Toronto Mike

Top 5 Casinos in and Around Toronto

Okay, nobody is ever going to mistake Toronto for Las Vegas, but  that doesn’t mean we don’t have plenty of high-stakes nightlife on offer here.  In fact, considering our size and population, Toronto and the GTA has a pretty  good number of high-quality casinos all within relatively easy reach, each with  its own particular specialities and appeal.

Perhaps the one thing that’s missing here in Toronto that some other  cities in Canada have is a downtown casino. There’s been plenty of plans put  forward to make this happen, but proposals keep getting rejected by the  Council. However, the casino scene is still set to grow around the GTA, with  big plans in place to redevelop and expand Woodbine Racetrack and Great Blue  Heron charity casino, and to build a new casino either at Ajax or Pickering.

For people who aren’t within easy access of the GTA, or any of the other major Canadian cities with  casinos like Montreal or Vancouver, sites like Bestcasinoscanada have plenty of  info about online casinos that do accept Canadian players, so if you’re in the  mood for some gaming action but can’t get to one of the casinos listed here,  check out the online alternatives.

But for anyone new to Toronto, or who hasn’t previously been tempted  to try their luck, here we go – in no particular order, my five favourite  Toronto casinos and why I rate them.

Best Casino for Slots – Casino Rama

Casino Rama has one of the best selection of slots of all the  casinos in Toronto, with more than 2,500 different games to choose from.  There’s plenty of table games too, like roulette, craps and blackjack, as well  a great live entertainment program. Go all in and treat yourself to a stay in  one of the luxury suites in the resort.

5899 Rama Road
 Rama, ON L3V 6H6
 Phone: 705-329-3325
 Open 24/7

Best Casino for Sports Betting –  Casino Niagara

The Sports Centre at Casino Niagara is one of the best places to  take in all your favourite sports in comfort. In the plush lounge with 26 huge  HD screens, you can make parlay bets on football, hockey, baseball and college  basketball, and it’s open until 1am most days. You can also play slots and  table games and, if you’re going all that way, you should at least set aside  some time to check out Niagara Falls.

5705 Falls Ave
 Niagara Falls, ON L2E 6T3
 Phone: 1 (888) 325-5788
 Open 24/7

Best Casino for Live Racing – Woodbine  Racetrack

There’s a year round program of live harness and thoroughbred racing  at Woodbine Racetrack, which is the venue for some of Canada’s major races  (visit Ontario Racing to find out more about horse racing in the province). Set for a major revamp  and expansion, there are more than 2.500 slots to play here, along with virtual  table games and an electronic poker room.

555 Rexdale Boulevard
 Toronto, ON M9W  5L1
 Phone: 416-675-1101
 Open 24/7

Best Casino for Entertainment –  Fallsview Casino

There are more than 250 shows a year at Fallsview Casino, featuring  big-name Canadian and international acts in a 1,500-seat theatre where you’re  never far from the action. There’s also a huge selection of more than 3,000  slots, as well as table games and Canada’s biggest poker room. A lot of top casinos in Toronto for real money that operate online look up to the Fallsview Casino as a great example of entertainment concept.

6380 Fallsview Blvd
 Niagara Falls, ON L2G
 Phone: 1 (888) 325-5788
 Open 24/7

Best Charity Casino – Great Blue Heron  Casino

Great Blue Heron Casino is owned and operated by Mississaugas of  Scugog Island First Nation, and profits go to local and national charities.  Located in picturesque Port Perry, there are more than 500 slots and 60 table  games to enjoy, along with a regular program of poker tournaments.

21777 Island Road
 Port Perry, ON L9L 1B6
 Phone: 1-905-985-4888
 Open 24/7

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