Casino de Charlevoix
|Casino de Charlevoix|
Casino de Charlevoix; June 4, 2006
|Address||183, rue Richelieu
La Malbaie, Quebec G5A 1X8
|Opening date||June 24, 1994|
|No. of rooms||405 (at Manoir Richelieu)|
|Total gaming space||20 tables
800 slot machines
|Signature attractions||spa, health club, golf course|
|Owner||Société des casinos du Québec & Fairmont|
The Casino de Charlevoix is located in Pointe-au-Pic, now part of La Malbaie, about 150 kilometres (93 mi) east of Quebec City. The historic Manoir Richelieu hotel is located right next to the casino. Charlevoix is a very popular tourist destination because of its location, next to the Saint Lawrence River and the Laurentian mountains.
Inaugurated on June 24, 1994, the Casino de Charlevoix was established in the Manoir Richelieu's former summer playhouse on the cliffs of Pointe-au-Pic, a panoramic site visited by vacationers for over a century.
Owned by Canada Steamship Lines, it was sold in 1966 to Warnock Hersey. In 1971, the hotel was sold to Irish football star John Dempsey, then to the provincial government in 1975 and Raymond Malenfant in 1986.
In 1998, Loto-Québec teamed up with Canadian Pacific Hotels and the Solidarity Fund QFL to acquire the Manoir Richelieu (now called Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu), renovate it and expand the Casino de Charlevoix. Reopening in June 1999, the complex has since become a world-class resort. The Casino de Charlevoix also became the first of Québec's casinos to be linked to a hotel.
Facts and figures
During the 2005-2006 fiscal year, the Casino de Charlevoix generated annual sales totalling $47.6 million and received 1 million visitors.
- "Entertaining for the benefit of Québec society. 2006 Annual Report." (PDF). Loto-Québec: Montréal. Retrieved 2007-03-11.
- (English) Official site