Canadian Local Gambling Scene

Author Tom Wilson


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Casinos in Canada

Canadians love their casinos. With more than 56,000 slot machines and 2,000 table games spread across more than 200 legally-operating brick and mortar casinos, the Canadian gambling scene is extremely vibrant and highly profitable for its operators (total gambling industry turnover in Canada is more than CAD 13m each year).

Stats from 2009 reveal that the average wager per Canadian adult were CAD $500 a year, and that does not include winning. There are 135,000 people employed in this mega-industry, which is only growing with time.

Although the main focus of this website is online casinos for Canadians, we thought it would be appropriate to cover some of the more popular gambling destinations for Canucks:

Vancouver And British Columbia Casinos

8 casinos covered among them 3 of the countries most recognizable household names: Hastings, Edgewater and Hard Rock.

Toronto And Ontario Casinos

4 casinos covered, among them the world famous Niagara casino, which is supposedly the most “touristic” casino in Canada.

Montreal And Quebec Casinos

3 casinos covered, among them Casino de Montreal – North America’s largest casino.

Casinos by province

Sportsbetting by province

Top 10 Land Based Casinos in Canada

For an overview of the best 10 casinos in all of Canada you can read our recommended list here.

Online Poker in Canada

guylalibertePoker, and particularly Texas Holdem, peaked in popularity around the same time as it did in the USA. The trend started with  Chris Moneymaker winning the 2003 WSOP Main Event, and it was particularly geared towards online gambling which exploded. With the 2006 UIEGA law  making online gambling illegal in the States and the Pokerstars/Full Tilt domain seized in 2011, more and more full-time gamblers have moved to Canada, knowing it is quite friendly from the legal perspective. Canada has launched a number of well know poker players as you can see here.

Watch videos about the Canadian Gambling Scene

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Canadian Gambling Addiction

Some of the world’s most famous researches about gambling addictions have been conducted in Canada. A paper released by reveals that more than 3% of all Canadians have a serious gambling addiction, while more than 2% of all adulecents in the ages of 15 to 24 moderately gamble. Saskatchewan and Manitoba are the most gambling-oriented provinces with higher percentage of gambling adults and higher percentage of addicts. It is important to gamble responsibley and you can learn how to do that using our guide.

Author Tom Wilson

Chief editor and creator, Tom drives the direction of with the goal to provide the best and most honest resource for online gambling enthusiasts in Canada

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