Casinos in Ontario

For the responsible gamer and a special occasion, a trip to the casino can be an exciting way to relax, have fun and enjoy top-quality entertainment and dining. If you are relocating to the province, you may be interested in trying your luck at one of the acclaimed casinos in Ontario.

In Ontario, all aboriginal casinos, commercial casinos, slot machines, and other forms of gambling fall under the jurisdiction of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG). OLG has a mission to provide entertainment that is both efficient and responsible.  Profits go to supporting provincial hospitals, charities, amateur athletics, gambling addiction prevention services, and to support local economies.

First off, remember, when it’s important to enjoy casinos in Ontario responsibly!

  • Don’t consider gambling a way to make quick cash. Instead think of it as an occasional form of entertainment.
  • Set an amount you can afford to lose and don’t go over it.
  • Don’t chase your losses.
  • Set a time limit and a money limit.
  • Gamble when you’re in a good mood only, never when you’re depressed or angry.
  • Gambling shouldn’t be your only hobby! Balance it with other Activities.

For more information on responsible enjoyment of casinos in Ontario, visit the Responsible Gambling Council.


Here’s a look at some of the most exciting and popular casinos in Ontario: 

Casino Niagara:

5705 Falls Ave., Niagara Falls, ON, L2E 6T3, 1-888-325-5788

Located nearby to the breathtaking Niagara Falls, Casino Niagara is a thrilling addition to any weekend getaway to the area. Entertainment ranges from 1,300 slot machines and classic table games like Blackjack and Let It Ride, to free Legends of Rock and Roll love performances, comedy at Yuk Yuk’s every friday and Saturday followed by free live music from rockin’ local bands.  When you’ve worked up an appetite, dine at Lucky’s Steakhouse, Market Buffet, Perks Cafe or Quench Bar.

Fallsview Casino Resort:

6380 Fallsview Blvd., PO Box 300, Niagara Falls, ON, L2G 7X5, 1-888-325-5788.
Another fabulous Niagara Falls casino options, the Fallsview Casino Resort has it all. When it comes to entertainment, you’ll fine headliners with true star quality, like Ringo Starr, Kelly Clarkson, Jay Leno, and much much more. There’s about 250 shoes each year, and they are full-scale productions with singers, dancers, fabulous sets and more. Gamers will enjoy 200,000 quire feet of casino gaming with everything from slots to table games and even a special poker room, that’s always a hit.  Dining options range from Italian and Asian fine food to Bars, lounges and Delis. The hotel also fears a relaxing and luxurious spa.


Caesars Windsor:

377 Riverside Drive East, Windsor, Ontario N9A 7H7, 1-800-991-7777

One of four casinos in the Detroit-Windsor Area and operated by Caesars Entertainment, Caesars Windsor boasts table games from Blackjack to Craps. There’s never a dull moment at the slots (both real and video poker), which have a wide range of jackpots, or in the Caesars Windsor Poker Room, which holds daily and monthly Texas Hold’em tournaments.  To add to the fun, at the Legends Sports Bar, you can wager on all the live sports games from around the globe.  Events range from comedians like Brian Regan to musical numbers like ZZ TOP and Diana Ross.


Additionally, there are six exciting OLG operated casinos in Ontario! Here’s a look at each one. 


OLG Great Blue Heron Casino:

21777 Island Road, Port Perry, Ontario, L9L 1B6, (905) 985-4888 or 1-888-294-376

Just an hour northeast of Toronto, this unique casino has 539 slot machines and sixty game tables including Roulette, Spanish 21, Blackjack, Mississippi Stud, Texas Hold’em Bonus Poker and more. This intimate yet invigorating casino has lots of fine dining options. Satisfy your hunger at the Water’s Edge Buffet (all-you-can-eat with seafood on the weekends!), Lucky Stone Bar and Grill, or Quickbites.

OLG Casino Branford:

40 Icomm Drive, Brantford, Ontario N3S 7S9, (519) 752-5004 or 1-888-694-6946

Located nearby to Toronto, this casino is heavy on the slot machine action, with 540 machines. It also features 56 game tables and a new poker room with 14 Texas Hold’em poker tables. While you’re there,  savor a delicious meal at the Getaway Restaurant, that serves a full menu including sandwiches, steaks, fish, pasta, burgers and an all-day breakfast array.

OLG Casino Point Edward:

2000 Venetian Boulevard, Point Edward, Ontario N7T 8G4, (519) 383-7770 or 1-888-394-6244

The Point Edward Casino features more than 450 slot machines from $.01 to $5. Some of it’s most popular machines include Goliath Dragon’s Way, Buffalo and Quick Hits. You can also try your hand at more than 20 table games that range from $5 to $100, and include Caribbean Stud Poker, Blackjack, Three Card Poker, Roulette and more. If you get hungry while visiting, the Getaway Restaurant offers the same greats eats that you’ll find at the Branford location.


OLG Casino Sault Ste. Marie:

30 Bay Street West, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario P6A 7A6, (705) 759-0100 or 1-800-826-8946

Here’s an exciting casino with some of the newest slot machines in Ontario. as well as 11 gaming tables like High Card Flash, Mississippi Stud and Ultimate Texas Hold’em. Some of it’s most popular slot machines include Battleship, Rolling Stones, and 1 cent Wheel of Fortune. If you get hungry while visiting, the Getaway Restaurant offers the same greats eats that you’ll find at the Branford location.

OLG Casino Thousand Islands:

380 Highway 2, Gananoque, Ontario K7G 2V4, (613) 382-6800 or 1-866-266-8422

Open 24/7, this 480-slot machine casino also features three table games including Blackjack, Texas Hold’em Poker, and Roulette. It regularly hosts poker tournaments, and also has a Getaway Restaurant with the same many as OLG’s other casino locations.

From all of us at, happy gaming!


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