Canterbury Park Holding Corporation has resumed operations at its Card Casino, simulcast, and food and beverage facilities this week. At this time, Card Casino and simulcast operations will be open to customers 24/7 subject to an attendance cap of 150 persons per defined area. 

Plans for potential capacity restrictions regarding the summer 2021 racing season will be announced at a later date.

“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,” said Randy Sampson, President and CEO. 

“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.”

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.”

The company’s real estate development operations have been ongoing since the temporary suspension began on November 20, 2020, and Canterbury and its partners continue to make progress across the development sites announced to-date.