Gambling in Canada has a long history, with indigenous peoples engaging in various forms of gambling for centuries. These activities included betting on games and events. The modern casino era in Canada began in the early 1970s when the government of Manitoba introduced government-run casinos. Several other provinces followed suit, legalizing and regulating casinos as a means to generate revenue and combat illegal gambling. The first commercial casino in Canada was the Casino Windsor (now Caesars Windsor), which opened in Windsor, Ontario, in 1994. It was one of the first casinos in North America to be located outside of Nevada.