Guide Book

Think you don’t need a gambling guide? Think again. Did you know that the gambling industry is growing at an unprecedented rate and is expected to increase by $9 billion in the next years? It’s no wonder the industry is constantly evolving with more operators coming into the market and bringing new features with them. At Playcasinos.ca, not only do we choose the top rated online casinos for our esteemed players, but we also do our utmost to guide and update them about all matters related to online gaming.  

This is precisely why our nifty gambling guides will help you stay on top things, whether it’s the newest slot releases, or the latest regulatory changes. From casino games to responsible gaming we have you covered.

Guide to Gambling in Canada

If you happen to be a Canadian player looking to find some guidance and advice in relation to online casinos, you’ve come to the right place. Our in-depth casino guides have been created with you in mind; we can help you get more familiar with the ins and outs of online casinos while giving you the tools to navigate your online gaming journey in a more controlled manner.

Guide to How Online Casinos Operate

Guide to Responsible Online Gambling Practices

Casino FAQs

When were casinos invented?

The first official casinos or gambling houses appeared in Italy in the 1600s.

What is the oldest casino in the world?

The Casino di Venezia, in Venice, Italy. It was founded in 1638 and is still in operation today!

Where are there casinos in Canada?

There are casinos in all of Canada’s provinces, but most are located in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and Quebec. Quebec’s Casino de Montréal is actually the largest in all of Canada!

Can casino employees gamble?

Casino employees are generally forbidden from gambling at the casinos where they work, but they are not restricted from gambling at other establishments, or online.

What kind of ID do you need to get into a casino?

You will need photo identification issued by the government, which includes your date of birth. Examples of acceptable casino ID in Canada include your driver’s licence, your passport, your citizenship card, your Canadian Armed Forces Identification Card, Secure Indian Status Card, or your Permanent Resident Card.

Can you go to a casino if you’re pregnant?

Yes, you can. There are no legal restrictions against going to a casino when you are pregnant. However, it is advisable to steer clear of the smoking areas to avoid exposure to second-hand smoke.

Can casino security arrest you?

No, but if you commit a crime in a casino or are a wanted person, the casino security team can detain you until the police arrive.

Which online casinos are legit?

Legit online casinos always hold a valid license from a gambling authority, such as Malta, Sweden, or the UK. Always check for this certificate before you start playing. It is usually clearly marked at the bottom of the homepage.

Are casino bonuses worth it?

It depends entirely on what kind of player you are. For more information on casino bonuses, click here.

Are casino winnings taxable in Canada?

Under the Canadian Income Tax Act, all winnings from playing casino games at a land casino are taxable. However, casino winnings from playing at an online casino are not – unless you are a professional gambler and count it as your main source of revenue.

Why does the casino always win?

A casino is a business, so it needs to win more often than it loses in order to stay afloat – hence, the house edge. As a player, it’s important to know when to cut your losses. For more information on responsible gambling, click here.

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