2020 hasn’t started in the greatest of ways for the world in general with coronavirus sweeping across countries, keeping people at home and, in the case of Italy, bringing about a nationwide lockdown and Canada considering what steps to take to limit public gatherings.
The leisure industry, in particular, is destined to take quite a hit as people choose to self-isolate, or simply stay at home. This means that everywhere from bars to restaurants and theatres to casinos will be under extra pressure to make a profit. In the case of the latter, it’s a very competitive industry already with both land-based and online casinos having to be absolutely at the top of their games if they want to attract customers and thrive.
In many ways, this is easier for online casinos which don’t have the overheads of their bricks and mortar rivals – and the fact that you can play from your own home is another big bonus in the current climate. Then there are the generous online casino promotions that are widely used to attract new players with the offer of free stake money and even free spins on the slots machines.
So, the casinos in and around Burlington certainly have a task on their hands, but it seems that they are more than up to it. If you are looking for entertainment in and around Burlington, we have some great options for you.
Elements Casino Mohawk
Head for Elements Casino Mohawk and you’ll find no less than 1,500 different slots and video poker machines to enjoy. Or, if you prefer table games like blackjack, baccarat or roulette, there are 60 tables where you can indulge your passion for these.
Promotions are a big thing at Elements with many that change over the year. For example, until the end of March they’re running Beat the Boss with 24 draws to be held to win a share in the $240,000 prize money. In addition, they promise to match any competitors’ offer which is surely a pretty good deal.
But the very best of their promotions, and one with real longevity, is the Elements Rewards Program. In this loyalty scheme you start on the red level and can work your way up through blue to gold to elite and the card opens the door to an ever-increasing level of benefits and privileges. There are also special promotions that having a card brings, including up to $25 worth of free play on your birthday as well as discounts in the casino’s excellent buffet restaurant.
Over in Toronto, Casino Woodbine has over 100 table games including roulette, blackjack, baccarat, craps and various kinds of poker including Mississippi stud and the three-card variety too. The casino also boasts one of the biggest and most diverse selections of slots games in Canada – so there’s plenty to attract players before we even mention the promotions.
They also run a loyalty rewards program, again with a number of levels of membership, each one giving slightly higher privileges. There are also frequently changing promotions with some pretty big prizes. For example, throughout March there’s the chance to win a Mazda car each day in a prize draw.
The casino is also keen to encourage seniors to play so each Sunday the over 65s are invited to come along and spend the day. To encourage them, there’s a free $10 food and drink voucher as well as $1,000 to be won every hour. The casino even puts on a free bus service from areas including Scarborough, North York and Richmond Hill.
But the biggest promotion of all is the Million Dollar Classic, a long-running slots tournament that’s set to end in February 2021 with one very lucky winner taking $1 million home with them.
Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort
A short drive from Burlington will bring you to the unmistakable Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort. The $1 billion development is next to the Horseshoe Falls and boasts a massive 200,000 sq ft gaming area with over 100 tables and 3,000 slots machines. It’s a major tourist attraction in its own right so doesn’t rely particularly heavily on promotions. However, it does run frequent poker tournaments with some big prize pots to be won. A recent example was their Fallsview Poker Classic 2020 held in February in which the biggest prize was over $500,000.
Their rewards scheme is called the Players Advantage Club which offers benefits including cash back, free hotel stays and discounts on dining as well as exclusive booking opportunities for many of the top-class performers who appear in the resort’s Avalon Theater with big names like Rick Springfield and Air Supply having played there in the past.
As you can see, there’s plenty going on at the casinos in the Burlington area as well as plenty of reasons to visit. So, however 2020 pans out for the world, they should continue to thrive – which is great news for the many thousands who use them ever year.