Canterbury Park to be ‘instrumental’
in driving economic recovery

Canterbury Park Holding Corporation has announced that its Card Casino, simulcast and food and beverage operations will resume next week, with the health and safety of team members and patrons of the utmost importance.

Card casino and simulcast operations at Canterbury Park will be open to customers all day everyday, subject to an attendance cap of 150 persons per defined area, from 10am Monday 11 January 2021.

Acknowledging the “unique challenges” faced by gaming and entertainment facilities, the venue asserts that operations such as itself will be “instrumental” in driving economic recovery.

In addition to the aforementioned resumptions, all food and beverage outlets at Canterbury Park will be open to customers from 4am to 10pm local time, subject to current state-wide COVID-19 pandemic-related restrictions. Plans for potential capacity restrictions regarding the summer 2021 racing season will be announced at a later date.

Canterbury Park Holding Corporation owns and operates Canterbury Park Racetrack and Card Casino in Shakopee, Minnesota, the latter of which typically hosts card games 24 hours a day, seven days a week, dealing both poker and table games.

The company also updates that its real estate development operations have been ongoing since the latest temporary suspension began on November 20, 2020, with the group and its partners continuing to make progress across the sites announced to-date.

“We are delighted to announce the resumption of Card Casino and simulcast operations at Canterbury Park and look forward to welcoming our loyal customers back to the property beginning on Monday morning,” said Randy Sampson, Canterbury Park president and CEO.

“As always, the health and safety of our team and guests will be of paramount importance once operations resume. As such, we plan to build on the successful implementation of our ‘COVID-19 Preparedness Plan’ which allowed us to operate safely during the summer and fall of 2020.

“COVID-19 has presented unique challenges for gaming and entertainment venues such as ours. We respect the very difficult decisions our state leaders have been faced with and are thankful we will be allowed to re-open, even in this limited capacity. 

“Operations such as Canterbury Park will be instrumental in driving the economic recovery for the greater Shakopee area and for Minnesota, and we are excited that our unique brand of entertainment and ongoing development of Canterbury Commons will play a crucial role in the community’s long-term economic growth.”