowhead was acquired by Onex Corporation (TSX: OCX) when it took over Casino ABS Casino Yellowhead opened in August 2000 at a cost of $16-million. This facility was essentially a replacement for the city’s Casino ABS Downtown at 102nd St. and 105th Ave. (opened ~1990) which itself had moved from its original location in a refurbished warehouse on 112th St., North of Jasper Ave. (opened in 1981). ALBERTA CASINOS 2012
  • 9. Palace Casino  Palace Casino opened in 1990  Palace Casino is located inside the West Edmonton Mall in the City of Edmonton, AB  Palace Casino is owned by Gateway Casinos & Entertainment LimitedThe Palace Casino is one of thelongest-running casino operationsin Edmonton, having started as a10,000-square-foot facility inApril 1990. At that time it wasowned by a consortium of 69charities and managed by formerconstruction industry executiveHoward Worrell. ALBERTA CASINOS 2012
  • 10. River Cree Resort and Casino  River Cree opened in October, 2006  Located on the Enoch Cree reserve three kilometers west of the City of Edmonton, ABThe Enoch Cree were one of the first to submit an application for  Enoch Cree Nation entereda casino after the Alberta government announced in 2002 that itwas prepared to accept proposals from provincial First Nations. into a partnership withIn April, 2004, the AGLC approved the band’s application to Paragon Gaming Inc. of Lasconstruct an on-reserve casino. Vegas, Nevada to develop The River Cree Resort and Casino ALBERTA CASINOS 2012
  • 11. Casino Edmonton  Casino Edmonton is located on the south side of the North Saskatchewan River in the City of Edmonton, AB  Opened in 1986 and was previously known as Casino ABS South  In May 2011, Casino Edmonton was acquired by Onex Corporation (TSX: OCX) when it took over Casino ABSCasino ABS was founded by the late Heinz Oldachwho had been running charitable casinos in Albertasince 1973. Oldach began his business career asgeneral manager of the carnival rides arm of Acme.When he was 28, Oldach and Acme colleague HarryNash bought the carnival company, added newrides, and, in 1973, incorporated Alberta BingoSupplies Ltd. (hence the name ABS). ALBERTA CASINOS 2012
  • 12. Baccarat Casino  Baccarat Casino opened in 1996  Located downtown in the City of Edmonton, AB  Owned by Gateway Casinos & Entertainment LimitedThe Baccarat opened in October 1996 at the corner of104th Avenue and 101st Street in downtownEdmonton. It was built by Carlson Construction ofEdmonton for approximately $2.2 million. At that timethe Baccarat was the City of Edmonton’s third casino. ALBERTA CASINOS 2012
  • 13. Century Casino Edmonton Century Casino Edmonton opened in November, 2006 Located in the northeast of the City of Edmonton, AB Owned by Century Casinos, Inc. of Vienna, Austria (CNTY: US) Century Casinos, Inc. is an international casino entertainment company that owns and operates Century Casino & Hotels in Cripple Creek and Central City, Colorado, and in Edmonton and Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The Company also operates casinos aboard luxury cruise vessels. ALBERTA CASINOS 2012
  • 14. Apex Casino Known as the Gold Dust until 2010, the Apex casino was opened in 1994 by owner Bruce McPherson after his Sandman Casino in Edmonton lasted only seven months due to competition from the recently opened Palace Casino at West Edmonton Mall. Apex Casino opened in November, 2006 Located in the suburban City of St. Albert, AB which is northwest of the City of Edmonton Bruce McPherson is the president of Game Plan Developments, owner of St. Alberts Apex Casino ALBERTA CASINOS 2012
  • 15. Central Albera Casinos Jackpot Casino Red deer Cash Casino red deer Red deer Camrose resort Casino Camrose Eagle River Casino and travel plaza Whitecourt ALBERTA CASINOS 2012
  • 16. Jackpot Casino  Jackpot Casino opened in February, 1997  Located in downtown area of the City of Red Deer, AB  The Jackpot Casino is jointly owned by Franklin Daines and his wife Shirley, and by Ken Oxtoby and his wife Darlene, all from nearby Innisfail ALBERTA CASINOS 2012
  • 17. Cash Casino Red Deer  Cash Casino Red Deer opened its permanent facility in 1995  Located in the City of Red Deer, AB  Owners of the Cash Casino are Ron Desrochers and David Ng ALBERTA CASINOS 2012
  • 18. Camrose Resort Casino  Opened in 2007  Located in the City of Camrose  Camrose Resort Casino is operated by Stagewest Hospitality and owned jointly by Stagewest (75%) and the Camrose Regional Exhibition (25%) ALBERTA CASINOS 2012
  • 19. Eagle River Casino and Travel Plaza Eagle River Casino and Travel Plaza is a First Nations casino located 8 kilometres northwest of the Town of Whitecourt, AB Eagle River Casino & Travel Plaza opened on January 31, 2008 Eagle River Casino & Travel Plaza is owned by the Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation and is a joint venture with Paragon Gaming ALBERTA CASINOS 2012
  • 20. Calgary& area Casinos Elbow river Casino calgary Deerfoot inn & Casino calgary Casino calgary calgary Cash Casino calgary calgary Century casino calgary calgary Cowboys casino Calgary grey eagle casino calgary ALBERTA CASINOS 2012
  • 21. Elbow River Casino  Elbow River Casino opened its current facility in June, 2005  Located near downtown in the City of Calgary, AB  The original 14,000-square-foot casino adjacent to the Elbow River Inn opened in 1989 as the provinces first purpose-built casino  In July, 2012 the Elbow River Casino was sold to a Calgary group of investors that are involved in the operation of other casinos in Calgary and Red Deer ALBERTA CASINOS 2012
  • 22. Deerfoot Inn & Casino  Deerfoot Inn & Casino opened in November, 2005  Located in the southeast of the City of Calgary, AB  Gamehost Inc. (TSX: GH) owns a 91% controlling interest in the Deerfoot Inn & Casino ALBERTA CASINOS 2012
  • 23. Casino Calgary  Casino Calgary opened in May, 1997  Located on the east side of the City of Calgary, AB  In May 2011, Casino Calgary was acquired by Onex Corporation (TSX: OCX) when it took over Casino ABSCasino Calgary is owned by Casino ABS (Alberta BingoSupplies, Ltd.). ABS was incorporated 1973 and is Canada’soldest casino operator and largest operator in the Provinceof Alberta. In May 2011, Casino ABS was acquired by OnexCorporation (TSX: OCX) for C$111 million from the estate ofthe Companys founder. Casino ABS owns four Albertacasinos. ALBERTA CASINOS 2012
  • 24. Cash Casino Calgary Cash Casino (Calgary) is Alberta’s oldest permanent casino and was founded at Blackfoot Trail and 40th Avenue S.E. in 1980 Located southeast of downtown in the City of Calgary, AB Owners of the Cash Casino are Ron Desrochers and David Ng ALBERTA CASINOS 2012
  • 25. Century Casino Calgary  The Century Casino Calgary facility was purchased by Century Casinos Inc. in January, 2010  Located southeast of downtown in the City of Calgary, AB  Owned by Century Casinos, Inc. of Vienna, Austria (CNTY: US)Silver Dollar Action Centre was established at the present location of Century Casino Calgary in 1983. OnJuly 1, 1996, Frank Sisson’s Silver Dollar Casino was added to the facility. The Silver Dollar was owned bythe colourful Frank Sisson, a Scottish-born bowling entrepreneur and breeder of miniature horses. InOctober, 2007, Sisson sold the Silver Dollar casino to British Columbia-based Evergreen Gaming Corp. for$22-million. Evergreen subsequently asked for creditor protection and the casino was placed intoreceivership. It was purchased by Century Casinos Inc. in January, 2010. ALBERTA CASINOS 2012
  • 26. Cowboys Casino  Cowboys Casino, until recently known as Stampede Casino, opened for business at its present location on June 19th, 2008  Located close to downtown in the City of Calgary, AB  Owned by the non-profit Calgary Exhibition & Stampede and operated in conjunction with Penny LaneCowboys Casino dates to 1969 when the Frontier Casino Entertainment (PLE) Groupbecame the second legal casino in the province. In 1988, thecasino opened in its "old" location in the Big Four Building onthe grounds of Stampede Park. The "old" Stampede Casino wasapproximately 40,000-square-feet in size although it expandedduring the 10 days of the Stampede in July. The "new"Stampede Casino facility opened in June, 2008 and wasrenamed Cowboys Casino in 2012. ALBERTA CASINOS 2012
  • 27. Grey Eagle Casino Grey Eagle Casino opened in December, 2007 Located at 37 Street & Glenmore Trail adjacent to the southwest of the City of Calgary, AB Owned by Tsuu Tina First Nation who partnered with Sonco Gaming (Alberta) Ltd. to build the casino ALBERTA CASINOS 2012
  • 28. Alberta Rocky Mountain Casinos Stoney nakoda resort and Casino kananaskis ALBERTA CASINOS 2012
  • 29. Stoney Nakoda Resort and Casino  Stoney Nakoda Resort and Casino opened June 10, 2008  Located just off the Trans-Canada Highway (Hwy 1) in Morley, AB which is approximately 60 km west of Calgary and 50 km east of Banff  Stoney Nakoda Casino is owned by the Stoney Tribal Administration and managed by Stagewest Hospitality. The three bands that togerther comprise the Stoney Nation are Chiniki, Wesley and Bearspaw ALBERTA CASINOS 2012
  • 30. Southern alberta Casinos Casino lethbridge lethbridge Casino by vanshaw Medicine hat ALBERTA CASINOS 2012
  • 31. Casino Lethbridge  Casino Lethbridge opened in August 2004 at its current location after being relocated from a smaller facility in the city  Located on the east side of the City of Lethbridge, AB  In May 2011, Casino Lethbridge was acquired by Onex CorporationCasino Lethbridge relocated to its (TSX: OCX) when it tookpresent location in August 2004from its old facility on 3rd Avenue over Casino ABSSouth. The new casino reportedlycost more than $10-million toconstruct. ALBERTA CASINOS 2012
  • 32. Casino by Vanshaw Casino by Vanshaw opened its permanent casino within the Medicine Hat Lodge in 1996 Located in the City of Medicine Hat, AB Owned by Mayfield Investments and managed by Stagewest Hospitality. ALBERTA CASINOS 2012
  • 33. Racing Entertainment Centres Grande Prairie Regional Agricultural & Exhibition Society (Evergreen Park) Grande Prairie Northlands Park Edmonton Rocky Mountain Turf Club (Whoop-Up Downs) LethbridgeHorse Racing Alberta, a not-for-profit corporation, isresponsible for issuing racing licences for all horseracing in Alberta. The Alberta Gaming and LiquorCommission, however, is responsible for the licensingof all racing entertainment centres (i.e., slotmachines) located at racetracks. ALBERTA CASINOS 2012
  • 34. For Additional Information Alberta Casinos & Racinos Rhys Stevens, Institute Librarian & Information Specialist rhys.stevens@uleth.ca ALBERTA CASINOS 2012