The casino at Casino de Montréal
Casino de Montréal is by far the biggest casino in the Great White North, more than five times bigger than the second-largest, Casino Niagara. The games are spread across six sections, each with a distinct theme and flavour.
The sections are Level A/Valet, First Floor, Annex, Third Floor, Promenade/Platinum and Pavillon Québec. There are arrows showing you where to go if you want to reach a specific section.
As far as gambling is concerned, it’s safe to say that Montreal Casino has the biggest collection of games of all other gambling establishments in Canada. Players can choose from more than 3,000 video slot machines and try their luck at around 115 tables offering games such as blackjack, roulette, baccarat and more. The casino’s poker room hosts 24 tables where you can play real money cash games and tournaments.
The Montreal Casino doesn’t run any specific promotions. However, all players can take part in its rewards program, called Casino Privilèges, where you will get a chance to accrue points while playing. You can redeem these points for various benefits and prizes.
Video slots are at the centre of attention at Casino de Montréal. After all, there are more than 3,000 of them, and they are available in each of the casino’s six gambling areas.
The slots are playable for denominations as low as one or two cents. Of course, you will also find games more suitable for high-rollers, where a single pull of the lever can cost $5 or more. If you’re only interested in high-limit machines, you can visit the casino’s VIP area.
Most slot machines at Montreal Casino are brand new. You can expect to find seats that move to the rhythm of the game, 3D graphics, touch screens, high-quality sound systems and other premium features.
Players can enjoy their favourite three-reel classics or try one of many popular slot games with various themes and bonus rounds. Some of the most popular games include Powerbucks, Cleopatra and Double Diamond.
There are also dozens of slots that can feature massive progressive jackpots, such as Cash Spin, Piments Forts, Quick Hit Wild Blue and Quick Hit Wild Red. If you are lucky, prizes can reach over $500,000.
If you’re looking for something other than slots, video poker and video keno machines also are available.
There are around 115 table games in Montreal Casino. All of them are located in the First Floor section. Here is a full list of table games you can try out:
- EZ Baccarat
- Free Bet Blackjack
- Blackjack Switch
- Spanish 21
- Interactive Blackjack
- Zappit Blackjack
- Touch Bet Roulette
- Interactive Roulette
It’s also worth mentioning that Montreal Casino features a special multi-game arena called The Zone. It is located in the Pavillon Québec section. Here, players can connect to one of 80 interactive terminals and try their luck on games such as blackjack, American and English roulette, baccarat, slot machines, sic bo and video poker. You will also have a chance to follow the outcomes on a giant video wall.
Casino Privilèges rewards program
Montreal Casino runs a rewards program called Casino Privilèges. Being a member of the program lets you collect tier points, which you can redeem for cash. There are four tier statuses you can reach:
- Privilèges — 0 to 1,599 status points
- Privilèges Plus — 1,600 to 34,999 status points
- Prestige — 35,000 to 399,999 status points
- Prestige Plus — 400,000+ status points
Every new status comes with additional benefits, such as participation in exclusive promotions, restaurant and hotel discounts, free valet parking, birthday gifts, priority cashier access and priority seating at restaurants. Those who reach the Prestige Plus status will get access to the casino’s high limit lounge.
The points are collected during a 12-month period. You receive them by inserting your card into a slot machine, presenting it to the dealer at a table game or showing it while paying for the bill at a participating restaurant. You can redeem the points for cash, or you can use them for free play at any video slot machine.
Casino de Montréal poker room
The OK Poker Room in the Pavillon Québec section is an action-packed area with 24 poker tables, a dining and cocktail service, and large HD screens displaying live sports from around the world.
As for poker itself, players can take part in Limit and No-Limit Texas Hold’em games, with buy-ins ranging from $50 to $200. Special tournaments are also available from time to time, so make sure to check the casino’s official website for the schedule. No-limit sit-and-go tournaments are also available upon request.
The OK Poker Room is open 24/7, and smoking is not allowed.
Casino de Montréal amenities
Hotels near Casino de Montréal
While the Montreal Casino does not offer accommodation, it’s located on Notre Dame Island near several high-end hotels, including the Sandman Hotel, Hotel Place d’Armes, Auberge du Vieux-Port, Maison Sainte-Thérèse, SpringHill Suites by Marriott and Le Saint-Sulpice Hotel Montreal.
Those wishing to grab a quick bite or have a classy dining experience while taking a break from playing games can find what they’re looking for in one of the casino’s bars and restaurants. Here is a full list of dining venues located inside the casino:
- Le Montréal — A seafood and grill restaurant with a variety of elegantly presented local dishes. It’s open every day except Tuesday.
- Pavillon 67 — If you are looking for a warm atmosphere, you will find it at the casino buffet, which is open for lunch and dinner. The culinary team prepares the food right in front of you.
- Ajia — For those craving Asian cuisine. Here, you can try a variety of Chinese, Korean and Thai specialties while enjoying the view of the Saint Lawrence River.
- L’Instant — Located at the fifth level, this dining venue is perfect for grabbing a quick bite while taking a short break from your play. It serves breakfast, American food, burgers, pasta, sandwiches and more. It’s open 24 hours.
- L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon — Authentic dishes prepared by the world-renowned chef Joël Robuchon, who has earned more Michelin stars than any other chef on the planet.
- Le Valet de Carreau — If you’re looking for more entertainment, make sure to visit the casino’s party hub, with late-night performances by DJs and guest artists.
- Bar Poker — Bar Poker is located in the OK Poker Room and offers drinks and sports on big-screen TVs.
- La Dame de Cœur and Le Roi de Pique — These two bars adjacent to each other offer a relaxed lounge atmosphere with pre-dinner cocktails.
Live concerts and shows
The Cabaret du Casino venue offers a diverse program of live shows and entertainment, including music concerts and comedy performances. Access to Casino de Montréal shows is restricted to guests 18 years and over.
Casino de Montréal history
Casino de Montréal opened on Oct. 9, 1993, a year after the Société des casinos du Québec was created by the government of Québec. The construction of the casino cost approximately $95 million.
The casino became an instant hit and attracted around 780,000 visitors in its first year alone. It went through a major expansion in 2013, adding more room for new games and introducing a couple of new dining venues.
There are currently around 2,800 employees at the Montreal Casino, which is four times more than during its opening year.