Caesars Windsor is a large hotel and casino resort in Windsor, Ontario. It is one of only four hotels casinos ain the Windsor Detroit area. The resort is owned by the government of the province of Ontario, but is run and managed by Caesars Entertainment, an international company that has many casinos in its portfolio. The creation of the Caesars Windsor was a leading factor in legalizing gambling in nearby Detroit. A large portion of the casinos profits are returned to provincial government of Ontario each year.
History of the Caesars Windsor
IN 1993 the Ontario government and Caesars World decided to go into partnership to create a large province owned casino in Windsor, overlooking the skyline of Detroit on the other side of the river. The casino opened at a temporary location in May 1994 and at the time was Ontario’s first ever casino. The casino was wildly popular, attracting customers from both Canada and the US. Queues to get in went all the way around the building. Due to the popularity of the casino, it was announced that a river boat would be brought in and incorporated as a part of the resort, hosting a new casino floor. The Northern Belle was brought in and remained open until July 1998 when the permanent casino opened its doors to the public with much pomp and circumstance. The opening night had a James Bond theme. The resort now boasted a waterfall, a tropical entrance, hotel, five restaurants, gift shops and an entertainment lounge. In June 2008 the resort was expanded to include a new convention centre, and a whole new hotel tower.
The Casino at Caesars Windsor
The casino at the Caesars Windsor features the highest posted limits in the Detroit area and all of Ontario for table games. These of course can be found in a private high rollers area, with its own cashiers cage and complimentary refreshments. A number of different table games are available to high rollers and regular players alike, including Baccarat, Pai Gow, Let It Ride and of course Blackjack and Poker. Slots are well represented with various titles and styles including many progressives. Caesars Windsor also plays host to the Titan 360, which is a 10 foot tall 5800 pound slot machine. Only 26 of these were ever built, so it is something of a rarity. Other games offered include Keno, Bingo and a sports book.
Staying and Playing at the Caesars Windsor
The hotel at Caesars Windsor boasts a AAA Four Diamond award for all of its rooms and suites. 758 rooms spread out over two towers overlook the Detroit River and the US on the other side. The hotel has also earned it 4 Green Key certificate, which guarantees that the hotel keeps up with the latest environmental developments. Dining at the Caesars Windsor is provided by no less than eight restaurants, ranging from fine dining to casual to quick bites. Room service is of course also available twenty four hours a day and offers all of the choices too. Live entertainment happens every night with a variety of shows and acts at a variety of venues. The 5000 seat theatre plays host to large acts like Jeff Dunham and Alice Cooper. A number of night clubs and bars provide DJ’s and smaller acts along with things like trivia nights. The hotel has its own on site spa offering a number of world-class treatments. A gym and sauna are open all day and all night for hotel guests and the indoor pool welcomes families year round.