History of Elements Casino Mohawk
With the growth in popularity of standardbred racing in the 1960s, the Ontario Jockey Club announced plans to build a new harness racing facility in southern Ontario. Mohawk Racetrack was opened in April of 1963, with more than 4,000 attending the first meet.
Recognition of the support, sovereignty, history and culture of the Mohawk nation and its people played into naming the venue. The project was completed at a cost of $3.5 million. It includes barns for 828 horses and parking for 3,000 cars. In 1999, after a multimillion-dollar expansion plan for both Woodbine racetracks, Mohawk unveiled its new slot area, which initially featured 750 slots plus simulcast horse race betting. The number of games has doubled in recent years.
Casino games at Elements Casino Mohawk
There is a rich mix of games at the casino, with more than 1,500 titles in all. Many titles are penny denominations. They include slot games from all the biggest slot creators including Aristocrat, IGT and Scientific Games. You can enjoy titles like Enchanted Unicorn, Jackpot Party, White Orchid and Money to Burn — with new slots regularly replacing the older models.
Popular games at the Elements Mohawk include IGT’s Cleopatra. All the new hold and spin variants are also available. They include the original Lightning Link/Dragon Link games, plus Ultimate Fire Link, Mighty Cash, Lock It Link and many others.
If you are heading to the casino seeking that big win, you could enter the high stakes room. Here you will find a range of high-denomination slots — with potential for huge prizes. Here are some of the current games in the high stakes room:
- Wheel of Fortune
- Blazing 7s
- Double Diamond
- 5 Times Pay
- 10 Times Pay
There are 60 table games at Elements Casino Mohawk, including the following:
- High Card Flush: This casino poker variant involves trying to hit multiple cards of the same suit.
- Mississippi Stud Poker: Another casino poker game, here you bet over multiple rounds, with huge prizes paid for the best poker hands.
- Three Card Poker: This game has a main bet (against the dealer) and a popular Pair+ side bet.
- Ultimate Texas Hold’em: Play heads up against the dealer and place the optional trips side bet in this casino poker game that follows a flop, turn and river format.
- Craps: Always a popular game at any casino, here you bet on the outcome of those all-important dice over two betting rounds.
- Spanish 21: An entertaining variation of blackjack, played with decks where the 10s are removed.
- Blackjack: Play the classic game where you go head-to-head with the dealer, side bets offer opportunities for big wins.
- Free Bet Blackjack: A variation on the classic game that allows players to split and double down for free.
You can win large progressive jackpots playing certain table games. Land the large Nexus jackpot by hitting a royal flush in several games. The 777 Blazing Blackjack progressive jackpot is yours if you can reach 21 with three sevens of the same suit.
High rollers can opt to play in the private blackjack, baccarat and roulette rooms, with a minimum stake of $500.
Horse racing at Woodbine Mohawk Park
Horse racing takes place several times a week at Woodbine Mohawk Park, with post times usually in the evenings.
Visitors can place the usual selection of wagers, including the classic win, place and show bets, as well as the exotic exactas and trifectas. As well as the live racing at the track, you will also be able to place bets on simulcast racing from other tracks around North America.
Elements Rewards loyalty program
The loyalty program at the casino is known as Elements Rewards. Every time you play, you can earn points at the casino and then redeem those points for free play. The program has four levels, and you move through those levels the more points you earn. To sign up, simply visit the Elements Rewards Club Desk and present a government issued photo ID.
As you start to gain reward points, you move through the blue and gold levels. You can also be invited into the elite level if your frequency of play and bet sizes make the cut. Here are some of the benefits you can enjoy:
- Redeem Elements Rewards comps for free slot play and dining credits (all levels).
- Earn bonus reward points on select days (all levels).
- Access to exclusive rewards club competitions, promotions and giveaways (all levels).
- Instant bonus points (earn points more quickly as you move through blue, gold and elite levels).
- Receive discounts at participating restaurants (discounts start at 10% but increase to 20% as you level up).
- Preferred partner benefits (gold and elite level).
- Priority lane at casino guest services, cashier and restaurants (elite level).
- VIP parking (elite level).
Elements Casino Mohawk buffet & dining options
There are multiple dining and drinking options at the racetrack and casino. Below is a rundown of the venues, some of which will only be available on race days:
- Oscars Lounge: Eat and drink at this lounge located in the middle of the casino, featuring weekend entertainment.
- GR8 Burger Company: Enjoy a selection of handcrafted, original signature burgers, including a build-your-own-burger option.
- Tim Hortons: Your favourite Canadian coffee shop offers a selection of premium hot drinks.
- Mohawk Harvest Kitchen: An “open concept oasis” where you can enjoy drinks and dining outdoors overlooking the finish line.
- Long Shots Bar: Located in the west end of the slots floor, this venue offers simulcast action and current games on five big screens.
- Corona Deck: The newest hot spot at the venue, where you can enjoy the action right at the finish line.
- Terrace Trackside Buffet: Stunning racetrack views and a variety of buffet options.
- Railside BBQ: Hotdogs, fire-grilled burgers, refreshments and more on the apron of the track.
- Trackside Bar and Patio: A first-floor patio serving hearty pub-style meals and beverages.
As well as all the above venues, you can also book a VIP suite at the racetrack, which offers both custom menus and dedicated service.
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How does Elements Casino Mohawk compare?
Elements Casino Mohawk in Guelph Line, Campbellville, ON is a popular racetrack and casino combination. With live racing throughout the week and a huge range of casino games, all the bases are covered.
If you’re a fan of slots, you can enjoy the range of games on offer, with denominations for all and the chance to win some large jackpot-sized prizes. The table games section is equally wide ranging. This includes a mix of classic games — many with big money side bets.
Elements Mohawk allows players to earn loyalty points from play, and to redeem them for free play. Wager on the live horse racing at the track — and try your luck at the simulcast racing on the screens from tracks across North America. At the end of a day’s play, head into one of the many eating and drinking locations at the venue.