Las Vegas isn’t the only place to gamble. In fact, Canadians have a plethora of places to play the slots or test their luck at gaming tables. If you’re looking for casinos right here in Canada look no further than our picks for some of the best casinos across the country.
River Rock Casino Resort, Richmond, British Columbia
River Rock Casino Resort in Richmond boasts more than 1,100 slots, seven types of poker games, a dedicated poker room, 124 gaming tables and the most Baccarat tables in North America. In addition, if you need a break from gambling you can enjoy live entertainment or a meal at one of seven restaurants. The casino is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and has an inviting pool with a waterslide and oversized Jacuzzi, and a fitness centre.
River Cree Resort and Casino, Edmonton, Alberta
River Cree Resort and Casino is also home to more than 1,100 slot machines. You’ll find 32 table games, high stakes poker and many other games. There are several restaurants and bars to choose from including an upscale steakhouse, Sage, and a more casual fare at sports bar Tap 25 where you can also catch whatever game happens to be on. If you are staying on site, the hotel here has an indoor pool, whirlpool and a fitness centre.
Caesars Windsor Resort & Casino, Windsor, Ontario
The popular Windsor Casino is another good spot to get your gaming fix with a wide variety of slot machines and table games available. You can also wager on sports games around the world while following them live at Legends Sports Bar. In between betting you can visit many of the casino’s bars, clubs and restaurants, take a dip in the hotel’s indoor pool or visit the spa.
Casino Niagara, Niagara Falls, Ontario
Visitors to Casino Niagara are bound to find something that catches their eye throughout the 8,825 square metres of gaming area spread across two floors. This sprawling casino is the largest gaming facility in Canada. Choose from 1,300 slot machines, 30 gaming tables, a poker room with nine tables or sign up to participate in a tournament. There are two restaurants, a bar and a café for when you need to refuel, free live music every Friday and Saturday from 8 p.m. to midnight and comedy at Yuk Yuks.
Fallsview Casino Resort, Niagara Falls, Ontario
Also in Niagara Falls, you’ll find Fallsview Casino Resort. The world-class casino features more than 3,000 slot machines, 100 gaming tables and a dedicated poker room. Make a weekend out of it and stay at the resort’s 374-room luxury hotel, which has a full service spa, fitness centre and dozens of shops and restaurants to keep you busy outside of gambling time.
Casino de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec
Visitors to Montreal who feel like gambling can try their luck at Casino de Montreal. There are a wide variety of games on offer including poker, table games and 3,000 slot machines. Hungry gamers can choose from five restaurants and three bars including Le Poker, a bar within view of the Texas Hold’em poker tables.
Stoney Nakoda Resort & Casino, Morley, Alberta
Located 30 minutes west of Calgary, Stoney Nakoda Resort & Casino has much to offer avid casino-goers as well as occasional gamblers. There are 14 game tables, 299 slot machines, poker and slot tournaments, liquor service on the casino floor, and free coffee and tea for players. There’s also live entertainment, bars, restaurants and a golf simulator.
Casino Rama, Rama, Ontario
Open since 1996, Casino Rama has a lot to offer including more than 2,500 slot machines, more than 110 gaming tables, eight restaurants, a 5,000 seat entertainment centre, a spa and a gym. The casino gets a lot of interesting live acts coming through including comedians like Whoopi Goldberg and Russell Peters, and musicians like Paul Anka and Gordon Lightfoot. Those staying at Casino Rama can get pampered at the Balance in Life Spa and use the indoor saltwater pool and hot tub, eucalyptus steam room, sauna and fitness centre.
Casino Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia
A wide variety of slot machines, eight poker tables, 13 blackjack table, 3 Baccarat tables and more should be sufficient to keep players busy at Casino Nova Scotia in Halifax. Live entertainment and various dining experiences round out the offerings.
If these Canadian casinos aren’t the jackpot for you and you really want a true Las Vegas experience, might we suggest you go all out and “Walk Down the Aisle Sin City Style?”
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