Windsor, Ontario is the southernmost city in Canada. The Detroit River is to the north of the city, which separates it from Detroit, Michigan. In 2011, Windsor had an urban population of 276,165, making it the 16th largest population center in Canada. Windsor is widely known to be a major contributor to Canada’s automotive sector, though it has much to offer by means of history and culture.
Tourism and Hospitality Industry in Windsor
The Tourism industry contributes heavily to the economy of the wider Ontario area, especially in the border cities with large casinos and entertainment hubs, among them Windsor, Cornwall, Sarnia and Niagara Falls. These Ontario gaming and entertainment centers attract millions of visitors from other countries, mostly from the United States and Europe.
Windsor’s economy is primarily based on manufacturing, tourism, education, and government services. The city boasts an extensive riverfront parks system and fine restaurants, such as those on Erie Street in Windsor’s Little Italy called “Via Italia”, another popular tourist destination. The Lake Erie North Shore Wine Region in Essex County has enhanced tourism in the region.
Windsor has a well-established tourism industry. Caesars Windsor, the largest Windsor casino gaming center to date, and one of the biggest in Canada, ranks as one of the largest local employers. It has been a major draw for U.S. visitors since opening in 1994 (as Casino Windsor). Further, the 1,150-kilometre (710 mi) Quebec City – Windsor Corridor contains 18 million people, with 51% of the Canadian population and three out of the five largest metropolitan areas, according to the 2011 Census.
Casino Gaming Hubs in Windsor
Windsor, Ontario has 2 casinos in which you’ll find more than 3,350 slots and gaming machines. There are a total of 95 table games in these two Windsor casino gaming centers. Poker is, of course, also highly popular in this city. Players and visitors can enjoy 14 live poker tables in the city.
In addition to Poker, the following casino classic games could be enjoyed as well: Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Baccarat, Slot machines, Keno, Video Poker, Pai Gow Poker, Caribbean Stud Poker, Let it Ride, NL Texas Hold’em, Omaha Hi-Lo, Limit Holdem, 7 Card Stud, and Horse racing.