If you’ve ever heard that Brantford, Ontario doesn’t have much to offer, you are definitely in for a surprise. You’ll find a multitude of activities and events in this town-something for everyone. Among many other things, Brantford is most known for the Brantford OLG Casino.
The Brantford OLG Casino was originally called the Brantford Charity Casino until they removed “charity” from the name and simply called it OLG Brantford Casino. Some of the profits do still go to charities; however, as they go to the Trillium Foundation, which gives the money to qualified charities. The City of Brantford, which is the facility’s host, also gets a portion of the proceeds from the slot machines.
The Brantford OLG Casino opened in 1999 and has been very popular with residents as well as tourists. Open 24 hours, the casino offers 30,000 square feet of gambling space. Featured in this space are 69 table and poker games as well as over 510 gaming machines. A variety of games such as Texas Hold “Em, Caribbean poker, horse racing, blackjack and roulette are available for those feeling lucky. If gambling builds up an appetite, the restaurant Galileo’s Buffet and Grill offers some delicious American cuisine. Other attractive features you’ll find at the Brantford OLG Casino include complimentary drinks, free parking, coat check, gift shop, ATM, currency exchange and handicap access.
For those wanting a break from the bright lights of the casino, nearby you’ll find an upscale theater called the Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts. This beautiful piece of culture offers nightly performances of operas, musicals, concerts and numerous performing arts for visitors and locals. They offer group events as well as matinees. The Sanderson Centre also presents a series of children’s events. For those wishing to stay overnight near the centre, Brantford offers many excellent lodging establishments as well as fine restaurants. If you’re planning a trip to the area, Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts can provide you with a schedule of their upcoming events so you can add them to your itinerary.