Review written by Sophie Couard, on March 11, 2016.
The Casino de Charlevoix in La Malbaie is located 150 km east of Quebec City and less than 90 minutes drive from the international airport Jean Lesage. The establishment was opened on June 24, 1994. It is located in the former summer theatre of the famous Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu, a prestigious 5-star hotel that was built in the 19th century on the cliffs of Pointe-au-Pic. This scenic location is famous for indescribable beauty and breathtaking scenery, and has been popular with tourists for over a century.
You can also find one of the most important casinos in Canada in this magnificent location, and you can find out what the casino has to offer in our review about it.
A large and varied game selection
The games room of the establishment stretches over 6,500 m² and is open 24 hours, 7 days a week. Access is restricted to adults aged 18 years or older. Visitors looking younger than 25 years will be expected to present a valid photographic ID that was issued by a government authority.
The slot machines
The Casino de Charlevoix has a large selection of slots with almost 1,000 devices accepting bets from 1 cent to $100, which are distributed throughout establishment. Fans of these games can enjoy:
- traditional mechanical slot machines,
- modern video slot machines,
- video poker games,
- video keno,
- video bingo,
- electronic blackjack,
- electronic roulettes,
- electronic sic bo,
- games with progressive jackpots.
The table games
Those who prefer traditional games can find 20 tables offering the following games:
- free bet blackjack,
- high card flush,
- three card poker,
- Caribbean poker,
- poker grand prix boni,
- pai gow poker,
- ultimate hold'em poker,
The Casino de Charlevoix offers you the opportunity to participate in one of their many texas hold'em tournaments which are held regularly with or without limits and from $1/$2. The atmosphere in the room is modern and friendly, and you are surrounded by screens showing important current sporting events.
The establishment also has a room where you can play Keno. This lottery game can be enjoyed by players in a nice atmosphere and you can get a ticket for a minimum of $2. The ticket prices can be increased by $0.50 afterwards, depending on what you like to bet.
Inside a prestigious building
As I already mentioned in the introduction, the Casino de Charlevoix in La Malbaie is situated in the old summer theatre of the famous Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu, and this means that the casino is not the only service of the establishment. This tourist complex also offers accommodation, dining and bars where you can enjoy a relaxing drink. You can find out more about the other services in the next paragraphs.
You can enjoy a drink and relax between the games in the following bars:
- the Bar at the Casino is located in the heart of the games room and offers a relaxed atmosphere with live entertainment every Friday and Saturday night,
- the bar La Brise has a relaxing atmosphere and offers a beautiful view over the river Saint-Laurent.
You can visit the following restaurants for lunch and dinner:
- the Bistro La Timonerie that has a menu with quick snacks and an outdoor terrace with a beautiful panoramic view,
- the Charlevoix that allows you to discover regional cuisine made from fresh local produce,
- the Saint Laurent that allows us to enjoy a self-service buffet with different dishes and a relaxed atmosphere,
- the Bellerive that offers a good selection of local dishes that can be enjoyed on a sunny terrace.
The Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu has a tradition of hospitality, romance and elegance. This prestigious 5-star luxury hotel has 405 luxury rooms and suites offering all amenities. The rooms are nicely decorated and spacious, they all have a nice bathroom and very comfortable bedding.
In short, the Casino de Charlevoix in La Malbaie has a lot to offer. First of all, there is the beautiful location and the prestigious building, which are definitely a reason to visit the place.
Then there is also the casino itself which is worth a visit. The game selection is fantastic, and you can even find dedicated areas with keno and many different table games.
By car : Route 138 to Baie-Saint-Paul from the scenic route 362.
By Bus : Bus service to the Casino Charlevoix from Québec and Baie-Comeau.
24 hours, 7 days a week.