History of Casino Niagara in Canada
Casino Niagara opened in 1996 on the former site of the Maple Leaf Village Amusement Park. When the casino launched, it was originally planned as a temporary facility. A quarter of a century later, it is still going strong in the same location.
The casino was only the second to open in Ontario and was the first in the province to feature electronic roulette. In 2017, Casino Niagara completed a renovation at the cost of $7 million. As of 2019, Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment took over the day-to-day running of the casino.
Casino games at Niagara Falls Casino
Within the huge slot range, there is a mix of classic and modern games. They include a range of denominations. More than 350 of the 1,300 slots feature large progressive jackpots. They include many of the best-known slot titles from providers such as Aristocrat, IGT and Scientific Games.
Multiple video poker games are also available. They include favourites like Jacks or Better and Deuces Wild.
Here are some popular games that are featured on Casino Niagara’s website and social media pages:
- Lightning Link: A series of linked games from Aristocrat that share a hold and spin bonus feature. Multiple themes are available with their own free spins bonuses, in addition to the progressive jackpot feature.
- Dragon Link: Enjoy Autumn Moon, Golden Century, Happy and Prosperous and Panda Magic in a series just like Lightning Link but with themes inspired by Asia. Hold and spin jackpot features are where you can win the big money progressives.
- James Bond Goldfinger: This multimedia slot is based on the iconic movies and features 007’s Aston Martin and the gadgets of Q. The game includes a bonus wild feature, free games and a wheel bonus with credit prizes, as well as progressive jackpots.
- Monopoly Hotshot: Based on the classic board game, in this game you can be awarded spins of the mini reels, which open the door to the three progressive jackpots. Win the largest, and you can be building your own houses and hotels.
- Lord of the Rings — Rule Them All: Based on the epic book and movie trilogy, this game has features starring many of the iconic characters: Gollum credit prizes, Shelob wilds, Balrog multipliers and Uruk-hai multiple reels.
There are nine table games available, including a series of casino poker variations. Classics such as blackjack and roulette have multiple rules/stakes options. Here is a list of the current games:
- Blackjack Switch
- Casino War
- Spanish 21
- High card flush
- Mississippi stud
- Three card poker
- Nexus Progressive, Five Card Bonus Hand
Alongside the standard table games, you can also enjoy electronic games. These are “Dynasty” games — which mix electronic betting with a live dealer/host. You can enjoy both Dynasty Blackjack and Dynasty Baccarat at Casino Niagara.
Casino Niagara poker room
The poker room has 26 tables and is open 24 hours a day. This is one of the best-regarded and biggest rooms in the area. It features a spectacular view of the falls and offers both high- and low-limit cash games. There is a busy regular tournament schedule, and the room also hosts regular poker tournament events with bigger buy-in games.
Sports betting at Casino Niagara
You can enjoy sports betting at the cashier’s cage, which is located on level three beside the PAC (Players Advantage Club) desk. Here you can place the following four-bet types across football, baseball, hockey, and college basketball:
- Over/under or totals bets
- Point spread
- Straight bets with match odds
- Prop bets
In line with Canadian sports betting laws, you will need to bet on a minimum of two outcomes.
Players Advantage Club rewards program
The Players Advantage Club is a loyalty program that rewards you based on your play — head to the booth on level three to sign up.
Membership is free, and you earn points every time you play. For every $20 coin-in at the slots, you earn one loyalty point, and when you have 100 points you can redeem them for $10 in cash back.
As well as the cash-back rewards, there are many other benefits, and they increase as you move through the five levels. Members start with the standard blue Players Advantage Club card. As you accumulate points, you move through gold and platinum levels. Having reached platinum, you could then be invited into premium and elite levels based on your play.
Here is a list of just some of the benefits you can enjoy at the various levels:
- Birthday offers (all levels)
- Events and tournaments (all levels)
- Concert ticket offers (all levels)
- Hotel discounts (all levels)
- Complimentary food (all levels)
- Buffet priority line (Gold and above)
- Monthly pre-loaded complimentary dollars (gold and platinum)
- Daily pre-loaded complimentary dollars (premium and elite)
- Platinum lounge access (platinum and above)
- Complimentary VIP self-parking (platinum and above)
The same rewards program is used at the Fallsview Casino Resort in Niagara. This means you can earn points and redeem them at both resorts. You can browse all your details online with the “Interactive MYPAC Section.” Here you will get marketing offers and specials, including entertainment and hotel offers — as well as casino game deals.
Buffet & dining at Casino Niagara
There are three main dining locations at the casino:
- LEV2L Sports Bar and Entertainment: A 275-seat restaurant featuring more than 50 plasma TV screens showing all the latest sporting action. On the menu, you will find many favourites like chicken wings, handmade pizza, fresh salads, two-handed sandwiches, and a range of burgers.
- Market Buffet: Enjoy an all-you-can-eat experience at the Market Buffet. Salads and pizzas to Asian- and Mediterranean-inspired fare are all available, including chicken, beef, fish, pasta, or vegetarian options. Check out the dessert station featuring cheesecakes, cookies, pastries, and sticky toffee pudding.
- Perks Café: This is the perfect one-stop-shop for light snacks, grilled sandwiches, pastries, coffee, tea, and non-alcoholic beverages. Located at the Rotunda entrance, the café is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Casino Niagara shows & entertainment
There is live entertainment every Friday and Saturday evening. Enjoy the hottest DJs from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the Promotions Stage. Then from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. head to the LEV2L Sports Bar, where you can see the hottest bands and DJs from the area in action. Grab a bite and a drink while you enjoy everything the sports bar has to offer.
Hotels near Casino Niagara Falls
While there is not an on-site hotel, Casino Niagara has teamed up with four nearby hotels to offer deals and specials:
- Sheraton on the Falls
- Crowne Plaza Fallsview
- Clifton Victoria Inn at the Falls
- Skyline Hotel and Waterpark
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How does Casino Niagara compare?
If you want to take a dual trip for some incredible sightseeing of the famous falls and some top-class casino gambling, Casino Niagara is the ideal spot.
This resort is steps away from an amazing view of the falls. Step inside and you are greeted with a fantastic selection of slots. There are multiple new titles from the biggest and best producers, in addition to reel slots and classic titles. The table game selection is excellent, spanning 40+ tables. With a big poker room and sports betting available, all your gambling needs are met at this casino. At the end of a day’s play, go and enjoy a bite to eat or sample the entertainment on offer at the LEV2L Sports Bar.