When we look at entertainment options in and around the city, betting makes for a fun escape. The thrill of the lights and sounds and the potential to win extra pocket money to pay for dinner is an added bonus! The options on where to play range from a few hours to an easy escape from the city. Here’s where to go and place your best bets:
Known for its thoroughbred horse racing and annual home to The Queen’s Plate, Canada’s most well-known horse race, is an event in itself where visitors wear their finest. Queen Elizabeth and The Duke of Edinburgh have attended several races here. Woodbine is a popular spot for the live race betting but it also hosts over 200 electronic gaming machines as well as table games including blackjack, roulette, and baccarat. The track opened in 1956 on 780 acres of land and has been updated throughout the years to become a modern facility brimming with betting options. Don’t know the lingo? Their official site has an index of the most commonly used terms in horse racing.
You don’t have to get on a jet plane to get to world class casinos. Right within driving distance you can visit fabulous complexes like Fallsview Casino or Casino Niagara that are popular amongst locals and tourists alike. Book yourself in for an overnight stay and relax by the pool or take in a show – some pretty major names have come through from country music talents to R&B Old School favourites. Within walking distance to Niagara Falls, one of the planet’s greatest natural phenomenons, major attractions, and many dining options there is no shortage of things to see and do. But if you’re looking for a nature inspired day-trip then head north to Great Blue Heron Casino near Peterborough or Casino Rama in Orillia and explore the surrounding areas. Take in the historic Downtown Orillia area with its quaint shops, bakeries and cafes. Visit the home of Stephen Leacock, take in a show at the Orillia Opera House. Learn about the Mnjikaning Fish Weirs (a national Historic Site)fish fence at the Atherley Narrows located near the Rama First Nation. Be sure to also pack your hiking gear and explore nature’s beauty in the area.
OFF TRACK BETTING:
’Tis the season for gathering with friends and co-workers. And there are VIP rooms to rent in places like Champions around the city. Host your big game day viewing party with access to bar service and betting. Complete with big screens so you can accommodate all your friends without worrying about having enough space. Several locations throughout the city including the Danforth, Bloor West and Queen St. East close to The Beaches.
You’d rather stay in your pyjamas? We get it. It’s cold outside and you make a mean chili. You can always place you bets right form the comforts of your home. Want a competitive edge? There are websites that offer online sports betting to help you make decisions on where to place your wagers. It’s hockey season and playing over/under or prop bets take betting to another level of fun.