Where to Play Live in Canada

Online poker has enjoyed such a rise in popularity over the past decade that it is sometimes easy to forget about the game in its live form. It is clear where Canadian players can play poker online but where can they play poker live? Check out our top five recommendations.

Caesars Windsor Hotel and Casino

The unique location of this casino just a mile inside the Canadian border allows it to benefit from attracting poker players from both Canada and the US. This results is an atmosphere at the tables that cannot be matched.

This casino experienced an expansion in 2008 with the complex including 758 rooms in the hotel, a fitness center, spa, entertainment showroom, cafes, restaurants, and bars. The casino offers one of the best poker rooms in Canada. The Caesars Windsor Poker Room is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and offers a wide choice of tournaments on a daily basis. It can get a bit busy on the weekends but this also brings with it a vibrancy to the floor that can not be found anywhere else.

Casino de Montreal

Originally opened back in 1993, this relatively modern building is the largest casino within Canada. The casino offers a staggering 3,200 slot machines and 100 table games. Sports events are shown live on giant screens and there are a range of offers and promotions for visitors to take advantage of relating to the different casino games.

It has a fantastic poker room that hosts Texas Hold'em with both limit and no limit games on offer. There is also a Bad Beat Jackpot that helps players that lose to still potentially walk away with a big win. The poker room is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week so players are able to hit the tables whenever they want.

Casino Niagara

Casino Niagara without doubt benefits from the most scenic surroundings in its idyllic position at Niagara Falls. The tourist quota is overwhelming on the casino floor and this helps to ensure that the casino is busy all year round. There are a staggering 1,500 slot machines available to play with 40 table games.

Its poker facilities are also regarded as some of the finest within Canada. There is a 12 table poker room available for players to play in. This is open 24 hours a day over weekends with 12pm to 6am opening hours Monday to Friday. The casino also offers players the chance to pre-book and reserve their seats at the poker tables and this reservation will last for up to 90 minutes after the start of the game. Poker players can also take advantage of the potentially lucrative Bad Beat Jackpot at this casino. Unfortunately, there is no hotel on site at this casino but there is lots of accommodation situated locally.

River Cree Resort and Casino

River Cree Resort and Casino prides itself as having the one of the best poker pits in Alberta. Players can get involved in the poker tables at this casino until 3am every morning with high stakes tables opening as early as 11am. There are a selection of tournaments organised on a daily and weekly basis with big prizes on offer. The Players Club Card scheme rewards players for their loyalty where points gained can be converted to credit that can be used at any of the amenities located on the site of the casino.

The casino has 249 hotel rooms including 11 luxury suites, a fitness center, a live entertainment complex that features some of the top acts from around the world, bars, and restaurants. The casino floor offers a wide choice of games such as 1,100 slot machines and 32 table games.

River Rock Casino Resort

This is the one casino in Canada that is famed for its poker room. The casino only opened in 2004 and is not considered to be one of the largest casinos in the country with the hotel only accommodating 220 rooms. However, it has quickly gained a great reputation for its poker offering with seven different variations of poker available to play.

The casino is located very close to the Vancouver International Airport so is a popular choice with tourists that visit the region. It also played host to the British Columbia Poker Championships on a number of occasions. The poker room is open between 9am and 5am on weekdays but offers 24 hours a day gaming on the weekends.

  • 8811 River Road, Richmond, British Columbia
  • www.riverrock.com
  • (604) 247-8900 or 1-866-748-3718