Nova Scotia Casino Adds Off-Track Betting to Boost Revenues

Publish: 10.03.2017

The coming months will bring a new addition to the Casino Nova Scotia Halifax as the management has announced that the gambling venue will include off-track betting on horse racing.

The New Addition

The new addition to the betting offer is expected to be added as early as May 2017 as Halifax has already teamed up with Truro Raceway and the Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition – the owner of Truro Raceway.

Casino Nova Scotia general manager Chris Roberts reveals that the Off-Track Betting plan has been worked on for the past six months to an entire year to add another Off-Track Betting facility to the existing one in Betford.

The Casino Nova Scotia Halifax and its off-track betting facility revelations are coming with a $2 million renovation process which is set to be completed by July. The renovation is expected to add brand-new buffer and other customer-friendly features to the current offer.

Halifax currently sports 500 slot machines and 32 table games and high-limit table games. Additionally, a restaurant and a music entertainment venue are also a part of the 70,000 square feet of the gambling space.

A Timely Boost

Renovation and the addition of off-track betting is aimed towards increasing the customer base and a number of visits, and offer a better entertainment package overall to Halifax visitors. Nova Scotia Gaming Report has presented a worrying data revealing that the number of visitors decreased over the past few years dropping form 921,000 in 2014 to only 836,000 in 2015.

The numbers have had effect of slot machines and employees cuts and the casino expects that the brand-new off-track betting will boost the sagging revenues and mark the new beginning for the casino.

Nova Scotia Casino Halifax Off-Track betting facility will be licenced by the Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency.