The early 90s turned out to be a pivotal year for the Montreal gambling scene. It was at this time – 1992 to be more specific – that the local community, including ordinary folks who lived there and municipal authorities, debated the pros and cons of opening a casino for the first time. One year later, a booming business that would one day employ 300 workers and see 12,000 happy customers every day was born. Casino de Montreal did not just transfer all the money that Canadians would happily spend traveling to the north eastern seaboard of their neighbours to the south in Atlantic City to local businesses, but it also sparked the opening of three more casinos to follow in its wake.
A Local Hit is born
Casino de Montreal, located in the Parc Jean-Drapeau district, boasts an exquisite architecture that is hard to miss. It screams glamour to anyone who takes it in, especially at night when illuminated with its unique pattern of panels and resulting shadows. With some of the broadest varieties of games to be found in the North American continent, it is no wonder reviews exclaim that it is ‘the best casino… in North America,’ and declare it is ‘always good to visit… for free live entertainment.’
Visitors will find lots of fun things in store, including:
- some 3,000 slot machines
- 100 gaming tables
- 5 bars
- 4 restaurants
- tons of great shows to catch
The only comparable deal might be playing through mobile devices at a no deposit casino, but even that cannot match the sheer frenzy that is being live, in the flesh, at a real casino gambling with other people around you!
More in Store
Whilst not in the city proper, not too far away are some great options as well. In the Hull district of Gatineau, the Outaouais region of Quebec some hundred miles away, one will find the spectacular Casino Lac-Leamy. Not typically known for its extravagant nightlife, Gatineau features this ace up its sleeve with tons of slot machines and gaming tables for traditional parlour games, as well as big name restaurants, a wide variety of bars, a nightclub, some variety shows, and even a luxury, five-star Hilton hotel in store.
The Casino de Charlevoix, meanwhile, can be found in La Malbaie in the Pointe-au-Pic district. This combined casino and racetrack is for those who like to get their gambling fix in alternative ways, namely, in betting on horses and greyhounds as well as normal casino fare. As a part of the famous Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu hotel, not only will you be at home with wonderful accommodations, but amazing food and drink are also a given in this amazing multimedia environment.
Finally, there is another race track and casino hybrid in Mont-Tremblant in the Laurentides region. Featuring something in the range of 500 slot machines and a host of show floor tables, one of the main draws is the picturesque setting. Nearby, enjoy some succulent seafood and meats off the grill. Lovers of music who live frugally will also appreciate the free shows on the weekends.
It could be said the massive jumpstart to the local economy that the casinos provided have spurred in interest in revenue from online casino gaming, as well. That, after all, is just a sign of the times and how it helps local economies, both in Canada and across the border. This service is might by the online casino Montreal, where players do not have to actually come to the brick and mortar location, but can enjoy gambling from the comfort of their home.
If one thing is clear, it is that the future of gambling in Montreal, online or not, is bright!