The Weekender's Casino Guide to Niagara Falls
Between Casino Niagara and Fallsview Casino Resort, you’ll be delighted at the lively gaming action you can pack into a fun weekend visit, plus all the dining, attractions and spectacular views you’d expect from Ontario’s top casino destination.
Saturday at Casino Niagara
For your first day trying to win over lady luck, we recommend you start with the massive, two-floor Casino Niagara.
In the centre of downtown Niagara Falls at 5705 Falls Avenue, this casino destination is within easy access to hotels, restaurants, and of course, the mighty falls themselves.
Warm up with one of Casino Niagara’s 1,300 slot machines located on both floors of the casino. This is your go-to for slots and video poker games, including over 350 progressive slot machines. Betting denominations range from pennies to $5, so they’re perfect for beginners.
Take a break with one of Casino Niagara’s three interactive gaming opportunities – Golden Tee golfing, Silver Strike bowling, and PowerPutt mini-golfing. These games range from the casual to prize play, so you can keep your winning streak going even after you’ve left the casino floor. Interactive gaming is located in LEV2L Sports Bar & Entertainment on the second floor of Casino Niagara.
If you’re looking to bet larger sums, head to the second floor for table games and poker. All skill levels, from beginner to professional, are welcome. Casino Niagara is the only place in Niagara Falls where you can play poker, so plan accordingly if you want to flex your poker skills.
Casino Niagara has 40 tables with a variety of games including Mississippi Stud, Roulette, Blackjack and Baccarat. They even have state-of-the-art electronic game tables where you can get the feel of a live dealer with the ease of an electronic betting terminal. Dynasty electronic table games are available for Baccarat, Blackjack, Roulette, and Sic Bo.
If you prefer a more traditional table, Blackjack is one of their most popular table games, so prepare to be up against a lot of competition. Or try Spanish 21, a fast-paced version of Blackjack.
The Poker Room is open 24 hours a day and features a grand view of the falls and 26 poker tables, including Three Card Poker or Texas Hold’em. Tables are open to high and low bets, so you can join in regardless of your budget, however the Texas Hold’em jackpot grows to six figures on the regular.
You’ll need to fuel up between gaming sessions. LEV2L Sports Bar serves all the pub style favourites, from nachos and wings to pizza and burgers. You can also pick up light snacks, sandwiches and beverages, including gourmet coffee and tea from Perks Café.
Sunday at Fallsview Casino Resort
Whether you’re staying the night at Fallsview Casino Resort or one of the neighbouring hotels like the Sheraton Fallsview, Crowne Plaza Fallsview or the Hilton Niagara Falls, you’ll want to finish your weekend off gaming at this knockout property.
Located at 6380 Fallsview Boulevard, Fallsview Casino Resort is the largest gaming resort in Canada, and the energy is palpable. Almost 20,000 square metres of gaming floor is buzzing with over 3,000 slot machines, 130 table games, and of course, stunning views of the Niagara Falls.
Where Casino Niagara excels with poker, Fallsview excels with slot, bet anything from one cent to $100. Fallsview has both reel and video reel slot machines, as well as progressive slots and video poker machines suitable for both novices looking to spin a few reels and accomplished gamblers wanting to win it big at a favourite game.
And although Fallsview doesn’t host Texas Hold’em, it shouldn’t be overlooked as a great spot for table games, either. Play Blackjack, Roulette or Baccarat, as well as new takes like Pai Gow Tiles, Casino War and Free Bet Blackjack. Play against the dealer or against pay tables.
Know Your Limit & Play Within It
Make informed choices about the games you love to play and play responsibly. Spot the signs of problem gambling and take advantage of the free resources and support offered by Ontario’s Responsible Gambling education program.
Last updated: October 13, 2021