Convergence of Video Gaming and Casino Entertainment in Burlington


By Daniel Fraser

April 10th, 2024



Burlington from the air.

Burlington has always had a diverse economy and embraced many types of industries to continue its success and economic growth. It’s in a prime location within the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, and its economic diversity is shown by the fact that there isn’t one business that dominates employment or GDP.

While various industries, such as business services, transportation, electronics, and food processing, have had a long-standing in the area, we are also seeing new business opportunities thrive, with some interesting convergences. Two of these are video gaming and casino entertainment and below, I’ll take a look at how these industries are growing and the opportunities Burlington residents have for these forms of recreational entertainment.

The Rise in Popularity of Video Gaming and Casino Entertainment

So, is there a convergence in Burlington and are we seeing increased activity in these industries? The evidence certainly points that way, with a range of related businesses continuing to experience success, including online casinos, esports, brick-and-mortar casinos, and gaming venues.

Increased Interest in eSports and Online Casinos

Burlington residents have access to loads of online casinos, where they can play slots, table games, live dealer games, and more. But not all sites are designed the same, for example, payment methods can vary from site to site¾with platforms like Daily Spins Casino accepting a variety of digital and cryptocurrencies, while others might have purchasable currency from their online store. Always seeking to expand and embrace new trends in technology, there is always a constant influx of new casinos trying to carve a space out for themselves online.

Some of the events are huge – do they have the potential to become Olympic level events?

The same can be said for esports too, and while esports as a career is becoming more viable for the younger generation of Canadians, Burlington residents also have access to a range of esports betting sites that are one of the most direct convergences of video gaming and casino entertainment. Here, you can place wagers on popular games like CS:GO, League of Legends, and StarCraft 2.

Although laws are still developing for online gambling activity in Canada, there’s certainly been a huge development in this industry. From this, as you will see below, other offshoots and establishments are also being created that use the principles of online casinos, esports, and video gaming to create hybrid entertainment for Burlington residents.

Brick-and-mortar Casinos In and Around Burlington

While online casinos and esports are becoming a major source of fun for Canadians, so is the availability of brick-and-mortar casinos. Indeed, Burlington and the surrounding towns and cities have a plethora of brick-and-mortar establishments if you prefer a physical experience as opposed to an online one. These include

Elements Casino, Brantford
Elements Casino, Mohawk
Elements Casino, Flamboro
Delta Bingo & Gaming, Burlington
Rocky Mountain Jackpot, Burlington
Gate Casino, Burlington
Rama Gaming House, Mississauga

The Elements Casino brand is one of the most popular in the area, with three establishments around Burlington. These casinos are known for their huge table game floors, plus their food and drink options. You can make a trip to the casino a day out and they are perfect for things like birthday celebrations.

Burlington itself has a handful of venues, too, including Delta Bingo & Gaming, Rocky Mountain Jackpot, and Gate Casino. Many of these establishments also feature video game elements, with their games and the inclusion of classic arcade games, and this is another area where we see an overlap in the industries.

Gaming Opportunities In and Around Burlington

Video gaming, arcade games, and games utilizing new technologies are also seeing a boom in Burlington. There are some incredibly interesting establishments that utilize features from casino entertainment, such as bright lights, epic sound effects, and immersive experiences, together with elements of video and arcade gaming. Three particular examples spring to mind

  • Gametime Social, Burlington
  • Activate, Burlington
  • Zero Latency, Burlington

Gametime Social is a huge, dedicated venue complete with a bar and restaurant, but the main feature is the epic games floor. Here, you can find an endless array of classic arcade games, slot machines, and more. It’s an assault on the senses, but in a good way, and there’s also pool and 9-ball tables too.

In contrast, Zero Latency in Burlington gives customers a free-roam virtual reality experience. The huge room gives you freedom of movement, which is often lacking in home VR setups, and you can embark on amazing VR experiences with up to seven of your friends simultaneously. This shows the adoption of new gaming and casino technologies in Burlington.

Zero Latency in Burlington gives customers a free-roam virtual reality experience.

Could These Industries Continue to Thrive in Burlington and Ontario?

As you can see, casino gaming, video gaming, and esports are booming in this region of Canada, and Burlington residents have an amazing range of brick-and-mortar casinos, video gaming establishments, and online gaming opportunities.

We expect this to only improve and develop further as technologies like VR and online casinos become more widely available. Because of this, we can also expect more overlap between these different industries as they do share many similarities.

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