Elbow River Casino
1919 Macleod Trail
Here you have a downtown Calgary casino just one black away from the Stampede Grounds and Victoria Park train station. Elbow River Casino has a pretty good reputation, in 2010 the casino was voted “Best place to gamble” in FFWD’s 2013 “Best of Calgary” readers poll. In addition to a really great casino, you have entertainment, dining and a player’s club to take advantage of.
Gaming styles include all of the top choices. Slots will be the largest amount of games available. Though the poker room is available 24 hours a day, the slots choices are only available from 10am to 3am each day. There are over 600 different gaming styles with Multi-denominational machines, in house progressives, wrap around and more. Progressive games are a great choice for players because the game has the overall behavior of a traditional slots game but then it offers a large jackpot which will hit at random. Table games are played in a Las Vegas style with choices of Baccarat, Craps, Blackjack, Tile Pai Gow, Roulette, Ultimate Texas Hold’em, Caribbean Stud Poker. The Poker Room is available 24 hours a day with several different variations. Another option for players is to make their bets over the phone or in person within the Off Track Betting Lounge, this type of gaming is mainly for players who are only interested in the monetary gain as that is the biggest advantage to Off Track Betting.
Dining comes with options at Elbow River Casino, you can choose from an up beat sports like atmosphere at Sammy’s Sports Bar which has a full menu or choose from Jester’s Buffet which will offer you tastes from around the world. Elbow River Casino also has Jester’s Deli which has quick bites from sandwiches to much more. Dim Sum is offered weekly on Friday, Saturday or Sunday from 11am to 3:00pm to enjoy authentic treats. The Bayou Stage is where you will find some great entertainment features, Friday and Saturday nights will be your dancing spot for free entertainment. Yuk Yuk’s is your comedy spot on the weekends and Thursdays where you will find uncensored comedic acts.
There are several hotel choices within the area, many which already partner with this casino. Because of the partnership, players will be able to have discounts at the hotels and even in some cases have promotions or special perks to playing at the casino and staying at the hotel! One of the partners in the area includes the Holiday Inn.