Canada sits on top of the United States, and its cities, such as Calgary, Toronto and Vancouver, regularly top the “Top 10 Best Places to Live” lists. The online casino industry can trace it roots back to this great country- the Kahnawake Mohawk Territory in Quebec was the first jurisdiction in the world to regulate the interactive gambling market. Who wouldn’t want to live in Vancouver?
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Best Casinos in Canada
If you live in Canada, and are looking for a good land based casino, you have some top venue to head to. We have listed our favourite bricks and mortar casinos below.
Casino de Montreal Let’s head to Quebec first, and take a look at the Casino de Montreal resort which lies on the Ile Notre-Dame opposite the Old Port of Montreal, the Casino de Montreal has 5 floors and is located in the French Pavilion, which was constructed for Expo’67. It has more than 3,000 slot machines and 100 tables, with lots of poker on offer too in a separate section where you can play in their Texas Hold’em tournaments.
Casino Niagara If you are heading to Canada from the south, you’ll probably want to take in the Niagara Falls in Ontario. There’s also a big casino here: the Casino Niagara. It is 95,000 square feet big and boasts around 1,500 slots and 40 gaming tables with blackjack, roulette and baccarat all covered. There is also a Poker Room here.
River Rock Casino Resort. If you are in the Western side of this big country, you might want to head over British Columbia way and try out the River Rock Casino in Richmond. This gambling palace has 70,000 square feet, 900 slot machines, a poker room and a VIP room. There’s plenty of entertainment as well.
St. Eugene Golf Resort Casino If you like your golf and your casino games, you might want to head for the St. Eugene Golf Resort Casino in Cranbrook, B.C. They have around 240 slot machines, plus roulette and other table games, lottery games, and Off-Track Betting. This is the self styled “Casino of the Rockies”!
There is a good selection of traditional and video roulette here.
Fly Over of the St. Eugene Golf Resort Casino
Is Online Gambling Legal in Canada?
Well, we all know that online gambling is only recently been licensed across the border in the USA in a number of States including Delaware, New Jersey and Nevada. The US market is opening up (very) slowly to online gambling, but what’s the story in neighbouring Canada?
It appears that Canadians take a more relaxed view on the subject. As far as we know, there are no laws written, that specifically outlaw or allow online gambling. It’s in a “grey area”, particularly when we talk about online casinos based overseas that accept bets from Canadians.
Nobody playing in Canada has ever been prosecuted. Canadian provinces are reluctant to push against such a strong tide and have even been opening their own online casinos.
Plus you have to remember that lots of online casinos are licensed and regulated in Canada by the Kahnawake Gaming Commission in Quebec. The Kahnawake Gaming Commission has been an online casino licensing jurisdiction since 1999 – longer than other famous jurisdictions like Gibraltar, Malta and Alderney. To get a licence from Kahnawake, the online casino must be located on Kahnawake land, thus on Canadian soil.