The Ace Casinos group has revealed the new home for its Ace Casino and entertainment facility, arriving near the YYC Calgary International Airport in late 2022.
The ACE Casino Calgary Airport will feature more than 600 slot machines and electronic table games, 12 video lottery terminals, 21 gaming tables, 12 table poker rooms, and two private VIP high-limit gaming rooms.
Built on YYC’s campus at 36 Aero Crescent NE, the property will be located near Deerfoot Trail, the airport terminal, hotels, golfing and other amenities in north east Calgary. The facility will feature 72,000 square feet of entertainment space, which was designed with health and safety in mind, integrating learnings from the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We are thrilled to bring Calgary’s most dynamic entertainment destination to YYC providing Calgarians and airport guests a luxurious, high energy atmosphere centered around immersive gaming, entertainment and dining experiences,” said Joe Chapple, general manager of ACE Casino’s Airport location.
“Many facility design considerations were added based on AHS guidelines to ensure the health and wellness of our customers. Construction of the casino will create several hundred jobs and up to 200 of additional permanent employment positions in the community once it opens.”
Through the regulated Alberta charitable gaming model, charitable organisations earned $228m from casino events in 2019-2020. The new ACE Casino at YYC is said to increase the amount of annual revenue earned by local Calgary charitable and religious organisations.
“ACE Casino Calgary Airport will be YYC’s newest arrival and we can’t wait to welcome it to our airport campus,” noted Rob Palmer, vice president, commercial, strategy & chief financial officer, The Calgary Airport Authority. “An attraction for locals and visitors alike, it will support our hotel partners, promote travel while generating jobs and diversifying the economy.”