Across Canada, you can find several casinos that welcome Canadians and travellers from other countries to enjoy a unique gaming experience. But the experience doesn’t end at the casino lobby as many of these venues are surrounded either by beautiful nature scenes or located in cities steeped with local history and charm.
Of course, if you don’t want to step outside you can also gamble online as it’s perfectly legal in Canada. However, you’d be missing out on that whole old-school glamour vibe. So let’s take a look at the best casinos that Canada has to offer – and why you should be spending your money in them.
1. Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort (ON)
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Address: 6380 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls, ON L2G 7X5
Telephone: +1 888-325-5788
2. Casino Nova Scotia (NS)
Casino Nova Scotia is one of the top gaming hubs for Canadians on the Atlantic coast. The casino features a variety of slot machines to satisfy every player’s taste and budget. Casino Nova Scotia also has 8 poker tables featuring No Limit Texas Hold’em, Limit Texas Hold’em, Limit Omaha, and Pot Limit Omaha with a wide variety of limits available. The casino regularly organises poker events for high rollers. There are also 3 roulette tables featuring 2 double zeros and 1 single zero.
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Address: 1983 Upper Water St, Halifax, NS B3J 3Y5
Telephone: +1 902-425-7777
3. St. Eugene Golf Resort Casino (BC)
The now luxurious St. Eugene Golf Resort Casino, standing in front of the imposing Rocky Mountain range, was once a mission and residential school for children. Today, the resort offers guests an incomparable gaming experience, featuring 234 slot machines, among which is a province-wide progressive jackpot. The gaming floor also includes all of your favourite table games and an E-Roulette. You can also sign up for a free Encore Rewards card. The membership benefits include points for play, which are redeemable for cash, plus valuable offers and information on upcoming promotions.
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Address: 7777 Mission Rd, Cranbrook, BC V1C 7E5
Telephone: +1 250-420-2000
4. Casino Rama (ON)
Located north of Toronto, Casino Rama creates the perfect entertainment experience, blending hot casino action with big-name concerts and sporting events. As one of Ontario’s premier entertainment destinations, the casino has over 2,500 of the latest slot machines and more than 110 gaming tables including a 12-table Poker Room. You can join the free Players Passport™ Club to start earning points that can be exchanged for concert tickets, delicious meals, luxury hotel stays, invitations to exclusive parties and much more.
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Address: 5899 Rama Rd, Rama, ON L3V 6H6
Telephone: +1 705-329-3325
5. River Cree Resort and Casino (AB)
River Cree Resort and Casino is Alberta’s premier gaming resort and includes a combination of casino, luxury resort and hockey centre within its premises. The casino features over 1,000 slot machines and 39 game tables on the floor. On top of that there’s also horse betting, off-track betting with dining venue, and a high stakes poker room. You’ll be constantly entertained at River Cree Resort and Casino. If you do get tired check in to one of the 249 rooms at the Edmonton Marriott at River Cree or unwind with friends at the bar.
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Address: 300 East Lapotac Blvd, Enoch, AB T7X 3Y3
Telephone: +1 780-484-2121
6. Stoney Nakoda Resort & Casino (AB)
Located only 30 minutes west of Calgary, Stoney Nakoda is a high-class gaming hub that offers guests the chance to stay in a luxury hotel. Players can benefit from an exceptional gaming experiences that features nearly 300 slot machines and 14 table games, poker and slot tournaments. The casino also offers a separate smoking environment on the floor, however the rest of the resort areas are all non-smoking. Loyalty Express rewards are offered to visiting players which can then be redeemed for many opportunities and services at the resort.
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Address: 888 Nakoda Way, Morley, AB T0L 1N0
Telephone: +1 888-862-5632
7. Casino de Montreal (QC)
Casino Montreal is a large casino complex that offers plenty of gaming action for players of all skill levels and interests. It offers five full floors of gaming action and is considered one of the largest casinos on the planet. There are more than 3,000 slot machines and 115 gaming tables to try out at the casino. Casino de Montreal also offers a separate section with 18 poker tables. Texas Hold’em tournaments are held there regularly, with the casino awarding a bonus for the highest hand of the day.
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Address: 1 Avenue du Casino, Montreal, QC H3C 4W7
Telephone: +1 514-392-2746
8. Caesars Windsor Hotel & Casino (ON)
Caesars Windsor opened in 1998 and quickly became a magnet for gamers from the USA and Canada. The casino offers six multi-link poker games, slots, on-site shopping, a pool and spa. The Poker Room offers 14 tables, and the main casino floor offers a sea of electronic slots and gaming tables. The cutting-edge slot machines are even set up to take care of you while you play. You can order drinks on the machine if you get thirsty -- perfect for non-stop gaming action!
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Address: 377 Riverside Dr E, Windsor, ON N9A 7H7
Telephone: +1 800-991-7777
9. Casino de Mont-Tremblant (QC)
The mountain-side Casino de Mont-Tremblant attracted 700,000 visitors in its first year of operation and no wonder. The casino is nestled on top of a mountain and it is surrounded by a stunning natural setting. Casino de Mont-Tremblant boasts three floors houses a large and distinctive assortment of games, featuring: 500 slot machines, 16 gaming tables with croupiers and 3 Texas Hold'em poker tables. There’s also a large high-rollers private room.
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Address: 300 Chemin des Pléiades, Mont-Tremblant, QC J8E 0A7
Telephone: +1 819-429-4150
10. River Rock Casino Resort (BC)
River Rock Casino is one of the largest casinos in Canada and the only four star resort in the western part of the country. The casino alone is 70,000 square feet and in it you can play at over 1,000 slots, table games, poker room with 14 tables and much more. You can also enjoy exclusive access at a high stakes VIP room. When you want to take a break from the game, check in at one of the two hotels incorporated in the result and unwind at River Rock’s Absolute Spa or have a gourmet dinner at the restaurants available on site.
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Address: 8811 River Rd, Richmond, BC V6X 3P8
Telephone: +1 604-247-8900