Welcome to Casino Niagara - the first casino built in Niagara.
On December 9th 1996, CASINO NIAGARA was
opened to the general public.
In the autumn of 1998, the Hyatt Corporation took over the everyday operations of the interim Casino Niagara pending the building of the Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort.
Casino Niagara consists of 96,000 square feet (10,000 square meters) of gambling space located on three floors. There are 2,400 slot machines, 79 gaming tables and video poker machines for the gambling visitor. In addition a number of upscale restaurants and boutiques are available within the Casino.
The bottom floor houses the stores. The Second floor is a designated non smoking floor. On the third floor smoking is permitted. The Millionaires Club is located on the third floor. The tower is not open to members of the public. Casino Niagara employs 3,500 people.
Dining facilities include Twenty - One Fine Dining Restaurant, The Market (open 24 hours), The Grand Cafe, Perk's Cafe, Terrace Food Court, the Hard Rock Cafe and Planet Hollywood.
Games played include: Bacarrat, Black Jack, Caribbean Stud, Craps, Roulette, Niagara Hold'em Poker, Pai-Gow, Three Card Poker and Let It Ride Bonus.
Slot machines accept Canadian currency in the form of bills and tokens in 5, 25 and 50 cents, $1, $5, $20 and $100 denominations
On December 9th 1997, Casino Niagara celebrated its first year of operation. During this fiscal year, gross revenue profits (after winning have been paid but before other expenses) will have exceeded $650 millions dollars. Approximately ten million persons have visited Casino Niagara during this period of time. These numbers make Casino Niagara, the largest and most successful Casino in Canada.
The Ontario Casino Corporation has released the November 1997 statistics for Casino Niagara. During the month of November, 649,000 people visited the Casino Niagara, an average of 22,000 persons per day. Casino Niagara made a gross revenue profit of $43.8 million dollars during the month of November.
During the month of August 1997, monthly attendance again exceeded one million visitors while grossing $50.0 million dollars.
During September 1997, Casino Niagara was visited by 811,400 people - an average of 27,000 per day while grossing $ 43.6 million dollars.
Between December of 1996 and September 1997 , Casino Niagara has drawn 5,249,700 people while earning a gross revenue profit of $265 million dollars.
Casino Niagara claims to pay out $1 million per day in winnings - an average of $30 million dollars per month.
During the first three months of 1998, the interim Casino Niagara averaged $52 million dollars per month in gaming revenue and a daily average of 28,480 visitors per day.
In 1998, Casino Niagara made a gross revenue profit of $650 million dollars.
Between April & June 1999, Casino Niagara recorded 27,681 visitors each day and generating an average revenue of $56.5 million dollars each month.
Between July & August 1999, Casino Niagara recorded 32,152 visitors each day and generating an average revenue of $59.8 million dollars each month.
From October 1st to December 31st 2000, Casino Niagara averaged a revenue of $48.1 million dollars per month. This was a drop of $1.4 million dollars when compared to the third fiscal quarter of 1999.
An average 20,489 visitors entered the Casino on a daily basis (the 1999 average was 22,080 daily visitors).
In 2000-2001 Casino Niagara
made a gross profit of $596 million dollars. There were 8.5 million
On June 19th 2002, at 10:15 a.m., Casino Niagara recorded its 50 millionth customer. Joyce Walcott of Toronto, Ontario made the casino history book by walking in the door on Monday morning. It took five years, six months, eight days, one hour and forty-five minutes to reach this goal.
For more Casino Niagara Casino Information:
Reach a representative by telephone at: 1-888-946-3255
Web Site: Casino Niagara
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Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort
In 1998, Mr. Al Palladini, then Minister of Tourism and Economic Development for the Province of Ontario announced the long awaited location for the future site of the permanent Casino in Niagara to be built and operated by the Chicago based Hyatt Development Corporation.
The Hyatt Corporation was the anchor of the Falls Management Company (FMC) consortium that had bid for this opportunity. The Hyatt Company owns 179 hotels and resorts throughout the world. It operates seven casinos and is co-owner of the eighth casino with Circus Circus.
Other members of this successful consortium include the wealthy Latner Family of Toronto, Ontario, Highland Gaming of Chicago owned by Neil Bluhm of JMB Realty Corporation, Olympic V. Associates controlled by Paul L. Snyder, and Falls Entertainment Corporation, co-owned by Toronto sports events promoter Andrej Kepinski and Richard Boxer.
The site selected was a 26 acre parcel of land which is located south-east of the intersection of Murray Street at Fallsview Boulevard (formerly Buchanan Avenue). The property which was owned by Ontario Hydro housed an old brick building which was used for storage and elevator facilities for the Ontario Generating Station located at the base of the Horseshoe Falls. The eastern border of this property rests along the top of the glacial moraine overlooking Queen Victoria Park and will provide an unequalled view of the world famous Falls of Niagara. Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort was built on this parcel of land and was purchased for $40 million dollars.
Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort was opened on June 8th 2004 to invited guests. It was opened to the general public June 10th 2004. Construction had begun in October of 2001.
Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort is located on 6380 Fallsview Boulevard at Murray Street in the City of Niagara Falls. Built at a cost of $1 billion dollars, the 2.5 million square foot complex includes:
The entire building was designed in accordance with the ancient Chinese philosophy of "Feng Shui".
The Avalon Ballroom will offer Las Vegas caliber concerts. It has a seating capacity for 1,500 persons in a richly appointed black and red design with adjustable floor level seating for special events such as boxing matches or fashion shows. Tickets can be purchased at the Casino box office or by calling 1-888-836-8118. Paul Anka was the inaugural performer. Box Office hours - 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
All concert show times begin at 8:30 p.m.
The Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort logo is the "Lady of the Falls" which was developed by Kramer Design Associates of Toronto. It encompasses a lady with a centuries old tradition of long flowing hair that are symbols of good fortune and good luck.
The Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort was financed, designed and built by the Falls Management Company under agreement with the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation. Approximately 2,500 persons are employed at this resort.
The center art piece in the main lobby inside the front entrance is a $10 million dollar structure named the "Hydroteslatron". Designed by Larry Lester, it was constructed using stainless steel, acrylic and LED crystals. incorporates the themes of the power from Niagara Falls and the power transmission inventions of Nikola Tesla. The structure resembling a old power generator utilizes 19,000 litres of water that cascades from the top of the art-piece.
Following two and a half years of construction under the watchful eye of architect Ed Zeidler. His design is based upon what is called "a belle epoque style", a reminder of the late 1800's Victorian luxury.
The outdoor mounted red neon casino signs are 12 storeys in height.
Many Asians believe 4 is an unlucky number so the casino hotel has eliminated the 4th, 14th, 24th, 34th floors as well as the 13th floor.
Unique to this casino is a clock tower built in the middle of the gaming floor (normally clocks are nowhere to be found) and is a first for any such casino. Two of the clock faces tell time in reverse and the clock hands run backwards.
Slot machines range from 5¢ to $100 per play.
Niagara Fallsview Casino is ten times larger than Casino Niagara
It is estimated that 32,000 people per day will visit this casino.
Smoking is allowed on the gaming floor. Air is circulated four times per minute thus smoking will not inconvenience non-smokers.
Table games played are: Baccarat, Blackjack, Caribbean Stud, Casino War, Craps, Let It Ride, Roulette, Spanish 21 and Three-Card Poker.
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Date last updated:
February 20, 2012