Review written by Sophie Couard, May 18, 2016.
The spectacular Casino du Lac-Leamy in Gatineau is located in the prestigious Hilton Hotel Lac-Leamy, which is a short distance from the lake in Gatineau and just 5 minutes from downtown Ottawa. The establishment is managed by the Société des Casinos du Québec, a subsidiary of Loto-Québec, and has welcomed 3 million visitors since its opening in 1996.
It must be acknowledged that the establishment has a lot to offer, as you will find out in the following paragraphs, but the location is also very appealing, as the establishment is located in the suburbs of the capital of Canada, right at a lake. The cold winters and hot summers attract many tourists, as there are activities for everyone, such as skiing, sledding, hiking, walking, or simply admiring the snowy landscape in winter, and in summer you can enjoy the many parks for a walk. The many cultural activities and buildings can be visited in every season, such as the old quarter of the Byward Market, the cathedral of Notre Dame or Parliament Hill.
In short, there is always plenty to do at the Casino du Lac-Leamy in Gatineau and the surrounding area.
A huge game selection
The games room of the complex measures 6,500 m². The room can be accessed by adults only, that is to say, everyone over the age of 18. Visitors who look younger than 25 years will be asked to present a valid photographic ID that was issued by a government authority.
The slot machines
The selection of slot machines is almost 1,700 devices from 1 cent to $100, and players can enjoy the following types:
- mechanical slot machines,
- video slots,
- video poker,
- video bingo,
- video keno,
- electronic roulettes,
- electronic blackjack,
- electronic sic bo,
- games where you can win a progressive jackpot.
The table games
Those who prefer the more traditional table games can find the following games at 60 tables:
- la bataille,
- blackjack switch,
- ez baccarat,
- free bet blackjack,
- high card flush,
- three card poker,
- Caribbean poker,
- u poker ez pai gow,
- poker grand prix boni,
- pai gow poker,
- ultimate texas hold'em,
- wheel of fortune,
- sic bo,
- Spanish 21.
The poker room has a friendly and modern design and features multiple screens showing international sporting events. There are several tables with texas hold’em limit and no limit games from $1/$2.
The complex also has a large space for Keno. Fans of this lottery game can enjoy a great game in a nice atmosphere, where you can play with a minimum of $2 per ticket. The ticket prices can be increased by $0.50 increments afterwards.
Accommodation, dining and drinking
Gambling is not the only thing you can do at the Casino du Lac-Leamy in Gatineau. The establishment also offers many other services. There are places for lunch, dinner and drinks, and you can also catch a show and sleep in a room of the prestigious hotel.
The Hilton Lac-Leamy has been part of the establishment since 2001. The hotel has a total of 349 rooms and suites including:
- the double classique of 31 m²,
- the king deluxe of 41 m²,
- the junior suite of 48 m²,
- the murphy suite of 48 m².
The hotel also has:
- an indoor swimming pool,
- an outdoor swimming pool,
- a luxurious spa with 17 treatment rooms,
- a gym,
- a private lounge,
- meeting rooms,
- a restaurant with a terrace,
- a cigar bar.
You can visit the following restaurants:
- the Baccara that has a gourmet menu,
- the Arôme offering grilled and sea food specialties,
- the Banco Bistro with a soup and salad self-service buffet,
- the Café offering a large choice of sandwiches, salads and snacks,
- the TGV that has a fast food menu and a relaxed atmosphere.
If you want to enjoy a drink or party a bit you can visit:
- the Bar 7 located in the centre of the games room,
- the Bar Poker next to the texas hold'em tables,
- the Bacchus that has a lounge atmosphere,
- the Club Aléa where you can dance all night long.
The establishment also has a theatre that opened along with the Hilton Hotel in 2001. You can see many shows there, such as:
- comedy shows,
The Casino du Lac-Leamy in Gatineau has some great assets to attract visitors. The establishment has many amenities and the actual casino is also worth visiting. The casino is very big and has a very large and diverse game selection. There is something for everyone, and especially the keno room will make fans of this lottery game really happy.
By car : Motorway 5 – Exit n°3 Boulevard du casino.
By bus : Line 21 of the Société de transport de l'Outaouais.
24 hours, 7 days a week.