Well lit entrance to a casino resort

Try your luck at these iconic Ontario casinos

Well lit entrance to a casino resort

If you’re a casual gambler, there are options for you. If you’re a serious gamer who plans on winning, there are options for you, too! Try your luck at these iconic Ontario casinos on your next holiday.

Casino Niagara

Come for the live music and stay for the more than 1,300 slot machines and 30 tables. Casino Niagara is notable for its wide range of games and welcoming atmosphere. You’re right on the water, too, so don’t forget to take a short walk to the falls when you need to give Lady Luck a chance to recharge.

Location: Niagara Falls

Fallsview Casino Resort

Fallsview Casino is even closer to the falls than neighbouring Casino Niagara down the street and nestled right in the heart of the Niagara Falls entertainment district. Packed with 3,000 slot machines and 130 gaming tables, there’s plenty of room to find your sweet spot, all with close proximity to town and tons of entertainment within a few minutes’ walk of the casino doors.

Location: Niagara Falls

Caesars Windsor Hotel & Casino

Find Las Vegas glam just across the Detroit River in Windsor, Ontario. True to the Caesars brand, a visit here offers the full hotel and casino experience, from gaming to entertainment in addition to fine dining, shopping and luxury accommodations — all on an iconic riverfront setting.  

Location: Windsor

Elements Casinos

With four locations in Southern Ontario, Elements Casino is the ideal choice for gamers who want a less touristy experience. These casinos split slot machines and table games by floor, so you can really focus on the type of game you want to play. The wide variety of games on offer include state-of-the-art technology like simulcast horse racing, too, making Elements a favourite of Ontario casino-goers. 

Locations: Brantford, Grand River, Mohawk & Flamboro

Shorelines Casinos

With four locations in close proximity to popular Southeastern Ontario destinations, Shorelines Casinos have become destinations unto themselves. Each location has slot machines and table games available, and it’s easy to see why these are the go-to casinos for regular gamers who know exactly what they’re looking for – plus you can build up rewards at each of the locations. 

Locations: Peterborough, Belleville, Kawartha Downs & Thousand Islands

Rideau Carleton Casino

Rideau Carleton Casino, the future home of Ontario’s first Hard Rock Casino, is definitively a must-see on your Ottawa itinerary. With live horse racing, table games, and thousands of slot machines, this casino has everything to make a happy gambler. Whether you want to sit at the tables for hours, or simply play a few slots and then catch some live music, Rideau Carleton Casino has it all. Don’t miss out on the various dining experiences, like the upscale Clubhouse restaurant or the casual coffeehouse. Drinks at the Rendez-vous Lounge are a must-do, too.

Location: Ottawa

Gateway Casinos

Gateway Casinos are dotted all over Ontario, with 12 casinos from north to south and points in between. Gateway is known for its slot machines, but you can also find table games at many of its locations. 

Location: Multiple Locations

Casino Rama Resort

This gorgeous casino, hotel, spa, and entertainment centre is the flashiest place to play slots in all of Ontario. The elegant exterior gives way to an upscale entryway, a highly rated hotel, and of course, a state-of-the-art casino floor. The grounds are filled with impressive landscape architecture, and the interior is decorated to the nines. The casino itself includes plenty of options for slots and table games. You don’t have to worry about getting bored, though, with the pool and spa, restaurants, and live music to choose from. 

Location: Orillia

Great Blue Heron Casino & Hotel

The charming town of Port Perry on the shores of Lake Scugog is home to one of Ontario’s hidden gem casino resorts. Slots, table games, dining and a brand-new hotel onsite will keep players busy and comfortable. 

Location: Port Perry

Pickering Casino Resort

The newest jewel in Ontario’s casino scene, with over 2,000 slot machines, 100 live table games and over 100 more live dealer stadium gaming terminals, this is just the first phase in the grander Durham Live development just east of Toronto. A 2,500-seat live entertainment venue and luxury hotel are part of the next phase. 

Location: Pickering

Casino Woodbine

High limit slots and table games, alongside thoroughbred horse racing, attract throngs of players to Toronto’s west-end entertainment mecca. Check out the Slot Lounge, featuring the latest machines, a private bar, high-definition TVs and the highest standards in customer service. 

Location: Toronto 


From casual casino chains to boutique gambling experiences, there’s something for everyone when it comes to Ontario casinos. No matter where you go, you’ll never be too far from a casino — so make sure to save some extra cash for your next trip to one of these iconic Ontario gambling spots.

Last updated: September 13, 2023

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