Casino Dene Alberta Review and Info
With live game tables, slots, Video Lottery Terminals (VLTs), a variety of special tournaments and events, an eclectic mix of live bands, 2 restaurants, wide-screen TVs and pool tables, Casino Dene guarantees that there is something here for everybody. Located just 7km from Cold Lake City and open from 11am until 3am in the morning on the weekends and until 1pm on weekdays, the friendly staff at Casino Dene will be there to welcome you with open arms whenever you need.
Originally set up by the Denesuline (Chipewyan) Tribe of Cold Lake First Nations in 2007, not only is Casino Dene the best place for entertainment in the area, but they have also been dedicated to giving back to the community. Since opening, they have donated over $1 million through their Community Support Program to local charities and non-profit organisations. This money has been directed towards projects designed to improve the community in areas like health, education, training and leadership, environmental sustainability, social services and tourism development.
Casino Dene provides customers a multitude of games in order to please every single guest, whatever their particular preference. There are over 250 slots machines that cater for every level of competitor, from the beginner 1 cent spins, to $1 and even up to the more experienced $5 a spin. There are also a wide variety of VLTs placed throughout the complex for guests to choose from.
The 10 live tables here offer games such as Ultimate Texas Hold ‘Em, 3-Card Poker and more, with bets up to a maximum of $100. On top of that, every 2nd Saturday of the month there is an opportunity to enter even larger tournaments for even bigger prizes. There is also a large choice of other events and tournaments being offered at Casino Dene so be sure to check out their website for the most up-to-date information.
Food and Beverages
There are 2 large restaurants for the patrons of Casino Dene with both offering Happy Hour specials. There are also an assortment of food specials to choose from depending on the day. Saturdays are Steak Days, where you can get a steak sandwich meal deal for just $15.50. Fridays are their Prime Rib days, where you can get a huge rib-eye steak for just $17.50!
Other mouthwatering offers include everyones’ favourite; Wings Wednesdays and Sundays. Here you can purchase 1 full pound of wings for just $7.50, and with 20 different flavours to choose from, we can guarantee your taste buds won’t want to stop, even if your stomach does!
The new Aurora Bar and Lounge is a contemporary restaurant offering both unique dishes and signature cocktails. This vibrant and exciting atmosphere boasts pool tables, VLTs and can be booked for private functions (ext 248).
The Casino Dene Lounge possesses a stage which hosts regular, free, live performances and big screen TVs. There are both smoking and non-smoking sections, and this area can also be booked from private functions (236).
Along with the selection of table tournaments every other Saturday, Casino Dene offers guests the opportunity to take part in weekly pool competitions. The competition starts at 1pm every Saturday, so be sure to come down to crush your opponents and cheer on your friends!
There are also other special events and tournaments held here so but sure to check out the calendar on the website regularly to keep up-to-date with everything that happens.
Accommodation and Transportation
There is the Courtyard Marriott Hotel situated adjacent to Casino Dene and offers everything you would expect from the world-class Marriott Hotel chain. It boasts an indoor/outdoor connecting pool, a whirlpool and a state-of-the-art fitness centre. Alternatively, Casino Dene offers customers discounts on other accommodation in the area. Just email them directly for up-to-date information on availability, deals and offers.
Casino Dene takes the safety of its customers very seriously and the top class security here will make you feel at ease. If on the small chance you do feel cautious about leaving the casino with all of your winnings, security will escort you to your vehicle to ensure total peace of mind (available upon your request)..
Local Attractions Nearby
There are several communities within a 30-45 minute drive of the casino if you feel the need to stretch your legs and experience all that Cold Lake has to offer. There are areas of stunning natural beauty like provincial parks filled with hundreds of species of birds and other wildlife to observe. As well as pristine lakes that possess some truly world-class fishing, there are also walking and cycling trails, water snow and jet skiing, boating and even an 18-hole golf course available nearby.
Alternatively, for those who prefer to spend their time in a little more luxury and away from the elements, there are cutting edge art, recreation and sports facilities for you to explore..
A Cold Lake Casino Dene Experience
As the only casino in the area and with its ever-changing special events calendar, Casino Dene offers something for every member of a family, whether it be the children, the spouse or even the individual traveller. Picturesque surroundings, great food, live music, atmospheric bars and of course, plenty of opportunity to win big whatever your game, ensures Casino Dene is the best place in town for all of your entertainment needs.
Basic info – name, location, table games, slots, dress code
Name: Casino Dene
Dress Code: None
Address: Route 28 &, Hwy 897, Cold Lake, AB T9M 1P4
(7km south of Cold Lake City)
Toll free 1-888-594-7228 Local (780) 594-7900
10am – 1am Sunday to Thursday
10am – 3am Friday to Saturday