Review written by Sophie Couard, on March 11, 2016.
It is the largest casino in Canada! The Casino in Montréal is located on the Notre-Dame Island in the old France and Quebec pavilions from the Expo 1967. The casino was opened October 9, 1993 and is managed by the Société des Casinos du Québec, a subsidiary of Loto-Québec.
The casino is one of the main attractions in the city, and Canadians like to go there to enjoy the modern design and the thrilling atmosphere of the games. Once you are in there you will really understand what I mean. I must say, before I even entered the premises I was already overwhelmed by the architecture. But what can you find inside? This is exactly what you will discover in the rest of the review about the establishment below.
A huge casino spread over 9 floors
The Casino in Montréal open 24 hours, 7 days a week and access is restricted to adults over 18 years. When you enter the complex and look under the age 25 years you are expected to present a valid photographic ID issued by a government authority. The casino itself is massive and spread over nine floors.
The slot machines
The selection of slot machines at the casino is simply fantastic. Fans of these games can find almost 3,000 devices accepting bets from 1 cent to $100. Among the selection are the following types of games:
- traditional mechanical slot machines with 3 reels,
- modern video slots,
- video poker,
- video keno,
- video bingo,
- electronic blackjack,
- electronic roulette,
- electronic sic bo,
- games where you can win a progressive jackpot.
The table games
Those who prefer traditional games are not left out either, and you can play the following games at over 150 tables:
- casino war,
- blackjack switch,
- free bet blackjack,
- high card flush,
- three card poker,
- Caribbean poker,
- pai gow poker,
- poker grand prix boni,
- ultimate texas hold'em,
- wheel of fortune,
- sic bo,
- Spanish 21.
In a large room decorated in a modern and trendy design of black and red are several tables with texas hold'em poker. You can play either cash games or no-limit and limit tournaments from $1/$2.
The complex also has one of the largest keno halls on the American continent. It is especially well-known for the player Daniel Corriveau who won there $600,000 by selecting 19 of the 20 winning numbers three times.
Many other things to do
Gambling is no the only activity offered at the Casino in Montréal. In fact, you can also find many other things to do in this complex. As playing can make you a little hungry you can also find a large selection of restaurants offering many different cuisines. You can also take a break from the games or party at one of the many bars. There is also a huge theatre, the only one in Montréal where you can also have a meal.
There is something for everyone at the Casino in Montréal, and you can find:
- a self-service buffet (Pavillon 67),
- an Asian restaurant (Ajia),
- a gourmet restaurant (L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon),
- a steakhouse (M, Le Montréal),
- a diner (L'Instant, Déli & Pâtes).
The Poker Bar is located in the centre of the casino, just a few steps away from the texas hold'em tables. The bar has a young and dynamic atmosphere with a modern decoration. It is the perfect place to watch a major sports event or a international poker tournament on multiple screens, while enjoying a good drink or food with friends. The menu offers a pizza of the day, a selection of sandwiches, chicken wings, desserts, and of course a large selection of hot and cold alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
There are also three other similar bars:
- Valet de carreau at level A,
- Dame de cœur at the Promenade level,
- Roi de Pique on the first floor.
To start the evening in style there is also a large theatre hosting many different events, such as:
- comedy shows.
In conclusion, I can say that the Casino in Montréal is a superb leisure and entertainment complex. The restaurants, bars and the theatre appeal to everyone, but it is the casino that will make the players really happy. It is huge and offers a very large varied game selection. Lottery fans can even enjoy a game in an unbeatable keno room. In short, I love playing here!
By car : Direction Ile Notre Dame, Bassin Olympique or Parc Jean-Drapeau.
By bus : Line 777 – Stop Casino.
By metro : Line 4 – Station Jean-Drapeau.
24 hours, 7 days a week.