If you decide to take the family to Alberta and they don’t all want to go play on the pokies, you can send them on a hike. Have you heard of the Trans Canada Trail? Alberta boasts of the longest trail walk in the world at a mammoth 24,000 kilometres!
If you book into a hotel with the idea of playing in an Alberta Casino and the family want something different, you can suggest that they go visit Rocky Mountain House, a National Historic Centre and stay in a tipi! No room service but building a bonfire will surely keep them occupied.
Perhaps the family enjoy festivals? You could time your trip to coincide with Sustainaval, a carnival virtually powered on vegetable oil, solar and wind energy. This carnival bassed in Edmonton has four major rides all power driven on vegetable oil! The food trucks to ferris wheels are all energised with sustainable fuels. It has become a very popular event and creating real momentum and interest from thousands of miles around.
But getting back to our true interest, Alberta has two dozen casinos waiting for you and you just have to decide which city you want to visit in this state. Edmonton which is the capital of Alberta boasts 6 casinos. The next largest group of collection of casinos in Alberta will be in Calgary followed by Red Deer. There are several other locations with singular casinos too of course.
The largest casino in Alberta is Cowboys Casino (former Stampede Casino) with 92,000 square feet of casino floor. 350 slots and 30 gaming tables along with 3 restaurants makes this a truly substantial casino.
The second largest Alberta Casino is also a Calgary resident. Grey Eagle Casino and Bingo has a whopping 84,000 square foot casino floor and 600 slots along with 65 gaming tables and 2 restaurants. Elbow River Casino comes in third place and is also located in Calgary.
Other Calgary Casinos
Casino Yellowhead, is the largest casino in Alberta’s capital, Edmonton. It has a vast 75,000 square feet of casino floor and 770 slots and 32 games and poker tables. Palace Casino based in the famous West Edmonton Mall comes in second place in Edmonton. The casino floor has 64,000 square feet, 704 slot machines and 31 table games.
The greastest number of Alberta casinos to be found in one city has to be in Edmonton and then the city of Calgary has the next largest collection.
Other Edmonton Casinos
Edmonton Race tracks with casino
Alberta Casinos with Accommodation
In total there are five Alberta casinos which offer accommodation. Camrose Resort is 100km from Edmonton. It offers 2 golf courses, an indoor pool and a waterslide, hot tubs, a fitness centre, a business centre and more.
Stoney Nakoda Resort is 60km from Calgary and offers 111 guest rooms and 20 suites. It is set with a wilderness backdrop and nearby is the Stoney First Nations People’s Teepee Village.
Deerfoot Inn Casino is 16km out of Calgary and offers 188 rooms whilst Century Casino and Hotel is located in Edmonton city and offers 26 rooms.
River Cree Resort and Casino offers 255 rooms and a ton of entertainment.
Other Casinos in Alberta
Age Requirement Alberta Casinos
Casino guests must be 18 years of age to enter any Alberta Casino. The legal age of 18 relates to more than just gambling in Alberta Casinos.
It is not allowed to enter any casino premises in Alberta unless 18 years of age. If a restaurant or theater is located within the casino, then under aged are not permitted to enter.