Gambling in Canada expanded in leaps and bounds during the 1990’s.
Canada now boasts 59 casinos and 70 racetrack/slots venues in 7 provinces and NWT.
Provincial governments oversee gaming in each of the participating provinces.
The legal gambling age is 19 years of age. I suggest you call ahead for casino hours and location.
All information is correct at time of writing, but may change.
Casino Nova Scotia operates two locations in Halifax, 1983 Upper Water St. on the waterfront-Purdy’s Wharf and Sydney.
All casinos have a dress code (no jeans), and no gratuities are accepted.
Casino Montreal: 1, Avenue du Casino, Montreal in Parc Des Iles. Nuance – 5 star restaurant.
Casino de Hull: 1, Blvd. du Casino, Hull. Across the river from Ottawa, Canada’s capital city.
Contact Ontario Casino Corp. 416-326-0076 for current updates.
Charity Casinos: Four locations. All use The Winners Circle players card.
Brantford: 40 Icomm Drive, Brantford. Located 55 miles southwest of Toronto in downtown Brantford, ON. This celestial themed casino has a gift shop, a liquor license, Meteor Bar lounge and dining at the Cosmic Diner cafeteria. Open 24 hours.
Thunder Bay: 50 Cumberland St. S., Thunder Bay. Location: On the north shore of Lake Superior in Thunder Bay, ON. The area is rich in the history of mining, marine and fur trading. A sea faring themed casino of more than 14,000 square feet.
Point Edward: 2000 Venetian Blvd., Point Edward. Location: Ten blocks from Sarnia, Ont. near the Bluewater Bridge on the St. Clair River. Indoor sights of a ship’s hull, saltwater aquarium and glass bridge add to this nautical themed casino.
Casino Sault Ste. Marie: 30 Bay St. W., Sault Ste. Marie. Location: Northern Ontario approx. 400 miles north of Toronto. Great hunting and fishing in this area.
Eighteen racetracks have placed more than 9000 slots as per the provincial plan in partnership with the Ontario Lottery & Gaming Commission.
VLT’s available in many bars throughout Manitoba. Two of the best are:
Club Regent: 1425 Regent W., Winnipeg.
McPhillips Stn.: 484 McPhillips St., Winnipeg.
Casino Regina: Union Station, 1880 Saskatchewan Dr. is this province’s premiere casino.
Casinos offer regular slots rather than VLT’s.
Edmonton is Canada’s fastest growing gaming city, and Casino Yellowhead is its jewel.
Home to the world’s largest shopping/entertainment complex – West Edmonton Mall.
Casino Yellowhead: Yellow Head Trail at 153rd St. located in the West Edmonton Mall.
At 73,500 sq. ft, Yellowhead is the largest casino in western Canada.
Great Canadian Casinos operates several casinos in BC.
Most locations offer these table games: Blackjack, Roulette, Mini-Baccarat, Red Dog, Let It Ride, Caribbean Stud Poker, Sic Bo, Texas Hold ‘Em, Seven-Card Stud Poker and slots.
Each casino is centrally located in large municipalities and offers currency exchange,food and beverage service, wheel chair accessibility and nearby public transportation.
Western Canada Lottery Corporation works in conjunction with the provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and territory of Yukon and Sport North Lottery Authority.
There are no taxes paid on lottery or casino winnings in Canada.
Being Canadian and born in Toronto, the research for this information was a labour (Canadian spelling) of love.