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Akwesasne Mohawk Casino

Akwesasne Mohawk CasinoThe Akwesasne Mohawk Casino is an easy day trip from Ottawa, Canada, Montreal Canada, Watertown New York, Syracuse New York and points in the general area. Combined with a motel right next door you can make this a small holiday and avoid driving home late at night. In addition the Casino has been updating their facility and has opened a hotel of their own attached to the casino. It opened in March of 2013. The hotel is very modern, very clean and has a no smoking policy. It is a very nice place to stay in addition to the Comfort Inn next door. They also have a spa, indoor pool and a gym if you can take yourself away from the casino.

Description

The Akwesasne Mohawk Casino has over 1600 slot machines with denominations from penny machines to over $5 per bet machines. Smoking is allowed in much of the casino, while there is a non smoking area as well. Unfortunately if you are a non smoker you are going to end up beside someone who is chain smoking and smells terrible. This is one of the few major dislikes of this casino in  our opinion. Never the less they have lots of slot machines for you to choose from . They also have a non smoking section which is near the main entrance and the buffet, which is very popular.

We have several pictures of the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino to show on this page. If anyone has a picture please feel free to send us one and we will add it to the post. We have been to this casino many times and have just forgotten to take a picture of the casino building while we were there.

There are 20 table games at the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino including blackjack, roulette, craps, poker and a number of other table games for your enjoyment.

Patrons can also drink at the slot machines and waitresses will bring you a drink right to the slot machine. Beer is $1.50 and wine is $3.00. Add a small tip to the cost of the drinks, since these ladies are not paid very much and they depend on their tips to make a decent income.

Events

There are various days with different events taking place. For example Mondays and Wednesdays are often senior days with the lunch time buffet as well as dinner at half price. You can use your points from your slot card towards point play or towards a meal at one of the restaurants. The casino will also send you promotions from time to time with free slot play coupons once you sign up for a slot card.

We have only been to the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino during the week and found the crowds at the casino to be very manageable. Other patrons have told us that there are lots of people at the casino on the weekends and sometimes it is difficult to get the slot machine you would like to play. If you have been there on the weekend , perhaps you can add your comments.

Surrounding Hotels or Motels

There are not many hotels or motels in the immediate area. There is the Comfort Inn right next door to the casino and of course the hotel attached to the casino. We have stayed at the Comfort Inn and found it to be very acceptable, clean and a decent breakfast in the morning. It is also fairly new and not tired looking at all. Rates are a bit high , however it always seems to be busy and you may want to book a room in advance especially if you wish to stay there on the weekend. There is no tax on rooms at the Comfort Inn. However the reservation has added a $10 pr night room fee.

There are also quite a few motels across the border in Cornwall. It is not a great distance, however depending on the time of the day , it can take up to an hour to get through the customs area, due to backups on the bridges. You will also need to have $3.25 for tolls to cross the bridge in both directions. There is a 13.5% tax on all rooms in Ontario.

Restaurants

Recently added food court called “Rapids Food Court” with pizza, grill and a bakery

Sticks Sports Bar – great place to eat, have a snack or a drink while at the casino

Native Harvest Buffet – dinner is approximately $16 prior to any deductions for promotions or slot play

What We Liked

Variety of slot machines

Free  soft and coffee drinks while gambling

Beer is $1.50 and wine is $3.00

Buffet is very nice, well presented

Easy access from all highways

Safe environment in the casino, hotel and parking areas

The Casino hotel is also excellent

Comfort Inn motel next door is a great place to stay, with free breakfast

What We Did Not Like

There are several complaints about the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino

Patrons of the casino are allowed to smoke in the casino

Too many multi line nickel machines

Not enough poker machines

No Wheel of fortune machines

Slot Player Card

They are part of the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino slot players card system. Slot members can take advantage of benefits at the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino. Once you are on the mailing list of the casino, you will receive free promotions for entertainment, free meals and free slot play at the casino

If you have not taken advantage of slot player cards, there are a number of benefits that many slot players should consider. Free or discounted rooms, email mailing list of promotions, free or discounted meals, access to entertainment, and a tax report outlining your losses and wins for tax claim purposes.

Parking

There is ample parking at the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino in a large surface parking parking lot in front of the casinos.  You can access the hotel from the parking lot at one of two entrances. The parking was not patrolled as far as we could tell. There is also parking for RV’s as well.

Directions:

The Akwesasne Mohawk Casino is approximately 13 miles east of Masena and approximately 5 miles east of the Canada – US border crossing.

From Canada and Cornwall: Take Exit 789 from the 401. Follow 138/Brookdale Ave/ south across the Seaway International Bridge. Turn left onto SR 37. The hotel is 5 miles ahead on the left.

From Western NY & Syracuse: Take I81 north to Exit 49. Turn right onto RT 411. Turn left onto SR 37 north. The hotel is approximately 90 miles ahead on the left.

From Eastern NY and New England: Take I87 North to Exit 38N. Follow 374 west to SR 190. Turn right onto SR 190 and follow to US 11. They turn Left onto US 11 south and follow to SR 122. Turn right onto SR 122 and follow to SR 37. Turn right onto SR 37. The hotel is 14 miles ahead on the right.

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11 Responses to “Akwesasne Mohawk Casino”

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  2. Had dinner at Sticks on Dec 28th, place was ok, they have approximately 14 TV screens to watch sports and a nice bar. Waiter screwed up our dinner order, but then gave us a 10% discount on the overall meal. Not the best place, but ok if you want a sports bar atmosphere!

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  4. It is precisely the fact that they allow smoking that motivates us to go there. Thank goodness the natives still respect private property choice. Don’t like smoking? Go to a casino that does not allow it.

  5. We appreciate that many people like to smoke, and most do while respecting others near them. All we are saying is that the casino could do a better job of air circulation and keeping the place clean. Many smokers drop their ashes almost anywhere and it makes it bad for all of us, not just the non smokers. Not to mention the high cost of keeping the slot machines running. If Vegas can provide fresh air , so can other casinos!

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  7. Re smoking: disappointed to hear that? Is the smoke thick or is it tolerable?

  8. the smoking is tolerable if you stick to the non smoking section of the casino. also the hotel is all non smoking

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