Century Downs Racetrack and Casino

Century Casinos, Inc., founded in 1992, is an international casino entertainment company. Century Casinos has been listed on the NASDAQ Capital Market® under the symbol CNTY since 1994.

Century Casinos currently owns and/or operates the following casinos:
  • Century Casino and Hotel Cripple Creek, near Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA
  • Century Casino and Hotel Central City, near Denver, Colorado, USA
  • Century Casino and Hotel Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • Century Casino Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Century Downs Racetrack and Casino, Alberta, Canada
  • Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort and Casino - Century Casinos is managing the casino at the Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort and Casino
  • Multiple locations aboard various cruise lines
Century Casinos holds a controlling 66.6% stake in Casinos Poland Ltd., owner and operator of eight casinos located in international four and five-star hotels in Poland.

Century Downs Racetrack and Casino brought the long-lived passion of horse racing back to the city of Calgary on April 1, 2015. Century Downs has live horse races on weekends and holidays and a vibrant, spacious Off-Track Betting area, over 550 slot machines, multipurpose event spaces as well as a fully licensed restaurant overlooking the race track.

Thoroughbred Racing is coming to Century Downs Racetrack and Casino in September 2017!

At Century Casinos we are committed to being your employer of choice through our innovative polices, practices, and HR initiatives.

How many people does your organization employ? How many locally?

Three hundred in the Calgary Area (around seven hundred and fifty total in Alberta).

What type of positions do you offer?

Century Downs Racetrack and Casino offers a variety of positions including full time and part time.

What are the benefits of working for your company?

All employees at Century Downs Racetrack and Casino, including part time staff, are entitled to employee benefits. These benefits include Employee Assistance Program, RRSP contributions, discounts on food purchases, great staff incentives including BBQ's and contests and regular employee recognition.

As part of a growing international organization, we offer employee discounts at other Century Casino locations. We are currently developing an employee exchange program to provide employees an opportunity to learn and share information with their colleagues in other cities and countries. We have an opportunity to send some employees on our Cruise Ships to work as Casino Dealers while traveling the world!

Describe opportunities for advancement.

Our philosophy of being the employer of choice in the Calgary market and internationally is largely based on the satisfaction of our employees. Century Downs Racetrack and Casino encourages growth of our employees by offering all opportunities internally as well as company directed training programs.

List any corporate responsibility initiatives that your organization is currently involved in.

Century Casino aspires to create meaningful and purposeful community opportunities to enrich our employee's lives while giving back to their community. We have a community engagement program where we set up volunteer opportunities every month for employees to sign up to volunteer their time.

What are some entry level career opportunities that your organization offers?
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Dishwasher
  • Prep Cook
  • Line Cook
  • Hostess
  • Server
  • Security Guard
  • Slot Attendant
  • Countroom Attendant
  • Mutuel Clerk
How would someone find out about opportunities at your company? How can a candidate apply?

Applicants are welcome to apply through our website at http://www.cnty.com/centurydowns/forms/online-application/ or they can submit their resumes to careers@centurydowns.com

Describe your hiring and interview process?

Applicant's résumés are reviewed and initial phone screens are completed as the first step in the process. Upon completion of the telephone screening short listed applicants will be invited for a face to face interview.

Our interviews are based on personal experience and use of the STAR approach.
S - Situation
T- Task
A- Action
R- Result

What do you look for in an employee?

Century Downs Racetrack and Casino is looking for employees that possess initiative, have a great work ethic, strong customer service skills and a winning attitude.

What type of education/training/equipment do you require?

Depending on your position at Century Downs Racetrack and Casino you may require some of the following:

  • AGLC certifications
  • Deal us in Phase 1
  • ProServe
  • ProTect
  • ReelFacts
  • Anti Money Laundering Certifications
  • Standard Level First Aid with AED
  • Valid Criminal Record Check

What is the minimum age required to work for your company? Are there different age requirements for different positions?

All employees must be at least 18 years of age.

Provide a wage range for entry level positions.

As per Employment Standards minimum wage will start at $12.20 per hour.

What are the hours of the business and general shift times? Are there a minimum number of hours someone needs to work per week? Is there flexibility regarding school schedules?

The Casino is open to the public from 9:30 am - 3:00am, 364 days a year. Shifts vary depending on the department and position. Shift schedules are dependent on the department and position. Employees are required to work a minimum of one shift per week

Is a uniform provided or do employees have to pay for it?

The first uniform shift is provided. Employees have the option to purchase additional uniform shirts.