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Western Fair Raceway & Slots

Rectory Street, London, Ontario, Canada
519/438-7203
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Ranked #27 of 35 Attractions in London
Type: Horse Tracks, Casinos & Gaming
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English first
Chatham, Canada
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90 reviews 90 reviews
14 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I rarely go to the slots and/or horse races, but Western Raceway is an institution in southern Ontario. Winter time betting is more indoors and the place is filled with your "experts"; I prefer to lay down my $2.00 bet and go outside and watch the horses. There are ample instructions on how to bet and the tellers/cashiers are very... More 

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toronto
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Just visited this Raceway and Casino beautiful raceway and off track facility spotless Casino also spotless a nice variety of games very friendly staff. The only down side was how expensive food was @ The sports bar in the hockey arena area which was recommended to us now I know why we were the only customers on a Friday night... More 

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London, Canada
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55 reviews 55 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The races on Friday night with a buffet is one of the best meals in London ... the food at the casino part is not the best .. more along the line of fast food. Tonnes of parking at every time except during the Western Fair...

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London, Ontario
Top Contributor
253 reviews 253 reviews
85 attraction reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 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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Ontario
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47 reviews 47 reviews
26 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
Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
40 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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
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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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
18 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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