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Casinos In Ontario, Canada

Casinos In Ontario CanadaMany governments all over the United States and Canada have started up casinos as a means to raise much needed tax revenue. Also to provide jobs in areas that could use a boost.  Casinos In Ontario are run by the OLG, which is an arm of the provincial government.

We have traveled a great deal across the US and also across Canada and without a doubt we find that the casinos in Ontario provide the worst service, the worst food and although we do not have a scientific study to back us up, we also feel the they have the worst odd’s. The OLG casinos are busy with lots of people going to visit them on the weekends and even through the night when they stay open 24 hours. The reason they are so busy is that they really have no competition. People all over love to gamble, and if you are the only game in town, well that is where they will go.

Casinos In Ontario

Why do I feel that Ontario casinos are the worst in the industry? There are many reasons:

  • Variety of Machines – Generally small casinos, no room for more
  • Cost of Drinks – full price drinks compared to inexpensive or even free
  • Pay Out from the Machines – walking around the casino you quickly see there are not many winners
  • Quality of food in the Casino – sandwiches wrapped in saran wrap, limited variety, not even a deli
  • Quality of food in the Restaurants – very large quantities of poor quality food seems to satisfy many people
  • Intimidation at the entrance – have to pass by uniformed guards at the entrance. All casinos have guards, but most are dressed in civilian clothes. They do not make you feel welcome.
  • Location – never in a central area, you generally have to take a long drive to get to the casino
  • Employee Attitude – They do not know the meaning of customer service and have their hands out for a tip when you win a jackpot!
  • Places to Sit – there is no were to sit and relax away from the tables or slots, not customer friendly
  • Entertainment – limited to touring old timer bands that sign off key and play too loudly to mask their mistakes.
  • Comp’s – it is almost a joke when we talk comp’s. A few dollars is not going to entice us to keep coming back.

Compare to Other Locations

Admittedly I am comparing the casinos in Ontario with those in Vegas, however even if you go over to the province of Quebec, you quickly see that the Quebec casinos are high class entertainment venues compared to any thing the Ontario government can offer.

We just do not have anything good to say about these casinos. The first marketing mistake they made was to locate the casino with racetracks around the province. The tracks were loosing money and going out of business. Adding a casino made them profitable again although racetracks are no were close to tourist areas or to downtown.

I would rather go to Akwesasne Mohawk Casino than go to the race track in Ottawa, even though it is an hours drive, you have to cross the border and pay tolls.

A beer costs $1 dollar, an excellent buffet is only $10, it is a much larger casino with a comparably larger number of slot machines as well as table games as well. They also offer better comp’s to entice you to come to their casino and the staff are very friendly and treat patrons as customers! What a concept!

If you do not believe what we are saying here, try going to a few of the casinos outside the province and you will quickly see how great they are compared to the OLG casinos.

Well I have done enough griping for now. We would love to hear your comments and also whether you agree with us or not. Maybe the OLG will take note.

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2 Responses to “Casinos In Ontario, Canada”

  1. Based on our experience Ontario casinos do not pay well . The Ontario government just wants to collect revenue!

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