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Western Fair Raceway & Slots

Rectory Street, London, Ontario, Canada
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Ranked #40 of 54 Attractions in London
Type: Horse Tracks
Most recent review
- Sep 16, 2014
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English first
London, Ontario
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222 reviews 222 reviews
68 attraction reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

I am not a fan of slot machines in general and find this casino a little depressing as it is basically a lot of retired people losing all their money in the slots. There is blackjack in one corner but it is a machine! No live dealer! The food at all of the events I have been to recently is... More

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25 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I visit the raceway slots a couple times a month. Generally if you go in the morning is is lightly populated. During Fri and the weekend evening hours it can get quite busy. The washrooms are clean, staff pleasant, and generally a good time.

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London, Ontario, Canada
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104 reviews 104 reviews
37 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

I went on Friday night as part of a package: Horse racing, dinner, YukYuks and playing the slots. We were a group of 8 girls and it was so much fun!! I was impressed with the buffett dinner. There was so much selection and it was all good: several salads, fruit/cheese, full turkey dinner, roast beef, fish, pasta bar, veggies,... More

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Saint Thomas, Canada
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

While dining at the restaurant this weekend, watched the wait staff wiping table with a rag that was on the FLOOR! Got to think about that one as the horse crap from anyone's shoe could be on that floor.

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Buffalo, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Watched at least three fixed races where favorites go back at the start and clearly make no effort. Long time fan of the sport who can spot "holders" all day. Brad Forward is a proven criminal yet thet let this hoser race here . Racing judges are either asleep or in the know here. Never play another dollar here, joke.

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Halesworth, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

We have been to Western fair several times, a very enjoyable day out for all the family, one of the must venues to visit when in London Ontario.

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Toronto, Canada
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17 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

I ignored all the above reviews because I am a devout harness racing fan. I have to say this is a 'has been' place. I wish I had not wasted my time. I do not recommend a visit here.

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Ontario, Canada
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11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Hadn't been to the Western Fair for a LONG time. It was a waste of time and money. First of all a dumpy parking lot where they squeezed cars in like sardines, glad we didn't get a ding in our car! It was all midway and shopping, very little agriculture or other things to see. The agriculture building was very... More

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London, Canada
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10 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

I stopped in here after buying YukYuk tickets. It's not a very nice building, and there are only slot machines and video machines to play. No blackjack tables, no poker, no baccarat, no dice, no roulette. You have to pay for drinks while you gamble AND IT'S DECORATED LIKE 1985. The general feeling is drab and dull. I was completely... More

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London, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Spent some time at the Food and Wine show hosted by the Western Fair this weekend. I have been before but thought this year was the best by a mile, huge improvement over previous years. Far more to see and do than ever before, kudo's to Gerry LaHay and his team for a well organized, greatly improved show.

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