Review written by Sophie Couard, June 14, 2016.
Winnipeg is the capital of the province of Manitoba, and the seventh most populous city in Canada. It is located at the confluence of the Red and Assiniboine rivers, and it contains a number of monuments worth visiting, such as the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, the Investors Group Field, the Saint Boniface Cathedral, the Esplanade Riel bridge, Wesley Hall at the University of Winnipeg and the Manitoba Legislative Building.
The city is also interesting for gamblers, as it offers two casinos. On one side is the McPhilipps Street Station Casino, and on the other side the Club Regent Casino. The latter is the one that I will tell you more about in the rest of this review.
A well-equipped casino with an exotic atmosphere
The establishment is managed by the Manitoba Lotteries Corporation and it opened in 1993. It is located in the east of Winnipeg, in the vicinity of the Transcona neighbourhood on Regent Avenue, 15 km or 25 minutes by car from the Winnipeg International Airport. The property is surrounded by artificial palm trees and the casino offers a pleasant and exotic design inspired by the Caribbean with some Aztec, Mayan and other Mesoamerican civilizations. To be able to enter it you must be 19 years or older, and present two pieces of valid identification.
The slot machines
The slot machine room is open Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 3 am, and Sunday from noon to 3am. There are over 900 devices with bets from 1 cent to $100, including:
- games where you can win large progressive jackpots,
- traditional slot machines with mechanical reels,
- modern video slot machines with digital screens,
- video poker games,
- video keno,
- video bingo,
- multi-game devices,
- electronic roulette games.
You can find the following games in this selection:
- popular games, such as Big Buck Hunter, Goldfish and Fort Knox,
- games inspired by well-known brands, such as CSI New York Miami Las Vegas or Plants vs Zombies Gargantuar.
The table games
The table games are also available Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 3 am, and Sunday from noon to 3 am. You can find the following games at many tables:
- blackjack switch,
- EZ baccarat,
- no commission baccarat,
- high card flush,
- high stakes poker,
- texas hold'em bonus poker,
- let it ride poker,
- EZ pai gow.
You can play texas hold'em and omaha in a nice poker room with 12 tables. The room is open every day from 1.15 pm to 3 am in the morning You can play against other players in cash games or tournaments.
The casino also offers keno and bingo. The sessions are held Fridays and Saturdays at 10.30 am, 1 pm, 3.30 pm, 7 pm, 10 pm and midnight.
Other services of the complex
Slot machines, table games, poker, bingo and keno - the game selection at the Club Regent Casino in Winnipeg is very varied and almost complete. What is even better is that the casino also offers other services aside from gambling, and you are able to take a relaxing break between the games. You can find out more what the casino has to offer in the following paragraphs.
The establishment also features a hotel, which means that you will not need to leave the premises when wanting to stay overnight. You can enjoy the Canad Inns Club Regent Hotel and choose from the following rooms:
- the deluxe queen room with two queen size beds,
- the king leisure room with a king size bed and a couch that is convertible to another queen size bed,
- the executive suite of 70 m² with a room that has a king size bed, a Jacuzzi, a couch that is convertible to another queen size bed and a dining area for 6 people,
- the wheelchair accessible room with a queen size bed.
Aside from the rooms you can also find:
- a self-service buffet restaurant (Aaltos),
- a bar (Playmaker's Gaming Lounge),
- a gym.
You can visit the JAG's Restaurant for a meal. The restaurant is open every day from 4 pm to 9 pm, and it has a tropical design with a special atmosphere. You can order excellent burgers and salads, among other dishes. From Thursday to Sunday, the restaurant offers a large self-service buffet.
A bar an an ice cream place
You can find Toukie's in the heart of the slot machine room, a place decorated in a tasteful lounge style. You can order from Monday to Saturday from 11 am to 2 am and on Sundays from noon to 2 am. The menu offers a large selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
There is also a Ice Cream Shoppe that offers milkshakes, sundaes, sherbet and ice cream, as well as some homemade specialties.
The establishment also features a large theatre with 1,400 seats that hosts different types of shows all year around. The program features concerts, stand-up comedy and magic shows.
In conclusion, the Club Regent Casino in Winnipeg is a lot of fun to visit. It has an exotic design that takes you right into the Caribbean, and you can enjoy a big variety of games. The selection is almost complete, only sports betting is missing.
By bus : Lines 46, 47, 48 and 89 – Stop Club Regent.
By plane : International Airport of Winnipeg is 15 km away.
Slot machines and table games : Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 3 am, and Sunday from noon to 3am.
Poker : every day from 1.15 pm to 3 am in the morning.