Review written by Sophie Couard, June 10, 2016.
Prince Albert is the third largest city in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan, 80 km south of the Prince Albert National Park. The city allows you to discover all the charms of this province of the prairie, including several interesting parks, such as the Athabasca Sand Dunes, the Buffalo Pound, Leu Cannington Manor and the Grassland. There are also several sights worth visiting, such as the Addison Sod House, the Boteman History Museum, the Diefenbaker House or the Mendel Art Gallery.
Of course, there are also casinos. One of them is the Northern Lights Casino in Prince Albert which is the main focus of this review. in the next paragraphs you can find out what the casino has to offer.
A very nice and diverse game selection
In the games room of the complex extends over 3,900 m², and you can play in a rather dark but very warm atmosphere with a design that reminds of that of a cottage, with thick fluffy carpets and Indians pictures here and there. You can enter the casino if you are over the age of 19 and able to present 2 valid IDs.
The slot machines
The slot machine room is open every day from 9 am to 4 am and you can play at over 520 devices, including:
- games where you can win a progressive jackpot,
- traditional slot machines with mechanical reels that give you a retro experience,
- latest generation video slots with digital screens and many special features,
- video poker in many different variants.
In January 2011, the casino also opened an extension of 420 m² which includes a smoking room that allows players to smoke while playing at over 100 slot machines.
The table games
You can enjoy 12 tables with traditional games Monday to Saturday from 1 pm to 3 am, and Sunday from 2 pm to midnight. The casino offers the following games:
- 4 tables with blackjack,
- 1 table with roulette,
- 1 table with let it ride,
- 1 table with crazy 4 poker,
- 1 table with mini baccarat.
There is also a small poker room in the complex. It features 3 tables where you can play texas hold'em and omaha hi in cash games or tournaments against other players.
Other services of the casino
Playing at the casino is a very nice activity, and at the Northern Lights Casino in Prince Albert you can enjoy a superb selection of games. However, to make the most of your visit, the establishment also offers you different facilities where you can take a relaxing break between the games. You can enjoy several bars and restaurants and have a drink or a bite to eat. However, do not expect a huge resort like they are in Las Vegas, Singapore or Macau, as there is no hotel, no spa, no pool, and no other fancy services. But what the casino has to offer is outlined in the next paragraphs.
Having a drink
The Starlight Lounge is open Monday from 4 pm to midnight and from Tuesday to Saturday from 5 pm to 2 am. It offers a feverish and relaxed atmosphere. It regularly hosts live music concerts and every Tuesday and Wednesday is the Karaoke Party with Nancy from 9 pm to 1 am!
The games room also has a bar area that is open every day from 9 am to 4 am where you can order from a large range of hot and cold drinks with or without alcohol. The bar features a large beer selection and many cocktails, some classics and also some original creations.
The NorthStar Restaurant is open every day from 9 am to 10 pm, and offers breakfast from 9 am to 11 am, and an all-you-can-eat buffet from 5 pm to 8 pm. The restaurant has a capacity of 96 seats and offers:
- many different snacks,
You can also have a snack at the sandwich shop / cafe called Deli which is open every day from 11 am to 3 am. The snack bar has a capacity of 12 people and offers sandwiches and delicious pastries.
As I mentioned before, it is not possible to stay overnight at the establishment, and you will have to find another place in the city. These are the hotels that are nearby the casino:
- the Quality Hotel & Conference Centre ** starting from €74 per night,
- the Prince Albert Inn *** starting from €97 per night,
- the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Prince Albert ** starting from €105 per night.
In short, the Northern Lights Casino in Prince Albert is a very nice casino. If you ever go there to play, you should also to visit the fantastic karaoke evenings in the Starlight Lounge, you will be disappointed if you don't! The casino itself offers a great game selection with all the classics and if you are a smoker, you will be able to play in a smoking room too.
By car : Highway 2.
By plane : Prince Albert (Glass Field) Airport.
Slot machines : every day from 9 am to 4 am.
Table games : Monday to Saturday from 1 pm to 3 am, and Sunday from 2 pm to midnight.