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Canadians make up the biggest group of foreign visitors in Las Vegas according to a report by the CBC. In 2018, over 1.6 million Canucks booked flights to Sin City for partying, casino gaming and attending concerts. But don’t they have good casinos in Canada that are worth visiting?

If you love to visit casinos during your travels, you might be happy to know that Canada do have some great casinos many of which situated near its most awe-inspiring spots, such as Niagara Falls. In fact, the country’s gambling laws are also favorable to online casinos. Many of the top casino sites can be accessed from Canada, which has turned the country into a popular gambling destination. Here is a list of the best Canadian online casinos in case you would like to try your luck from the comfort of your hotel room.

For those who prefer the atmosphere of land-based casinos, here are seven amazing Canadian casinos every gambling fan should visit.

Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort

Niagara Falls by night.

Niagara Falls by night.
Photo by James Wheeler on Unsplash

Niagara Fallsview Casino is a tourist friendly place that offers spectacular views of the famous Niagara Falls. What’s more, it’s a huge place measuring 200,000 square feet and jam-packed with 1000+ slots, over a dozen poker rooms and 40+ table games.

For a long time, the casino held the record for the biggest casino jackpot won in Canada. The record was made in 2004 when a tax accountant hit $5.8 million after spending just $60 on slot machines.

The lucrative record was inevitably broken in 2015 by a man playing the progressive jackpot Mega Moolah. Identified as Mark A, the player hit a staggering $7.5 million jackpot minutes after starting his gambling session.

Caesars Windsor Hotel & Casino

Voted the best casino in Canada for 18 consecutive years, Windsor, Ontario’s Caesars Windsor must be doing a lot of things right. And indeed, this is more than a place to bet on slots, poker and blackjack. At Windsor, you receive a lovely treatment on everything food, drinks and entertainment.

The casino and hotel features eight restaurants: Market Buffet, Legends Sports Bar, Augustus Café and Neros steakhouse are some of the most popular eateries. Then there’s a 5000-seat entertainment theater graced by some of the best entertainers in the world.

When it comes to betting floors, Windsor Hotel & Casino supports nearly every game. You can camp at the sports wagering section to wager on NHL, CFL, NFL, NBA or EPL. Or you can check in at the World Series of Poker satellite, the slot machine floors or roulette tables.

Casino de Montreal

Montreal, Quebec, by night.

Montreal, Quebec, by night. Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay

Shaped like a birthday cake and lit like a jewel at night, Casino de Montreal delivers plenty of casino goodness. And it does so at budget-friendly rates. If you’re after gambling, this Quebec-based establishment treats you with 3200 slots, a keno lounge and 115 tables.

But let’s assume you’re like most Canadians. And you look for more than slots when you visit a casino. In that case, you’ll like the wide array of restaurants and bars in this place. Just ensure you’re dressed to the occasion: business or business casual.

Casino Rama Resort

Planning a trip to Ontario? Add Orillia’s Casino Rama Resort to your list of places to check out. It’s one of the best-rated gambling locations in Canada and for valid reasons. First, it features all-suite luxurious hotel rooms.

Then it’s an entertainment haven with 2200+ slot machines, 60 tables and a 5000-seat theater. If you need a break, you can check out one of eight restaurants in the area or shop at three boutiques in the mall.

But perhaps the best reason to visit Casino Rama is that it has a friendly environment. The staff is kind and welcoming. The WiFi is free and fast while room service is unmatched.

River Cree Resort and Casino

River Cree Resort and Casino is one of the most well-known hotels in Edmonton. It’s located a few miles close to the airport and not too far from downtown. As a result, it’s frequented by a lot of people visiting Edmonton for business or entertainment.

That said, River Cree features a fully-fledged casino. So, whether you’re after slots, bingo or poker, it’s an excellent time to play your favorite games. Alternatively, you could spend your time in the pool, fitness center or one of two hockey rinks.

Hard Rock Casino Vancouver

Located on an 80,000 sq. piece of land, the Hard Rock Casino is the largest gaming establishment in British Columbia. It has an elegant gaming floor graced by 1000+ slots, 70 tables and a few high-limit rooms.

Although the Hard Rock is heavily invested in casino gaming, it also provides alternatives forms of entertainment. For example, it hosts music artists, comedians and performance artists every month. It also features a handful of top-rated restaurants and bars.

Casino Nova Scotia

Halifax's waterfront by night.

Halifax’s waterfront by night.

Established in 2000, Casino Nova Scotia is located on the waterfront, just where you get excellent views of the Atlantic Ocean.  In the gambling floors, Casino Nova Scotia has both low and high-limits games.

Of course, slots are generally cheap and flexible. So, you can bet as little as ten cents to as high as $100 per spin. There are 500 machines to choose from. And then there’s a crown room to play high roller, blackjack, roulette and poker.

Besides casino entertainment, you can also get accommodation, food and drinks. You can book rooms at Halifax Marriot Harbourfront Hotel—located on the same building. When it comes to foods, you can find culinary options inside the casino or restaurants in the same building.

River Rock Casino Resort

River Rock is the only 4-Diamond casino in British Columbia. For clarity, that’s a big deal—it’s one of the best casinos in West Canada. That said, it’s located in Richmond next to the Fraser River and provides amazing city and waterfront views. Of course, you could also visit Richmond City since it’s a 10-minute drive.

But once you’re in the River Rock casino, you’ll probably not want to leave soon. For starters, you get treated to a king-sized bed or two queen-sized beds. Then there’s a pool with waterslide, a Starbucks, food court and lots of dining options. What’s more, there’s a spacious gaming floor jam-packed with slots and table games.

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