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Fallsview Casino

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Hotels & Casinos' started by gongoman, Jul 5, 2012.

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  1. gongoman

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    Fallsview Casino-Canada

    Well guess girlfriend wants to go here before our vegas trip in September..Has anyone ever been here>?

    Just want to know how its like if ya can take a minute and fill me in

    Thanks in advance:beer:
     
  2. Nevyn

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    I'm pretty familiar with it, what would you like to know?
     
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    Well ist for me that is--Can i smoke in casino?

    Also does this casino offer free drinks if i'm spending money on slots etc..

    For her--Restaurant -21 club is it worth me taking dress up clothes or just stick to the buffets..

    Thanks
     
  4. Nevyn

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    No. Under provincial law, they aren't allowed to permit smoking in enclosed public areas.

    I believe they have some sort of sheltered outdoor area for smokers to visit, but as a non-smoker I haven't tried it.

    Non-alcoholic beverages are free while you're playing.

    Booze you have to pay for.

    Again, this is a legal restriction and not the casino being cheap. Ontario also has a 2am last call for booze, so if you're a night owl, you won't be able to drink between 2am and 11am.

    I haven't tried the buffet there or 21 club (I usually drive for an afternoon/evening rather than stay there).

    If you want something different, there are a couple brazilian steakhouses right nearby (one just across the street, and the other a 5 minute walk). Copacabana is the one I've been to, and the food is good, as well as being an entertaining spot (with live music and a little show by dancers every hour or so).


    Other random notes:

    • Table games, you can expect mostly $25 and above limits on friday and saturday nights. Usually one $15 table per game. Craps I think is usually $15 min.
    • The Poker room will have a giant wait list on those nights as well.
    • Canada does not tax gambling winnings, so a jackpot is all yours (technically I think Americans are meant to declare it and pay taxes on their way home).
     
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    Ok thanks for info--Guess i'll be drinking heavy in room ha--Thanks for info on eatin places as she loves dining out and enjoying a few bottles of wine after a long day off gambling and hopefully winning :beer:

    Guess my smoking will be an issue but guess i can take it in stride..
     
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    The only time I was there was the opening week. 2004.

    It is very Vegasy. Big, slick. The whole thing.

    My biggest memory was the head snap I did when the cocktailer came by saying, "Last Call". They didn't serve past 2am.
     
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    If you're going to bring your own booze to pre-drink in the room, I'd recommend buying at least some of it before coming over to Canada.

    There is a limit to how much you can bring in to the country (basically 24 beers or one big bottle of wine or hooch) before paying duty.

    But you'll find buying beer and liquor both more expensive and less convenient once inside Canada. It is taxed heavily and has to be sold in designated stores (LCBO for liquor and beer or The Beer Store for just beer).

    Let me know if you want some more details on Copacabana. Me and my friends tend to go there a couple times a year.
     
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    When the exchange rates went down, I stopped going. Not because of the gambling really but because the food and drink prices are outrageous to the area in my opinion. $19 for one person for breakfast at Perkins? And that was 9 years ago when I was actually getting $1.30 CA for my $1 US. Beer will cost you $5+ now....and thats low end domestic. Mix drinks I am not sure...
     
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    There are 3-4 hotels very close, within walking distance, which seem to cost much less per night than the actual Fallsview hotel. I would normally just stay at the same place I'm playing, but as close as these places are, you should look into that to save a bit.

    The casino itself seemed to be pretty current on slots and had all the major table games running last time I was there (3-4 yrs ago mind you).
     
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    The BETTER DEAL is right across the bridge in NYS.....you could walk across the bridge if you want....very short bride.......I believe it's the Rainbow Bridge.........

    But anyway's.......at Seneca Niagara just on the NYS side you can smoke anywhere you want in the casino and they give you FREE drinks while playing table or slots or just go to a bar and play video poker....table limits are usually better also.
     
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