Enjoy the ultimate night out at one of these top Ontario casinos

Enjoy the ultimate night out at one of these top Ontario casinos

For sophisticated fun, you just can’t beat a night at the casino. Some of the most exclusive hotspots such as Monte Carlo, Macao and Singapore would not have half the allure if it wasn’t for the casinos that have made them famous and proved to be a beacon for the rich and famous.

But to enjoy that casino experience, there is no need to jet off to far-flung places. The growth of the online casino sector has driven more people than ever to try out the real thing, and as a result, Ontario’s casino scene is booming like never before. If you’ve yet to try it, now is the time to pull out your tuxedo or your favourite cocktail dress and head off to explore one of the following venues.

Fallsview Resort

Its amazing location and views overlooking Horseshoe Falls mean the Fallsview Casino Resort is an experience that’s not to be missed. With more than 3,000 slot machines and around 100 gaming tables, Fallswood could challenge Vegas in terms of size, and while the jackpots on offer cannot quite compete with those available from online casinos, there is nevertheless the chance to come away with some significant wins.

However, that is only part of what the resort has to offer. When you add a 374-room hotel, in excess of 20 dining options a spa and even a 1,500 capacity theatre, you begin to understand why this resort attracts visitors from across the globe.

Casino du Lac-Leamy

Strictly speaking, this is actually in Quebec, but it doesn’t get much closer to your doorstep than this. The Casino du Lac-Leamy is located in Gatineau, just across the Ottawa River and is a 10 minute drive from downtown Ottawa.

It is a traditional casino with almost 2,000 slots and more than 60 gaming tables to choose from. You will find there are all the James Bond favourites, including baccarat, poker, blackjack and roulette.

If you want to spend your winnings on some fine dining, look no further than Le Baccara. This gourmet restaurant is attached to the casino and is one of only a handful in Canada that has been awarded Five Diamond status.

Rideau Carleton Raceway and Casino

If you’d like to mix an evening at the casino with a day at the races, this is the place for you. Located in Gloucester, Ontario, you will find more than 1,000 slot machines and all the usual table games. There is an edgier vibe to the place than at traditional casinos, and it attracts a youthful clientele.

The casino recently announced a partnership with the Hard Rock brand, meaning it will soon be known as the Hard Rock Casino. Expect plenty more announcements over the coming months, as this is a venue that is likely to host some of the hottest music and entertainment events in Ontario.

Shorelines Casino Thousand Islands

Located on the northern banks of Lake Ontario, the Shorelines Casino is in a beautiful setting, while being conveniently located within easy reach of Kingston. There are frequent promotions that attract new players, and the casino’s tagline that it is the place where Ontario comes to play could not be more accurate. There are more that 500 slots available, and there’s something to satisfy everyone, from the one cent variety right up to high limit options with eye-watering jackpots. You will also find both traditional table games and some slightly more unusual ones, such as Crazy Four Poker and Mini Baccarat.

The Windward restaurant has an extensive menu, and the focus is on providing good value fare, with an ever changing selection of $10 specials.