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Casinos in Canada

Unread postby 4thQtrGlory » Thu Feb 04, 2010 5:37 pm

Looking at going to Canada to throw some money down for the first couple days of March Madness....a few things im looking for....

-the best sportsbook/sportsbook setup for watching the games and chowing down
-best times to get to the sportsbook and make sure bets are placed before the games start (i know itll be busy). Can you place bets up until gametime or are there designated hours?
-reasonably priced hotel rooms

-free drinks in the casino as long as you are gambling/ or reasonably priced drinks
-best casual dining options and buffets

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated!
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Re: Casinos in Canada

Unread postby skatingtripods » Thu Feb 04, 2010 5:49 pm

Are you going to Niagara Falls? I don't remember Fallsview well, but Casino Niagara has a decent sportsbook. It's not great, but it's pretty good. That's where I'd spend the March Madness time. It'll be you and a bunch of Americans, so that should be pretty cool. Though, Canadians are some of the most friendly people on the planet.

On making bets, I assume they change their hours for March Madness. Be advised that the odds are in decimal form, though. Make sure you know the difference from the normal American -110 style odds. The spreads are much different as well. As far as I remember, you can bet one side or a tie. I believe the team that you bet has to win by 4. I'm not certain on that, though.

Hotel rooms, when I went there in May, my fiance and I stayed at the Days Inn on Centre Street for $40/night. Not sure what weekend it is exactly, but I see rooms on Expedia for an average of $49/night at the Days Inn right behind Casino Niagara the 17th-21st of March.

http://www.expedia.com/Hotel-Search?c=5 ... frr=-30461

Drinks are not free in the casino as far as I remember.

Casual dining: There's an awesome pizza place on Victoria Ave. that has an $8.99 one topping large special. It's a wood oven pizza place. That's good. If you want to go balls out, eat at The Keg in the lobby area of the Courtyard Marriott on Victoria. Awesome steak. It'll probably cost $80 for a group of 4. Kelsey's is like a TGI Friday's at the top of Clifton Hill, that's not bad. Also, the Rainforest Cafe is ok. The bacon cheeseburger in the sportsbook is pretty solid too. If you decide to stay at that Days Inn above, there's an Applebee's downstairs. Montana's is pretty good, a little pricy, think Longhorn or Outback here. Try the poutine.

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Re: Casinos in Canada

Unread postby Guest » Thu Feb 04, 2010 5:50 pm

I havent been there in a few years and back then there were no real sportsbooks.
Only sports plays you could make were parlays.
I'm curious to if that has changed.
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Re: Casinos in Canada

Unread postby skatingtripods » Thu Feb 04, 2010 5:51 pm

FightDr wrote:I havent been there in a few years and back then there were no sportsbooks.
Only sports plays you could make were parlays.
I'm curious to if that has changed.


When I went, I remember making a couple two-line parlays on hockey playoff games. But, that was back in May. I don't know if you can bet individual games.

Niagara definitely has a sportsbook. I sat in it and watched a couple Indians games.
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Re: Casinos in Canada

Unread postby pup » Fri Feb 05, 2010 11:14 am

Watch the first tOSU/Texas game in the sportsbook in Fallsview I believe.

That is quite a ways back, but it was definitely parlay cards only at the time.
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