Best Land based and Online Casinos In Toronto

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Lillie Mcguire
Posted on March 08, 2013 at 12:03pm

Although there are no brick & mortar casinos in Toronto, there are three very popular gambling venues nearby. Horse lovers maintain that Greenwood Off-Track Wagering located in downtown Toronto definitely exudes a casino aura. This 42,000 square foot arena is the former site of an 1874 horse racing venue. Situated on the shore of Lake Ontario, this arena was remodeled to accommodate 2,500 guests. Operated by Woodbine Entertainment Group, 400 giant television screens provide instant access to racing events from North America, South Africa, Australia and Dubai. For diehard race fans, private viewing desks complete with a small-size television are available upon request. Bets may be placed electronically or entrusted to human tellers.

Operated by Penn National Gaming, Inc., Rama Casino is situated on the Mnjikaning First Nation Reserve. In addition to 110 state-of-the-art gaming tables, this casino is equipped with 2,500 slots. Rama is highly regarded for its Mighty Millionaire slot games featuring minimum $1 million progressive jackpots. A $9 million jackpot record has been waiting to be broken since 2008. Many gamers enjoy themed games such as Michael Jackson and Golden Pharoah and slot tournaments with prizes ranging from $100 gas cards to vehicles.

Great Blue Heron Charity Casino is located just a one-hour drive from downtown Toronto on Scugog Island. Opened in 1997, this casino with its 25,000 square feet of space offers non-stop gaming around the clock. Managed by Casinos Australia International, Blue Heron offers 60 $100 maximum-bet tables, 545 slots and a lottery kiosk. Patrons who elect to participate in the Rapid Rewards Players Club earn points exchangeable for meals, souvenir items and gaming discounts.

Since online casinos have little or no overhead, Toronto makes up for the absence of brick & mortar casinos with a large number of online gambling sites each ranked according to adherence to a set of online casino standards created by a Toronto gaming expert. Sites are evaluated based on bet-limit size, encryption capability, transaction security, customer service and top notch internet connectivity.

Great Canadian Online Casinos

One of the biggest and best of the Toronto online casinos is Spin Palace. This site offers over 350 casino games featuring outstanding graphics designs and a user-friendly tips and tutorial section. In addition to Canadian dollar gaming, Spin Palace offers bilingual English and French customer service representatives. On any given day, over 19 progressive jackpots are in full swing along with countless varieties of video poker, roulette, blackjack and video slots waiting to challenge gamers.

All of the games at Ruby Fortune are powered by Microgaming Viper software. A plethora of games is available via instant play or quick, safe and easy download. A C$ 750 bonus matching incentive is offered to gamers for the first three deposits. Games at Ruby Fortune include craps, sic bo and several varieties of blackjack. A large number of slot machines are available. These machines feature three-reel 25-line slots. Accepting both Canadian and U.S., dollars, Ruby Fortune's offerings include varieties of video poker such as Jack & Better and 6/9 Jack.