Casino Promotions at Canadian Casinos

By Ben Hamill - May 26 2016

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Casino promotions can add a significant amount of earnings to a player’s gaming experience. Casinos try to offer the best promotions possible in order to draw in the largest number of people. Casino promotions generally include credits for the casino’s drinks, credits to the casino’s restaurants, tickets to the casino’s entertainment events and even credits for casino hotel accommodations.

Some people enjoy their promotional bonuses as a welcome addition to their gambling adventure while others consider each casino’s promotions carefully before deciding in which casino to gamble.

Amongst the casinos themselves, there are differing ways to view the casino promos. Some casinos offer their own promotions while others collaborate with neighboring casinos or join in with the casino promotions that are offered through their provincial lottery and gaming corporation. These offers ensure that the same kind of promos are provided at all casinos located throughout the province.

We suggest that gamers check out a casino’s website to determine the exact promotions offered at each locale. Here is a selection of Canadian casino promotions to get you started.

Ontario Casinos

The Ontario casinos offer promotions via the Ontario Lotteries and Gambling Corporation, the province’s designated authority for operating, regulating and monitoring Ontario casinos and other gaming venues. OLG casinos make it easy to access and use the promos through their Winner’s Circle Rewards program. Once you become a Winner’s Circle Rewards member you can use your card at all OLG Slots and Casino locations anywhere in Ontario. As you play you earn points and those points can be redeemed for cashback or gift cards for off-casino site purchases at Bon Appetit, Petro-Canada and Sears. You also receive access to the casinos’ own on-site promotional offers.

To join the Winner’s Circle Rewards program, go to a casino or slots venue (the slots rooms are generally located at racetracks) and fill in the registration materials for your free card. Show your government-issued photo ID (you must be 19 years of age or older to play at an Ontario casino or slots venue) and start accruing points on your card. These points are transferrable from casino to casino so all of your gambling activities from all casino locales add up on your card. The points are calculated electronically.

British Columbia

The British Columbia casinos are also united in their promotional offers which they promote through the British Columbia Lotteries Corporation (BCLC). BCLC casinos award points that players can redeem for casino swag through their Encore Rewards program which is accepted at all BCLC casinos. To become an Encore Rewards member, fill out the encore Rewards Application form (hard copy) and bring it to your local BC casino. Submit it to the Guest Services desk and receive an Encore Rewards card. You’ll earn points on your Rewards card based on the games that you play

  • If you play slots you receive 1 point for every $1 that you play
  • If you play ePoker or eRoulette you receive 4 points for every $5 that you play
  • If you play eBlackjack or eBaccarat you receive 1 point per every $5 that you play

Other BCLC casino promotions include casino bonuses that are individual to the local casinos. At Langley the Wheelin’ Wednesday promo involves a $150 free gas bonus on bingo and additional game cards when you purchase a Wednesday food special at Coasters. There are free games played daily at 2:00p.m. and 9:00p.m. At the Elements, Hard Rock and River Rock casinos your Encore card can win you entry to Early Bird draws. There’s free slots play at Hastings on Mondays and Tuesdays and Hi-Lo contests in which you win cash prizes if you correctly guess whether the next card will be higher or lower.


In Manitoba the casino promotions are specific to the casino in which you are playing. Two of the biggest Winnipeg casinos, the Club Regent Casino and the McPhillips Station casino, offer $10 in free play during your birthday month and other Club Card rewards which include member discounts at casino restaurants and lounges, valet service parking and gift store discounts. You can also apply your Club Card points for tickets to the Prairie Theatre for a $15 percent discount on entertainment events. Some of the other Winnipeg casino promotional events include Yard Card gifts, multiplied player points, casino cash and other promotional activities.


Montreal Casinos, among Canada’s biggest casinos, enjoy a high return rate, thanks in part to the Quebec casinos’ lucrative bonus package. Once you obtain a Privilèges Club Card you’ll be able to enjoy the benefits of Quebec casino membership which include points and comps redeemable for cash Plus casino benefits which are based on membership level. These bonuses are accessible through all Quebec casinos and are applied to all Quebec casino activities.

The three-tierPrivilèges Club benefits include differing numbers of points based on the games. Privilèges Club gamers receive new member gifts, invitations to enter exclusive promotions, birthday and Christmas gifts, priority registration at the casino-affiliated Hilton lac-Learmy, casino amenities at the Casino de Mont-Tremblant and the Casino de Montreal partner hotels, rebates on accommodations at the Hilton Lac-Leamy and the Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu hotels, discounts on specific shows at the Théâtre Le Quebec, Rebates on tickets to shows at the Casino du Lac-Leamy, Access to the Casino de Montréal’s Platine section, discounts at Quebec casino restaurants, discounts at the lounge restaurant at the Casino de Mont-Tremblant — the Altitude seafood and grill, priority access to Casino de Montréal and the Casino du Lac-Leamy restaurants, valet service at the Casino de Montréal, the Casino du Lac-Leamy and the Casino de Mont-Tremblant, access to the High Limits Lounge and more.

If you’re not sure about a casino’s promotional activities, ask — the bonuses add significant give-aways and take-home gifts to your casino events. Many casinos also offer special promotions on specific days of the week or seasons of the year so check these promotions out before you enter the casino to start playing.