Most Sought-After Ontario Casinos

Most Sought-After Ontario Casinos
By Bill Ordine
Fact Checked by Jim Tomlin

Ontario has dozens of brick-and-mortar casinos and from among that number, has researched which might be most worthwhile to visit. These operations are a companion to the popular Ontario online casinos available in the province.

To distill the number down to 10 casinos, which refers to as “most sought-after,” we used to rank 30 retail casinos by search volume over the past 12 months. Then, we turned to Google Trends to rank the top 10 by search volume over the past 90 days.

Here’s what found. The first two each had the highest search volumes overall for the time period we looked at, and the average search volume for both casinos was 13. In addition to information like this, you can turn to for the latest updates on new online casinos in Ontario.

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Most Searched Casinos In Ontario

Rank Casino Google Search Volume
T1 Fallsview Casino 13
T1 Casino Rama 13
3 Pickering Casino Resort 7
4 Caesars Windsor 5
5 Casino Niagara 4
6 Rideau Carleton Casino 3
T7 Great Blue Heron Casino 2
T7 Casino Ajax 2
9 Shorelines Casino Thousand Islands 1
10 Starlight Casino Point Edward less than 1

Two Most Popular Ontario Casinos By Search Volume

Tied for No. 1 were the Fallsview Casino and Casino Rama. Each had a Google Search volume of 13, far outdistancing the casinos listed after them.

As the expression goes for buying real estate, the Fallsview Casino is all about location, location, location. A casino-hotel at Niagara Falls – where else – that offers a panoramic view of the world-famous thundering falls speaks for itself. All 372 of the Fallsview’s rooms and suites offer stunning views of the breath-taking natural attraction.

The casino resort itself offers the typical casino games, meaning slots, table games and live Ontario poker. Among the fancier eateries is 21 Club Steak and Seafood, Ponte Vecchio fine Italian dining, and Noodle Bar featuring noodle dishes and elegant sushi. Plus, there are favorites familiar to most travelers, such as Starbucks, Burger King, and Subway. Some folks might want to make at least a brief visit to the Niagara Brewing Company Taproom.

Sharing the top spot is Casino Rama. Casino Rama, an all-suite hotel-casino resort in the town of Rama near Lake Simcoe. One of the marquee features of Casino Rama is its 5,000-seat Entertainment Centre. The casino itself is worthy of Las Vegas. The nearly 200,000-square-foot casino has more than 1,700 slot machines and about 50 gaming tables.

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Rounding Out The Top 10

No. 3 on the list for those looking for a physical casino to augment their Ontario online casino apps is Pickering Casino Resort with a search volume of 7. For gamblers, Pickering seems to have something for everyone. There are more than 2,200 slot machines, more than 90 live table games and more than 50 electronic table games. There’s even horse racing. For dining, the Copperhorn Meet House will satisfy steak lovers.

At No. 4 is Caesars Windsor with a search volume of 5. Caesars Windsor is partly noted for its proximity to Detroit, Michigan, which has three commercial casinos of its own. Located just across the Ambassador Bridge from Detroit, Caesars Windsor carries the ancient Rome theme that’s imprinted in other Caesars Entertainment properties, such as Caesars Palace in Las Vegas (the company also offers to Caesars Palace Online Casino Ontario app). The resort has 750 rooms, six restaurants, four bars and lounges, and a Colosseum entertainment venue. Plus, it offers the affiliation of the Caesars Rewards loyalty program.

No. 5 is Casino Niagara with a search volume of 4. Casino Niagara is located, as the name implies, in Niagara Falls. The gaming environment features more than 1,300 slot machines, more than 40 table games, live poker, and a sportsbook. The featured restaurant is LEV2L sports bar.

The rest of’s top 10 Ontario casinos are: No. 6, Rideau Carleton Casino; No. 7, (tied) Great Blue Heron Casino and Casino Ajax; No. 9, Shorelines Casino Thousand Islands, and No. 10, Starlight Casino Point Edward. Stay with for Ontario sports betting coverage as well as casino news.



A longtime reporter and editor who began writing on casinos and gaming shortly after Atlantic City’s first gambling halls opened, Bill covered the world Series of Poker and wrote a syndicated column on travel to casino destinations for a decade.

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