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Thousand Islands Casino

Thousand Islands CasinoThe Thousand Islands Casino is located midway between Toronto and Montreal along the 401 near Kingston and the 1000 Island crossing to the US. This is a beautiful little casino with only about 500 slot machines and a small number of table games to enjoy. Last time we checked there were 18 tables available for players enjoyment. We have visited this casino several times and have enjoyed ourselves very much. they have a nice bar to relax in and a restaurant that severs good quality food for reasonable prices. Both times we have used our free comp’s and eaten for free. We had to pay for our drinks which is the case in every Canadian casino.

Thousand Islands Casino

Parking is surface based and free to patrons. There is ample room for campers and RV’s to park while they enjoy the 1000 Islands Gananoque casino.  Coffee and soft drinks are complimentary, coat checks are also complimentary . The 1000 Islands Gananoque casino has ATM machines on site, there is also currency exchange offered for US visitors and there is a small gift shop which also sells lottery tickets.

1000 Islands Gananoque CasinoThe town of Gananoque is quite close and there are a number of small chain motels as you enter Gananoque near the casino. They do offer special deals , however the writer has not verified these offers to confirm how good they are. We do know that they are not associated with the winner circle slot cards and as a result there are no free rooms offered. If you book early there is a good chance of receiving a discount especially if you are a senior or you have a CAA or AAA card.

There are also camping sites nearby and there is the famous 1000 islands tour that many people also enjoy.


The Gateway Restaurant is the only restaurant at the 1000 Islands Gananoque casino. There is a bar as well and both are clean and bright, with decent food on the menu. One thing we noticed is that the bar always serves ice cold beer. If you are just stopping by, use your winners circle card to be comp’d for a free meal.

What We Liked

  • Variety of slot machines ( about 500 in total)
  • Free soft  drinks and coffee  while gambling
  • Nice restaurant to dine in
  • Easy access from all highways – Highway 2 and also the 401
  • Safe environment in the casino, hotel and parking areas
  • Great stopover point on your way to Montreal, Toronto, Kingston, Ottawa

What We Did Not Like

  • There are no real complaints about the 1000 Islands Gananoque casino.
  • It is a small casino, but very nice and clean with a great restaurant.

Slot Player Card

They are part of the OLG slot players card system. Slot members can take advantage of benefits at many of the Ontario casinos by using their OLG winners circle card.  This casino does not have a hotel associated with it. However there is a restaurant and patrons can help themselves to free coffee and soft drinks. There is also a bar service.

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.


There is ample parking at the 1000 Islands Gananoque casino in a large parking area beside the casino. There is ample parking for cars as well as buses and RV’s. This is an easy place to stop for anyone on their way between Toronto and Montreal.

Directions: The 1000 Islands Gananoque casino is located at 380, highway 2, just outside of Gananoque, Ontario, between Kingston and Brockville. Anyone intending on going to the 1000 Islands Gananoque casino can reach it by highway 401 and taking the exit for the casino.

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3 Responses to “Thousand Islands Casino”

  1. Marie Ann Barcier Says:

    What changes will there be when the new owners take over

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  3. Roderick Neeon Says:

    Great piece ! Apropos , people need a IRS 1099-MISC , my husband filled out and faxed a template form here

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