Ontario is the ranking Canadian province for gross gaming revenue (GGR). In fact, without Ontario's contribution, Canada's casino industry is only a shadow of itself. Dramatic growth has taken place in Ontario, thanks largely to privatization initiatives by the Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corporation in 2018. This led to a lucrative joint venture between Clairvest and Gateway Casinos. According to extensive industry analysis by Fantini Research, the province of Ontario generated (in thousands) C$7,445,281 in 2017, up 12.06% from 2016 at C$6,644,208. These figures are particularly impressive when viewed against the backdrop of Canada's overall GGR for 2017 – C$17,303,771 (in thousands). Ontario province comprises 43.02% of all gambling take in Canada, and this is thanks to the best casinos in Ontario.

An extensive selection of world-class casinos peppers the landscape in Ontario. These include Shorelines Casino Belleville, Fallsview Casino Resort, OLG Slots at Woodbine Racetrack, Gateway Casino Point Edward, Gateway Casino Woodstock, Golden Eagle Charitable Casino & Entertainment Centre, Caesars Windsor Casino, Casino Niagara, OLG Casino Thunder Bay, and dozens of others. Industry analysis points to the fact that Ontario has some 71+ casinos, with many proposals in the works. Thanks to a thriving gambling industry, Ontario province boasts 30,171+ slot machine games and gaming machines, in addition to 760+ table games. Bets begin from as low as C$0.01 through C$5+ on slots and video gaming machines. Ontario is also home to a thriving pari-mutuel industry, across 45 cities in the province. Toronto boasts 4 resplendent casinos, all of which mimic Vegas-style charm, grandiosity, and elegance.


Shorelines Casino Belleville is located at 380 Bell Boulevard, Belleville Ontario. This casino opens its doors between the hours of 8 AM and 4 AM from Monday through Thursday, and 8 AM through 4 AM from Friday through Sunday. Shorelines Casino features an impressive array of 450+ slot machine games, including top-tier titles such as Diamond Storm. Table games include a rollicking selection of attractions such as Roulette, Blackjack, and Baccarat. Table games are available between 11 AM and 4 AM, with top games such as Mississippi Stud, 3 Card Poker, Spanish 21, Casino War, Blackjack, Ultimate Texas Hold'em, and Free Bet Blackjack. Dubbed the destination ‘Where Ontario Comes to Play’, shorelines Casino Belleville offers sumptuous dining, world-class gaming, and spectacular promotions.





Fallsview Casino Resort is ‘The Place You Want to Be’, with an incredible range of attractions to entice players. These include a 1,500-seat theatre with top performers headlining, 200,000 ft.² of casino space (the size of 3 football fields), table games, slots, and tournaments aplenty. The gaming at Fallsview Casino Resort offers scintillating entertainment around the clock. Players can enjoy 130 thrilling table games including Blackjack, Craps, Baccarat, Roulette, and more. As for slots, there are some 3,000 slot machine games waiting to be spun. These include games with bets as low as C$0.01 upwards of C$100 per spin. Fallsview Casino slot games include top-tier titles such as All-Star Poker™ 2, Playboy Girls of Canada, Rumble Rumble, Bonnie and Clyde, Sweet Skulls – Sweet Daybreak, Treasures of Troy, Lightning Link – High-Stakes & Sahara Gold, Full Service, Willie Wonka, Tetris, The Voice, Pac Man, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy and scores of others.


OLG Slots at Woodbine Racetrack is a fantastic venue for casino players. This Toronto-based casino features 100 table games, 3,500 slot machine games, 220 eTables, and 100+ stadium gaming attractions. A full range of added extras is available to secure a luxury experience, including parking and bus shuttle service, valet, complimentary services, wheelchair accessibility, and public transportation. Examples of popular table games include Let It Ride, Mississippi Stud Poker, High Card Flush, Caribbean Stud Poker, Three Card Poker, Casino War, 21+3 Blackjack, Spanish 21, and others. Slots games cover scores of titles such as Wheel of Fortune 3D, Sphinx 3D, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, and Sons of Anarchy. Electronic table games include Three Card Poker, Fortune Cup, Craps, and Blackjack.  


Gateway Casino Point Edward features slots and table games galore. This star-studded casino is located at 2000 Venetian Boulevard, Point Edward, Ontario. Its business hours are from 10 AM through 2 AM, Monday through Thursday, and 24-hours a day on Fridays and Saturdays. Table games include Roulette, Blackjack, Mississippi Stud Poker, and Spanish 21. There are some 494 slots games on the floor, with top titles like 88 Fortunes, Game King, Sphinx 3D, Wonder Woman, Gong Xi Fa Cai, Lock it Link, Buffalo Gold, Lightning Link and Fu Dao Le. Slots wagers begin at C$0.01 up to C$25.  My Club Rewards at the Gateway Casino include exclusive benefits for players with tier points allocated for real money play.


Gateway Casino Woodstock is located at 851 Nellis Street, Woodstock, Ontario. The casino’s operating hours run between 8 AM and 2 AM between Monday and Thursday. On Fridays and Saturdays the hours of operation are from 8 AM through 4 AM. On Sundays the casino’s operating hours return to normal from 8 AM through 2 AM. Featured slots games include Bonnie and Clyde, Double Diamond Free Game$, Dragons Gold, Golden Festival, Twin Fire, Ultra Stack Rising Dragon. Video poker games include Bonus Poker Deluxe, Double Double Bonus, Deuces Wild, and other attractions. Gateway Casino Woodstock offers a wide range of sumptuous dining options, from takeout to cordon bleu. 


Golden Eagle Charitable Casino & Entertainment Centre features 3 table games and 7,500 square ft of gaming space. The bingo arena features 435 seats with doors opening at 6 PM. There are 3 Keno table games available to players. This Native American Charitable Casino is located on Golf Course Road Kenora, Ontario. Dining options include the Concession Stand and the Restaurant with buffet and full menu options. 


Caesars Windsor Casino is a spectacular casino and hotel resort in Ontario. This ritzy locale is located at 377 Riverside Drive East, McDougall Avenue and Pitt Street in Windsor, Ontario.  Casino table games include high limit attractions where players can enjoy maximum bets of C$15,000 on Baccarat and Pai Gow, C$25,000 on Blackjack and C$50,000 on Craps. Top games in the casino include Blazing 7’s, Baccarat, Caribbean Stud Poker, Let It Ride, Pai Gow Poker, and Roulette. Progressive jackpot slots include Titan 360, Nexus Progressive, Silver & Gold, Red Hot Jackpot, Hot Shots, Bad Beat Poker, and Tournament Bad Beat Poker.  Caesars Windsor Casino has been named Best Hotel for 18 consecutive years, and Best of 2018 with Casino Player Magazine. Top restaurants include The Colosseum Food Station, Pronto Café, Market Buffet, Legends Sports Bar, and Neros Steakhouse. With its 10,000 ft.² atrium, and 758 guest rooms, this is the venue to be. There are 14 tables in the poker room, plenty of electronic slot machine games, and casino gaming tables available to players.


Casino Niagara is a sprawling paradise of fun and games. It sits snugly on 95,000 square feet and features 2 floors of incredible entertainment. Players can enjoy C$0.01 slots and C$5.00 slot machine games. With 1,300 slots spread across 2 floors, players are spoiled for choice with top titles like Lightning Link, Rumble Rumble, The Simpsons, Dragon Link Series, Monopoly Millionaire, and All Star Poker II. There are some 350 progressive jackpot slot games available too. Players can also soak up the fun at the tables with several dozen top-tier table games. These include Mississippi Stud, High Card Flush, Three Card Poker, Nexus Progressive, Five Card Bonus Hand, Roulette, Spanish 21, Casino War, Blackjack, and Blackjack Switch. Casino Niagara dining options include the Market Buffet, Perks Café, and Lev2L Sports Bar & Entertainment. 


Gateway Casinos’ Thunder Bay venue is a beautiful resort for casino fans. Located at 50 Cumberland Street, South Thunder Bay, Ontario, this casino is open daily from 9 AM to 4 AM, 7 days a week. Players get to enjoy complimentary non-alcoholic beverages, and on-site parking. OLG Casino Thunder Bay gaming options include top slots like Bonnie and Clyde, Ultra Stack Rising Dragon, Golden Festival, Twin Fire, and Double Diamonds. The Getaway restaurant is a great place for a snack and beverage, in between thrilling slots and table game sessions at the casino.

These are but a handful of the many incredible casinos showcased in Ontario, Canada. As the gaming epicenter of Canada, Ontario is home to a star-studded lineup of hotel and casino resorts, featuring hundreds of table games and tens of thousands of slots. With billions of dollars generated in GGR annually, Ontario ranks atop the pile as Canada's #1 gambling province!