From Yellowknife to Newfoundland, gamblers often take families on vacations to fulfill everyone’s inner desires. While browsing through various online booking sites, consider these vacation ideas first.
Smart gamblers know their wives have access to pepper spray, kitchen cutlery and iron skillets should they choose to leave them home while the bravest of casinophiles travel abroad for pleasure. Remember, your wives support your losses and embrace your winnings; take them to one of these posh vacation spots where gambling is good, and couples fun is memorable.
Casino du Montreal
If the coveted Lord Stanley Cup collided with an aerodynamic cruise ship, Casino du Montreal would be the end product. Canada’s largest casino, resting proudly on scenic Expo 67, offers both exterior intrigue and palace-like gaming floors open around the clock. Best for honeymooners, first dates or anniversaries, riverside views are breathtaking and completely visible from Nuances, the best restaurant in Quebec hands down. When boredom settles in, Parc Jean-Drapeau is within striking distance and offers aquatic activities, beaches and plenty of paths for romantic walks. Consider grabbing the Casino Privileges Club membership before heading out as there’s plenty of extra perks both you and the missus will appreciate.
Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort
Canadians and Americans both have access to the world’s greatest waterfall. Fortunately, Canadians get better gambling opportunities, which means vacationing here is rather ‘interesting’ for families or couples. Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort, CAN1b worth of entertainment, hotels and around-the-clock partying, is where Ontarians head when family vacationing merges with an inherent desire to gamble. More than sufficiently popular by virtue of available activities, wives can spend the day educating offspring on historical distinctions of Niagara Falls (Canada’s portion is 2x Americans’, by the way) while you win some dinner money. When done playing slots, rejoin your family to enjoy the assortment of local parks and activities adorning the massive cataract, or enjoy a romantic interlude with your significant other.
Casino de Charlevoix
The pride of La Malbaie (French for ‘the bad bay’), Quebec could easily appease your wife. With 900 slots, 21 gaming tables and exquisite dining, make the Charlevoix your next getaway destination when children are away on retreats of their own. The area boasts an expansive Manoir Richelieu, 98% French speaking dwellers and breathtaking scenery resembling France’s storied countryside. Those seeking quaint gambling, valuable alone time with their families and love French cuisine should consider hopping to this destination. From what we heard, winning C$100,000 is commonplace at this resort, although we’re sure jackpots have been much larger.
River Cree Resort and Casino
Nestled proudly in Edmonton is another hidden gambling gem that’s guaranteed to appease both couples and singles seeking an extravagant weekend adventure chock full of gambling. For hockey nuts, one may occasionally find the local Oilers practicing in one of two large hockey rinks located on the resort. Like off-track betting? There’s an exquisite dining facility right inside the horse track, along with high-stakes poker room exclusive to those high rollers. With 249 luxurious rooms inside the Marriott, you need not stumble far should gambling and inebriation meet head on. Because Edmonton is a rather large size city, the family can disperse to find other things to do while you are busy spending the family fortune.
River Rock Casino Resort
Located 3 miles from both the downtown Richmond area and Richmond Island, this five star casino resort offers amenities beyond your traditional venue. Every suite is equipped with wireless Internet, programmable coffeemakers and plenty of room for entire families. Thousands of slot machines and blackjack table games highlight the gambling adventure that awaits you. Just about every online review site gives this British Columbia treasure perfect scores for customer service, its indoor pool and gymnasium and the looseness of the slot machines. Vancouver international Airport is just around the corner, and should expect to book in advance to keep your costs below C$300 per night.
Any time you’re bored with what your local city offers in the gambling niche, remember this list of casinos that are much better than your smaller town dives. Most of these are inexpensive, offer perks when playing blackjack or baccarat, and would make a perfect honeymoon just in case you’d forgotten to take your wife on one.