The Alberta Gaming, Liquor & Cannabis would like to congratulate the new Century Downs Racetrack and Casino in Balzac on its official opening today.
This new entertainment complex features a horse racing track, a gaming floor, off-track betting, a lounge and a restaurant. Horse racing is scheduled to start on April 25.
Like all Racing Entertainment Centres in Alberta, this facility will benefit all Albertans by contributing a portion of its revenue to the Alberta Lottery Fund to help support volunteer, nonprofit, public and community-based initiatives. In 2013-14, almost $1.5 billion in provincial gaming revenue went into the Alberta Lottery Fund.
AGLC received the application for this Racing Entertainment Centre before the Board placed a moratorium on new gaming facilities. The application therefore continued through the licensing process.