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How do the Casinos of Surrey Stack up Against Other Major Canadian Cities?

How do the Casinos of Surrey Stack up Against Other Major Canadian Cities?

Image: Hard Rock Casino Vancouver via Facebook

It’s no secret that Canadians love to gamble. In 2015 a staggering $6,230 million of revenue was generated in the country’s casino gaming market. A lot of people play online, but there are also some fantastic brick and mortar casinos dotted about the land. How does Surrey’s casino scene stack up against the other major cities in Canada, though? Here we take a look at some of the best gambling venues to check out next time you visit this great city in British Columbia, and how they compare to spots in other cities in Canada.


You only have to check this casino Canada guide to see the hundreds of online casinos available to play at and realize that Canadians love a flutter. Because there’s so much competition, sites have to offer huge deposit bonuses up to $1000 to entice new players. Although a lot of playing is done online where the better bonuses are found, people still enjoy visiting land-based gambling houses.

Hard Rock Casino Vancouver is one of the hottest locations in the region. It’s crammed with over 950 slot machines, table games, and various live entertainment acts. There are numerous special events throughout the year at this massive casino, including a concert performance by Roger Hodgson of Supertramp in October. This is a great venue for an all-round good time.

There are a multitude of other offerings around the city as well. Some notable mentions should go to Edgewater Casino which has a 70s theme, the River Rock Casino which overlooks the Fraser River, and Cascades Casino Resort which also has a theatre.


There are plenty of casino offerings for gamblers in Toronto, but the gems are outside of the city’s limits. For those who want to visit the stunning Niagara Falls and have a gamble while they are there, there is the Niagara Fallsview casino. It boasts excellent views of the surrounding area as well as an impressive array of games. There have even been performances from the likes of ZZ Top and Tony Bennet in the past. There’s also the enormous Casino Niagara nearby which is renowned for being a prime spot for poker.

In the city, the Great Blue Heron Casino has all the games you could need, and also hosts frequent poker tournaments. If you want to book a place in any of these, you need to register online first. For slots fans, check out Casino Rama, which has over 2500 reel spinning machines.


It could be argued that Surrey and Toronto are pretty much neck and neck in terms of the number and quality of casino offerings, but Montreal steals the show when it comes to size. It is home to the largest casino in Canada, the Montreal Casino (Casino de Montreal), which is also one of the biggest casinos on the planet. The six floor gambling house has 115 gaming tables and over 3200 slot machines, as well as four restaurants, three bars, and a cabaret.

No matter which city you find yourself in, there are plenty of gambling opportunities to be had at some of the finest casinos on Earth. And Surrey fans will be glad to know that the city’s offerings can stack up well against some of the best in the country.

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Daman Beatty

The creator of, Daman Beatty (AKA 'Beatler') is originally from Sackville, New Brunswick. A longtime blogger, visual designer, marketing and communications specialist, Daman loves travel, tech and photography. He has taught online marketing at BCIT, and Brighton College and is also the Marketing Manager for Microsoft Education Partner, CCI Learning.


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