You may have a general understanding of what you can expect from your first visit to a casino, especially if you’re basing it on what you’ve seen in movies and on television. However, you’d need to enter one to get a feel for the experience. Casinos are thrilling and the atmosphere is exhilarating, but if you enter one without knowing what to expect, the experience can be overwhelming and confusing. Before you visit a casino for the first time, it’s wise to do a little research just so that you’ll know what to expect. 


Age Restricted Facility

In Alberta, you must be 18 years or older to enter and play games within the casino. Security guards will check your government-issued ID (i.e. passport, driver’s license) and may scan it using photo-enhancing technology. All individuals who appear to be under 30 years of age will be asked for photo identification. Failure to display your government issued ID will result in you being denied entry onto the casino grounds.


Abide By The Rules

It is your responsibility to abide by the casino’s house rules and regulations. While house rules may differ from place to place, all casinos operate under similar guidelines. Here are some common rules that will need to be followed while inside the casino:


  • No cell phone use while playing a table game
  • No smoking inside the casino – smoking is permitted in designated zones
  • All personal bags are subject to security inspection before entering the casino
  • All patrons must abide by the active dress code policy
  • No outside food or drink is permitted on casino grounds


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Take Your Time and Get A Feel For the Environment

We encourage all of our guests to play responsibly, especially people new to the casino experience. If you’re entering a casino for the first time in your life, we suggest that you take a walk around and familiarize yourself with everything. Learn where the slot machines are, where the table games are, where the restaurants & drink stations are, and most importantly, where the emergency resources are located.


Take Advantage

All players should consider taking advantage of the casino’s membership rewards card. At River Cree Casino and Resort, our free membership card gives players access to personalized offers, VIP invites to special events, up to 30% discounts on food and drinks. and special birthday perks. 


Entering and playing games at a casino is considered a rite-of-passage. Whether you’re playing competitively or casually, there’s something for everyone here at River Cree Resort & Casino. Feel free to contact us today with any questions you may have!