Casino du Lac-Leamy

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Casino du Lac-Leamy
Ottawa/Gatineau (Casino) Heliport
Leamy Casino.JPG
The Casino du Lac Leamy
IATA: noneICAO: noneTC LID: CTA9
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner/Operator Casiloc Inc.
Serves Ottawa/Gatineau
Location Gatineau
Time zone EST (UTC−05:00)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−04:00)
Elevation AMSL 220 ft / 67 m
Coordinates 45°26′47″N 075°43′35″W / 45.44639°N 75.72639°W / 45.44639; -75.72639
Website www.casinosduquebec.com
Map
CTA9 is located in Quebec
CTA9
CTA9
Location in Quebec
Helipads
Number Length Surface
ft m
1 79 (dia) 24 (dia) Concrete

The Casino du Lac-Leamy (formerly the Casino de Hull) is a government run casino in Gatineau, Quebec.

The casino was opened in 1996, the third of a group of casinos built by the provincial government to raise funds. Ottawa, the larger city across the river, was also planning to build a casino in the early 1990s, but these plans were blocked by the provincial government. The Gatineau casino thus also serves Ottawa and eastern Ontario. It is operated by Société des casinos du Québec a subsidiary of Loto-Québec. The casino provides the government with some $35 million per year in profit, employs more than 1,500 people and attracts more than three million visitors annually.

Bird's-eye view of the plant of the International Portland Cement Company, Hull, Quebec 1904 located where the Casino du Lac-Leamy stands now
Viewed from Lac de la Carrière.jpg

The casino is built on a rocky precipice over what was once International Portland Cement Company quarry but is today Lac de la Carrière. This lake is home to a large fountain, whose jet is visible through much of the old Hull sector during the summer. To the east of the casino is Lac Leamy, from which it gets its name. Attached to the casino is a 349-room Hilton hotel. The casino also has an 1100-seat theatre that has become one of the region's main music venues. The casino is also home to several bars and restaurants. In the casino itself there are more than 1,800 slot machines and more than 65 tables including roulette, blackjack, baccarat, craps and Texas hold 'em poker. It is open 24/7.

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References[edit]

  • Shahin, Mike (June 8, 1995). "Plans for $120M Hull casino unveiled; Talk of 1,000 jobs, profits, ignores fear of negative impact of gaming;". The Ottawa Citizen. p. B1. 
  • Prentice, Michael (March 22, 1997). "Hull's casino gamble pays off across the board: Roll the dice: Glitzy house of chance outdraws Parliament, Corel Centre". The Ottawa Citizen. p. C1. 

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  1. ^ Canada Flight Supplement. Effective 0901Z 24 July 2014 to 0901Z 18 September 2014

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Coordinates: 45°26′45″N 75°43′30″W / 45.44583°N 75.72500°W / 45.44583; -75.72500