This week, Canterbury Park Holding Corp. resumed operations at its Card Casino, simulcast, and food and drink services. Card Casino and simulcast operations will be open to clients 24/7 at this time, subject to a participation limit of 150 people per designated region.
Plans for future capacity constraints will be revealed at a later date in relation to the summer 2021 racing season.
Welcoming back customers
Randy Sampson, President and CEO said: “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.
“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.”
Driving the economy recovery
He added: “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.”
Since the temporary suspension began on November 20, 2020, the company’s real estate development activities have been continuing and Canterbury and its partners continue to make progress through the development sites announced so far.