Calgary casinos are expanding at a rate that compares with the expansion rate of the rest of the city of Calgary and Alberta as a whole.
Calgarians now have a choice of 8 casinos with still at least one more on the drawing boards.
Now if you'd ask the average person if gambling is becoming a problem, the answer is usually a resounding NO.
However, I can't help but think that gambling has become a very big industry, not just in Calgary, but across the country, and some people will become addicted and run into financial difficulties.
Undoubtedly the vast majority of people fall in the recreational group of gamblers, and for them the new casinos are a welcome addition.
Right now we have the following Calgary casinos operating:
One of the newest among the Calgary Casinos, and probably, the most popular is the: Deerfoot Inn and Casino with the following tables and slot machines:
Black Jack, Baccarat, Craps, Roulette, Caribbean Stud, Three Card Poker, 4 Card Poker, and Pai Gow.
621 Slot Machines including Province Wide and In House Progressives
Not to be outdone, and just about as new is the : Elbow River Casino with the same array of tables and no less than 634 Slot Machines, and great dining facilities as well.
Then there is Casino Calgary.
In this well established 52.000 sq. feet facility you can enjoy over 730 slot machines, electronic horse racing and the usual table games, along with excellent food in one of 2 restaurants.
Cash Casino is located at 4040 Blackfoot Trail SE and has 2 restaurants and a bar in the 48.400 sq. feet facility with 29 table games and no less than 665 slot machines.
And on the Calgary Stampede grounds you'll find the Stampede Casino in a $44 million, brand new Las vegas Style Casino With over 600 of the newest and most exciting slot machines, the Stampede Casino has slot action to suit any player.
There are 30 tables and 8 different games to choose from including:
Blackjack, Roulette, Craps, Baccarat, Fortune Pai Gow, Tile Pai Gow, Three Card Poker and Ultimate Texas Hold’em
Of course the old standby among the Calgary casinos is still going strong and I am talking about Frank Sisson's Silver Dollar Casino ,a sprawling 80.000 sq. feet facility that accommodates a casino with table games such as Blackjack, Roulette, Carribean Stud, Carribean Draw and more!
In addition there are 450 slot machines 25 VLT's, three lounges with giant TV screens, and a licensed restaurant.
Then there is special entertainment in the “show room".
Add to that 34 lanes of ten pin Bowling, and 4 lanes of five pin bowling to complete the picture.
GREY EAGLE CASINO and BINGO, a brand new $27 Million facility is now open in the SW of Calgary and features Gaming, Bingo, Fine Dining and Live Entertainment
You'll find 12 table games and a 24-hour Poker Room as well as the latest slot machines.
daily Bingo and special Entertainment features
West of Calgary and about half way to Banff, you'll find the new STONEY NAKODA RESORT featuring 111 Guest rooms with views of the great Canadian Rockies and state-of-the-art Meeting and Banquet facilities as well as an Indoor Waterpark.
The Casino features 300 slot machines and a variety of Table Games and an excellent Dining Menu.
As you can see from this summary of Calgary casinos, gambling , gaming and all other kinds of entertainment are alive and well (and growing) in this fabulous city we endearingly refer to as “Cow Town”.
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