Card Casino Expansion Features New Culinary Options, New Table Games, Fresh Look

Canterbury Park recently embarked on an ambitious project to remodel the Card Casino, bringing a fresh look, new table games and an exciting new culinary options.

“We’re so thrilled to have the remodeling of the Card Casino complete,” said Michael Hochman, VP of casino operations. “I really think players are going to love the open feel of the space, as well as the new High Stakes room. And the food is remarkable. Chef Seth has really stepped up our food offerings, and there are even more surprises coming soon!”

New Layout

The most striking aspect of the remodeling project is the new space at the entrance from the Card Casino to the racetrack area.

A massive glass wall now divides the Card Casino from the track area, making the space more inviting for live racing guests. In the Card Casino, meanwhile, the poker area has been repositioned and a new dining area, the Trifecta Café, has been built.

“We couldn’t be happier with how the project turned out,” Hochman said. “And it’s really fun to have new games in the room. Pokerlette, Zombie Blackjack, and I Luv Suits are getting great feedback from the players.”

Plus, there is a new special room for guests who want to play high stakes.

Trifecta Café 

The new Trifecta Cafe at Canterbury Park.
The new Trifecta Cafe at Canterbury Park.

Among the major upgrades associated with the remodel is the new Trifecta Café, which features three distinct menus:

• Asian

• Italian 

Featuring artisan pizza selection 

• American Comfort 

Featuring breakfast 24/7 

The driving force behind the new menus is Chef Seth Teiken, who brings extensive high-end restaurant experience to Canterbury Park.

“We have put a lot of thought and effort into the new food at Canterbury Park,” said Ricardo Lopez, Senior Director of Hospitality. “Our guests are going to love the expansive new menus, which keep some of our more popular items while giving players a diverse selection of fantastic fare.”

pizzawoodstoneBoth breakfast and pizza will be available 24/7, while the other menus will be served from 10 a.m. to midnight Sunday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 3 a.m. Friday and Saturday.

But that’s not the end of the amazing new food selection at Canterbury Park. A new steakhouse, Little Chicago Chophouse, will open on May 16, offering the finest cuts of meat, fresh seafood and craft cocktails.

“The Little Chicago Chophouse is going to be the premier restaurant in the area,” Lopez said. “We are bringing in the finest steaks, fresh seafood, an exquisite wine list, unique Prohibition-era cocktails and the best service imaginable.”

New Table Games

The remodeling project brings with it three new tables to the Card Casino: Pokerlette, Zombie Blackjack and I Luv Suits.

• Pokerlette

• Zombie Blackjack

• I Love Suits

New Poker Promos

Poker players haven’t been left out of the excitement of the project.

The tables have been relocated in the center of the room closer to the new poker board, and there are new promotions to coincide with the expansion.

High Hand 

Win at least $100 for the top hands:

• Noon to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays
• Noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays

Aces Always Win 

Aces Always Win, when you get paid for cracked pocket aces, continues from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesdays.

• $75 in Hold’em
• $50 in Stud

Splash Pots

Thursdays brings Splash Pots, when we’re juicing randomly selected pots with $50 every half hour from noon to 8 p.m. on Thursdays.

Late Night Progressive Board

For our overnight poker players, we are introducing our Late Night Progressive Board.

• 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. every day
• Straight flushes in hearts get at least $100
• Cash prize goes up every day for hands not hit

Once all 10 straight flushes in hearts get hit, we reseed the board and the fun starts all over again.

Other Upgrades

In addition to all that, there are other upgrades associated with the remodel, including:

• Special High Stakes room
• New carpeting in the Card Casino
• New track-side flooring on Level 1
• Self-service soda machine