Montreal Casino

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Montreal Casino
Casino de Montréal (entrée).jpg
The main building of the casino (2011).
Montreal Casino is located in Montreal
Montreal Casino
Location of the Casino de Montréal
Location 1, avenue du Casino
Montreal, Quebec
H3C 4W7
Opening dateOctober 9, 1993
OwnerSociété des casinos du Québec
ArchitectJean Faugeron
Coordinates45°30′19.7″N 73°31′33.5″W / 45.505472°N 73.525972°W / 45.505472; -73.525972Coordinates: 45°30′19.7″N 73°31′33.5″W / 45.505472°N 73.525972°W / 45.505472; -73.525972
Montreal Casino

The Montreal Casino (French: Casino de Montréal) is a casino on the Notre Dame Island in the borough of Ville-Marie in Montreal, Quebec, and is the largest casino in Canada. The casino is open twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week to patrons aged 18 and older. It opened on October 9, 1993.


The casino consists of three interconnected buildings. Two of these, the France Pavilion and the Québec Pavilion, were built for Expo 67. The third is an annex built by the casino to the south and east of the main building. An enclosed bridge joins the annex to the former Quebec Pavillion The main building has six floors, in addition to the annex and the secondary building (with four floors). The casino boasts a 526,488 square foot gaming floor. Within the three structures there are over 3200 slot machines,[1][2] over 115 gaming tables,[1] Keno facilities, and large number of speed lotteries and virtual games. The casino also contains four restaurants,[3] three bars,[3] a cabaret, and meeting and banquet facilities. The casino is famous for its unconventional features,[citation needed] such as its numerous windows and low ceilings.

It has been a non-smoking casino since July 2003,[citation needed] and the former smoking lounges were closed in May 2006 with the passing of a new provincial law.


The following table games are offered:


The casino is owned and operated by the Société des casinos du Québec, which owns three other casinos in the province. The société is a subsidiary of Loto-Québec, a public corporation of the Government of Quebec; all profits go to the provincial government.

Keno scandal[edit]

In April 1994, Daniel Corriveau won $600,000 CAD playing keno. He picked 19 of the 20 winning numbers three times in a row. Corriveau claims he used a computer to discern a pattern in the sequence of numbers, based on chaos theory. However, it was later found that the sequence was easy to predict because the casino was using an inadequate electronic pseudorandom number generator. In fact, the keno machine was reset every morning with the same seed number, resulting in the same sequence of numbers being generated. Corriveau received his winnings after investigators cleared him of any wrongdoing.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Montreal Casino". Retrieved 24 June 2011.
  2. ^ "Games offered at Casino de Montréal". Loto-Québec. 2011. Retrieved 2011-07-29.
  3. ^ a b "Restaurants and bars of Casino de Montréal". Loto-Québec. 2011. Retrieved 2011-07-29.
  4. ^ How to Beat Keno

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