The Fallsview Casino in Niagara Falls turned 10 on June 10, 2014, celebrating a decade of great gaming.
“This is an incredible milestone for our organization,” said Art Frank, President of Fallsview Casino and Casino Niagara. “Despite the industry’s ebbs and flows, we’ve remained a competitive player in our market, and as we reflect on our achievements and look forward to the next 10 years, we do so with tremendous gratitude to our patrons, employees and partners, who make us one of North America’s premier entertainment and tourist attractions.”
When Fallsview Casino opened to the public on June 10, 2004, it signaled the arrival of Las Vegas-style entertainment in Niagara Falls. The casino represented the largest privately financed construction project in Canada and a defining role in the tourism revitalization of the City and the Region from a seasonal stopover to a year-round destination.
Currently, Fallsview Casino still draws nearly eight million visitors a year and includes 2.5 million square feet of gaming, shopping, dining, hospitality and entertainment. Fallsview has hosted some 2,500 performances including legends like Paul Anka, Sophia Loren, Al Ringo Starr, Carol Burnett, and Aretha Franklin.
Since the legendary Paul Anka christened the Avalon stage with a pair of shows in June 2004, the casino has hosted nearly 2,500 performances spotlighting many of entertainment’s greats such as Sophia Loren, Al Pacino, Ringo Starr, Carol Burnett, Keith Urban, Aretha Franklin, Reba, and more.
Fallsview Casino also hosts many big poker tournaments including its annual Fallsview Poker Classic. It has also hosted one of the most memorable World Poker Tour’s in Canadian history, the WPT North American Poker Championship in 2008 which culminated Canada’s largest prize pool in a single event with $4,403,800.