If you are looking to place some bets while watching sports then the city of Toronto and its surrounding areas has some great options for a variety of needs. If you are looking to make a trip out of it, try one of the casinos a short distance from the city. Looking to watch live racing? The Woodbine Racetrack is a national landmark. Looking to lay low? Off track betting and online sports betting are both great options in the city. Here are our favourites.

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Woodbine Racetrack

Toronto’s own Woodbine Racetrack is a great place to bet on sports. It is a racetrack for thoroughbred horse racing and is run by the Woodbine Entertainment Group. Canada’s most well known horse race, The Queen’s Plate, takes place here every year. The track was first opened in 1956 and has been extensively updated over the years. Since 1994, Woodbine Racetrack has had three racecourses. The Casino at Woodbine has over 200 electronic gambling tables, over 3,500 slot machines as well as table games including blackjack, roulette and baccarat. Woodbine Racetrack is located at 555 Rexdale Boulevard.


There are several casinos that you can visit near Toronto. If you want to go South to Niagara Falls, you can visit Casino Niagara or Fallsview Casino. Visit this phenomenal natural attraction while catching live shows. Watch sports at the many bars and lounges and play the many games available at both locations.

If you want to go North, check out Great Blue Heron Casino, located near Peterborough. Take some day trips to explore the outdoors as here you are surrounded by some of the most beautiful nature in the world. Spend your days hiking or canoeing and your evenings playing slots, table games and placing bets over drinks with friend or family.

Off Track Betting

Looking to rent a VIP room to watch the game with access to a bar and betting? Places around Toronto like Champions have access to off track better, screens and rental rooms, drinks and more. Catch up with friends in front of a large screen TV without the need to host at home. If you just want to hang out at a local spot without the fuss, these venues are located in major areas like the Danforth and Bloor West.

Betting Online

If you don’t want to have to go out, or plan a day around your athletic wagers, you can always place bets while watching hockey from home. With our cold winters this ia sometimes the smartest decision as well.

It is an exciting year for Leafs fans with an amazing roster of young and talented players. There are websites that will show your NHL betting odds, making it easier to win from the comfort of your couch. You can play over / under or props bets and take the game to a new level of fun. Hockey props with friends is always a ton of fun.



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