Only by looking at live poker in Toronto or live poker in Ontario can we build up a complete picture of the industry’s structure. So, with this in mind, here’s where to find the best live poker Canada has to offer. The following breakdown contains overviews of the best casinos in each province. You can click here to see all the places you can play live poker in Canada.
If you don’t fancy traveling to a live casino in Canada, make sure you check out our recommended Canadian online poker rooms.
ALL LIVE POKER ROOMS IN CANADA
Ace Poker Room at Cash Casino Calgary
- Address: 4040 Blackfoot Trail Southeast, Calgary, AB T2G4E6
Enjoy a mixture of cash games and MTTs at this casino. Cash game limits start at $1/3 and scale up to $2/$5. MTTs typically cost between $65 and $200 to enter.
- Address: 421 12th Avenue South East, Calgary, AB T2G1A5
As well as automatic shuffle machines, a cocktail service, and tableside massages, Cowboys Casino has 14 poker tables. Weekly tournaments are available but cash games dominate here with $1/2 Hold’em available at all times and $2/$5 at peak times.
Deerfoot Inn & Casino
- Address: 1000, 11500 35th Street SE, Calgary, AB T2Z3W4
This casino offers 10 Canadian poker tables with a variety of Vegas-style services, including comps, cocktails, and tableside dining. The weekly tournament schedule is given a boost at certain times of the year with mid-stakes festivals where buy-ins can range from $100 up to $1,000.
Elbow River Casino
- Address: 218 18th Avenue Southeast, Calgary, AB T2G1L1
This is one of Alberta’s largest poker rooms offering 14 tables at peak times. Games run daily until 3am and, as well as comps and tableside services, you can play low, mid, and high stakes Hold’em and Omaha cash games up to $20/$40.
Great Northern Casino
- Address: 10910 107 Avenue, Grande Prairie, AB T8V7R2
There might only be four poker tables at Great Northern Casino but they offer a great mix of games. Daily tournaments cost up to $120 and you can find Hold’em, Omaha, and Dealer’s Choice cash games up to $2/$5.
Pure Casino Calgary
- Address: 1420 Meridian Rd. NE, Calgary, AB T2A2N9
As one of the largest poker rooms in Alberta, Pure Casino offers 10 tables of MTT and cash game action. The main focus is cash games, with Hold’em and Omaha tables running on a regular basis. You can also find $25/$50 games at peak times.
Pure Casino Edmonton
- Address: 7055 Argyll Road, Edmonton, AB T6C4A5
This casino's poker room is open 24/7 and houses 12 tables. Unlike its counterparts in Calgary and Lethbrigdge, Pure Casino Edmonton does have a busy tournament schedule with buy-ins starting at $80. You can also play $1/$3 and $2/$5 cash games.
Pure Casino Yellowhead
- Address: 12464 153 Street NW, Edmonton, AB T5V1S5
There are 13 poker tables open from 10am until 3am Sunday to Wednesday at this casino. From Thursday to Saturday there’s 24/7 action with Hold’em and Omaha cash games ranging from $1/$3 to $2/$5.
River Cree Casino
- Address: 300 East Lapotac Blvd., Spruce Grove, AB T7X3Y3
River Cree has 13 poker tables and often runs big tournament festivals. However, when the demand for cash games gets too great, MTTs are put on the backburner (as they were in August 2021). Hold’em, Omaha, and Dealer’s Choice cash games range from $1/$2 to $15/$30.
Starlight Casino Edmonton
- Address: 2710, 8882-170th Street, Edmonton, AB T5T4J2
At Starlight Casino you’ll have eight poker tables available until the early hours of the morning during the week and 24 hours at the weekend. Cash games are the focus at this venue.
Other Alberta Card Rooms:
- Camrose Casino (Camrose)
- Cash Casino Red Deer (Red Deer)
- Casino Dene (Cold Lake)
- Eagle River Casino (Whitecourt)
- Grey Eagle Casino (Calgary)
- Pure Casino Lethbridge (Lethbridge)
- Rivers Casino Entertainment Centre (Ft. Mcmurray)
- Stoney Nakoda Casino (Bighorn)
- Address: 20393 Fraser Hwy, Langley, BC V3A7N2
Six tables, 24/7 action, and in-house comps make this a great place to play poker in British Columbia. Tournaments aren’t common but low and mid-stakes cash games are.
Grand Villa Casino
- Address: 4331 Dominion Street, Burnaby, BC V5G1C7
This is one of BC’s poker rooms that was temporarily closed in 2021. Under normal conditions, this venue offers 12 tables and 24/7 action.
- Address: 39 Smithe Street, Vancouver, BC V6B1C1
When it’s not closed due to local COVID restrictions, Parq poker room boasts 11 tables that offer a mixture of cash games and tournaments running 24/7.
- Address: 1300 Water Street, Kelowna, BC V1Y9P3
This intimate poker room in British Columbia hosts four cash game tables. Games run from 4.30pm until 2am, Wednesday to Sunday.
River Rock Casino
- Address: 8811 River Road, Richmond, BC V6X3P8
River Rock’s racebook is now located inside the poker room. That means there are plenty of fish willing to sit down at one of the five poker tables and play some Hold’em.
Other BC Card Rooms
- Chances Fort St. John (Ft. St John)
- Treasure Cove Casino (Prince George)
- Address: Highway 10, The Pas, MB R0B2J0
Comps and cash games are the order of the day at this four-table poker room. Buy-ins at this Manitoba poker room typically range from $100 to $400.
Club Regent Casino
- Address: 1425 Regent Ave. West, Winnipeg, MB R2C3B2
This is the biggest poker room in Manitoba and it features 16 tables. Cash games and tournaments run from 1.15pm until 3am every day.
Casino New Brunswick
- Address: 21 Casino Drive, Moncton, NB E1G0R7
The poker room at this casino is temporarily closed (August 2021). However, when it reopens, you’ll be able to play tournaments and cash games. There’s also a bad beat jackpot.
St. Mary's Entertainment Centre
- Address: 185 Gabriel Drive, Fredericton, NB E3A5V9
This might be a bingo hall but it offers some juicy Hold’em cash games at three different tables every Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
Casino Nova Scotia Halifax
- Address: 1983 Upper Water Street, Halifax, NS B3J3Y5
When it’s not temporarily closed due to COVID-19 restrictions, this casino has six poker tables offering Hold’em action from 12pm until 2am Sunday to Thursday, and until 4am on weekends.
Casino Nova Scotia Sydney
- Address: 525 George Street, Sydney, NS B1P1K5
You can earn comps at this poker room while you play cash games on one of its four tables between 6pm and 2am, Wednesday to Sunday.
- Address: 377 Riverside Drive East, Windsor, ON N9A7H7
Owned by Caesars Entertainment, this casino offers games until 6am during the week and 24 hours at weekends. There are 16 tables offering tournaments with buy-ins topping $1,000 and cash games with stakes starting at $1/$2.
- Address: 25705 Falls Avenue, Niagara Falls, ON L2E6T3
Casino Niagara has one of the largest poker rooms in Canada. It boasts an impressive 26 tables. That means you can play tournaments, cash games, and compete for a bad beat jackpot worth $100,000+.
- Address: 6380 Fallsview Blvd., Niagara Falls, ON L2G7X5
As well as 16 poker tables offering 24/7 cash game action and tournaments with buy-ins topping $1,000, this casino’s biggest selling point is the fact it’s located next to Niagara Falls.
Prince Edward Island
Red Shores Casino at Charlottetown Driving Park
- Address: 46 Kensington Rd, PO Box 308, Charlottetown, PE C1A9S8
Poker on Prince Edward Island takes place at Red Shores Casino. There are five tables and cash games start at $1/$2. Games usually run from mid-afternoon until 2am.
Casino de Montreal
- Address: 1 Avenue Du Casino, Montreal, QC H3C4W7
This is one of the newest poker rooms in Quebec. It offers 24/7 action across 24 tables. The aim is to offer low, mid, and high stakes cash games and tournaments.
Casino du Lac-Leamy
- Address: 1 Boulevard du Casino, Gatineau, QC J8Y6W3
Casino du Lac-Leamy has one of the best poker rooms in Canada. It’s 16 tables are active throughout the day and night, with Hold’em cash games for Canadian players at all levels.
Playground Poker Club
- Address: 1500 Unit C Route 138, Kahnawake, QC J0L1B0
If there’s a major tournament taking place in Canada, such as a WPT event, it’s probably happening at Playground Poker Club. This 20-table venue is open 24/7 and, as well as great MTTs, it has cash games at all levels.
Poker Palace Montreal
- Address: 247 Rte 132, Kahnawake, QC J0L1B0
Live poker in Canada doesn’t get much bigger and better than the Palace. Although games are only open from 6pm until 2am Wednesday to Sunday, there are 32 tables. That means you can enjoy cash games and tournaments at various buy-ins and in multiple formats.
Other Quebec Card Rooms:
- Casino de Charlevoix (La Malbaie)
- Casino de Mont-Tremblant (Mont-Tremblant)
- Address: 1880 Saskatchewan Drive, Regina, SK S4P0B2
The biggest poker room in Saskatchewan is located inside Casino Regina. Its nine tables are open daily from 12pm until 4am and, although Hold’em cash games dominate, there is scope to request other variants.
Gold Horse Casino
- Address: 3910 41st Street, Lloydminster, SK S9V2A5
This poker room is all about cash game action. There are two tables to choose from. One typically offers $1/$2 Hold’em, the other is a little more flexible and other games can be requested.
Other Card Rooms in Saskatchewan:
- Gold Eagle Casino (Lloydminster)
- Northern Lights Casino (Prince Albert)
- Painted Hand Casino (Yorkton)
Other Canadian Regions
If you want to play live poker in these regions, you’ll need to check out the local home game circuit:
- Northwest Territories
- Newfoundland and Labrador
Why Choose Legal Live Canadian Card Rooms
As well as the reasons you should use legal live poker Canada venues, there are some other things to look out for. The live Canadian poker rooms we’ve listed have these qualities and more:
Safe places where cashouts and prizes are guaranteed.
Reputable and safe.
Fast, trained dealers to keep games efficient.
Codes of conduct to keep things friendly.
Anti-cheating policies to stop collusion and such.
Cash games that suit your bankroll
Daily and weekly tournaments with special festivals and guarantees
Table service, tableside dining, and massages.
A comps program and/or some type of rake incentive.
Bad beat jackpots and regular promotions for regulars/members.