World Casino Directory

Birmingham Race Course

1000 John Rogers Drive, Birmingham, Alabama  [view mapview map]   

Quick look


Casino opened:May 26, 1989
Self parking:Yes


Hotels: Birmingham Hotels
Venues: Meeting & Event Space
Attractions: The Driving Range at The Birmingham Race Course


Willie's Cafe


Game Selection
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Customer Service
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5


Birmingham Race Course Review

The Birmingham Race Course/Birmingham Greyhound Racing (originally the Birmingham Turf Club) is located on Derby Parkway, off John Rogers Drive, in  Birmingham, Alabama. Currently a greyhound racetrack and simulcast center, the facility started out in 1987 as a thoroughbred horse racing venue. Greyhound racing was added in 1992 and thoroughbred racing was discontinued in 2005. Also in 2005 "Quincy's MegaSweeps", an internet café was introduced to the property but that part of the facility was soon shut down by the sheriff. The Race Course is operated by the Jefferson County Racing Association.

Today visitors will find live greyhound racing most days except Sunday every week of the year, as well as simulcast betting facilities accepting bets on live broadcast races of thoroughbreds, including stakes races, as well as greyhound races. There are over 200 simulcast races presented every Saturday and the facility is open 7 days a week.

Map and directions

Top Online Casinos

Birmingham Race Course Forum

Start a new conversation

Gaming at Birmingham Race Course

The Birmingham Race Course has a track length of 1,320 feet with courses of 5/16th and 3/8th mile races. Greyhound matinees and evening races four days of the week with at least 5 race days. The track is dark Thursdays and Sundays.

Simulcast wagering is accepted every day of the week with doors opening at 11am. Saturday is the biggest day with over 200 races broadcast throughout the course of the day and night.

Dart tournaments and pool tournaments are also held here on Saturdays with a $10 entry and the facility matching all entry fees. When 20 people sign up for pool, or 30 for darts, they'll kick in $500 instead of $10 for each participant.

Casino games available

Related News


Upcoming Events

Dining & Restaurants

Willie's Cafe

  • Serving: American

The "Ascot" was once billed as the largest restaurant in Alabama with white tablecloth seating for 800 at The Birmingham Race Course. Today Willie's Cafe is where to go to grab some fare while attending the races if you don't want trackside concessions. Depending on what time you dine, you may find dinner plates or more of a fast food experience. There is a bar as well.


  • Price range: Average
  • Reservations: (205) 838-7500
  • Alcohol: Beer


Sunday11:00am / Close
Monday11:00am / Close
Tuesday11:00am / Close
Wednesday11:00am / Close
Thursday11:00am / Close
Friday11:00am / Close
Saturday11:00am / Close

Birmingham Race Course Venues & Hotspots

Meeting & Event Space

A special event room is available at Birmingham Greyhound Racing. Breakers, on the Sky Club Floor, is ideal for your group or special event and is available free of charge to groups of 50 to 150. The venue can also arrange for an open bar, and special food service for your guests.

Birmingham Race Course Attractions & Entertainment

The Driving Range at The Birmingham Race Course

Outdoor Activities

The Driving Range at The Birmingham Race Course is a  sure bet for improving your long game. The facility is open daily from 10am until dark and features great views, turf hitting mats and grass hitting mats.  A bag of tees is only a dollar and 50 balls are $5. Get a bucket with 100 balls for only $8. All prices include tax, so the rates can't be beat. Take a little time to improve your drive before hitting the track or simulcast center.


Sunday10:00am / Close
Monday10:00am / Close
Tuesday10:00am / Close
Wednesday10:00am / Close
Thursday10:00am / Close
Friday10:00am / Close
Saturday10:00am / Close


  • Birmingham Race Course Gift Shop (Souvenirs)

Birmingham Race Course Videos

08/09/14 Evening Race #17

08/09/14 Evening Race #15

08/09/14 Afternoon Race #14

Contact information


Address: 1000 John Rogers Dr, Birmingham, AL 35235, USA

Phone: (205) 838-7500

Toll-free: (800) 998-8238


Email: Email

Facebook: Facebook page

Twitter: @BhmRaceCourse

Group Sales

Phone: (205) 838-7441

Website: Website

Casino hours

Sunday 11:00am to 2:00am
Monday 11:00am to 2:00am
Tuesday 11:00am to 2:00am
Wednesday 11:00am to 2:00am
Thursday 11:00am to 2:00am
Friday 11:00am to 2:00am
Saturday 11:00am to 2:00am

Macau High rollers, luxury casinos and hotels plus a rich heritage make Macau one of the world's premiere gaming destinations.

Las Vegas Las Vegas casino resorts have been long known for their entertaining shows, endless casino action and bright lights.

Cotai Strip Biggest casinos in the world + newest casinos in Macau; Cotai Strip threatens mainland Macau for top gambling destination.

Entertainment City Sleeping giant of Asian casinos is the Philippines. Casino tour? Multiple multi-billion dollar casinos are operating here.

Atlantic City Play in Atlantic City's wide variety of casinos and poker rooms. This is the place that inspired the board game Monopoly.

Top Online Casinos

Breaking news
Industry related features

Top Online Poker

News and tournaments

Top Online Bingo

Top Online Sportsbooks

Daily Fantasy Sports eSports
World lottery results