Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort

Coordinates: 43°04′58″N 79°04′51″W / 43.082806°N 79.080845°W / 43.082806; -79.080845

The Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort (commonly known as Fallsview Casino) is a resort casino in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. It opened publicly on June 10, 2004. The $1 billion complex overlooks the Horseshoe Falls and is one of the most prominent features of the Niagara skyline. The complex is owned by the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation. As of June 2019, the casino's day-to-day operations are managed by Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment.[1]

Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort
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Fallsview Casino as seen from Fallsview Boulevard
Address 6380 Fallsview Boulevard
Niagara Falls, Ontario
L2G 7X5
Opening dateJune 10, 2004
Themebelle époque
No. of rooms372
Total gaming space200,000 sq ft (19,000 m2)
Permanent showsNone
Signature attractionsNone
Notable restaurants21 Club
Ponte Vechio
R5
Golden Lotus
Casino typeLand-Based
OwnerOntario Lottery and Gaming Corporation
Previous namesNone
Websitehttp://www.fallsviewcasinoresort.com

HistoryEdit

Planning began in February 1998 – Falls Management Group L.C. selected to develop new casino resort. The casino was built on a site that was once the transformer station building for the Ontario Power Company at the foot of Horseshoe Falls. Prior to the casino's construction, the site was also occupied by the Canadian Pacific Railway Montrose Subdivision.

Construction began in 2001 and the resort opened on June 10, 2004.[2]

GroundsEdit

The casino resort complex takes up 230,000 square metres (2,500,000 sq ft). The resort includes a 19,000 square metres (200,000 sq ft) casino that holds over 130 gaming tables, including poker tables; and over 3,500 slot machines. Additionally, the resort includes 18 restaurant, a shopping centre with 30 shops, one nightclub, a 1,400 square metres (15,000 sq ft) fitness spa, and a hotel with 372 rooms and suites. The resort also includes the Avalon Ballroom Theatre with 1,500 seats, with another 5,000 seat entertainment center is being built as of April 2020.

The east façade of the complex retains the walls of the terrace and front entrance of the transformer station built in 1904. The area where the transformers resided is now the Grand Hall convention halls.

At the main entrance is a water feature called 'The Teslatron'. In its first few years of operation, it held night screenings with sound and lighting, but that has stopped in the last few years. At street level there is a fountain that varies its height with the wind so as not to wet pedestrians and passing cars. The resort also includes a parking lot with 3,000 spaces.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Spiteri, Ray (2019-05-24). "New Falls casino operators June 11". The Niagara Falls Review. Retrieved 2019-06-04.
  2. ^ "Fallsview Casino spurs Niagara Falls' growth". Business Journals. June 10, 2014.

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