Société des casinos du Québec

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Société des casinos du Québec
Subsidiary
Founded 1992
Headquarters Montreal, Quebec
Products Casinos, Video Lottery Terminals, and Bingo
Revenue CA$$758.5 million (2005–2006)
Owner Loto-Québec
Number of employees
6,000
Website www.casino-quebec.com
Casino du Lac-Leamy, October 2005

The Société des casinos du Québec is a subsidiary of Loto-Québec, a government of Québec corporation. The Société des casinos du Québec oversees all four government-run casinos in the province of Québec: the Casino de Montréal, the Casino du Lac-Leamy, the Casino de Mont-Tremblant, and the Casino de Charlevoix.

History[edit]

In December 1992, the Quebec cabinet approved and authorized the construction of two government-run casinos: one on Île Notre-Dame, in Montreal, and the other at Pointe-au-Pic in the Charlevoix region.

The creation and management of these government-run casinos was entrusted to Loto-Québec, which subsequently created three subsidiaries: the Société des casinos du Québec Inc., given the responsibility of building the casinos and overseeing their operation, Resto-Casino Inc., which operates the restaurants and bars at the three casinos, and Casiloc Inc., which is in charge of acquiring, building and overseeing casino facilities.

The Casino de Montréal was inaugurated on October 9, 1993, and is located in the former French Pavilion (Pavillon de la France) of the 1967 World Exposition.

In 1994, the Casino de Charlevoix opened its doors in what was once the Manoir Richelieu's summer playhouse located at Pointe-au-Pic.

The Casino du Lac-Leamy was the first of Québec's casinos to be built from the ground up. It was inaugurated on March 24, 1996.

The Casino de Mont-Tremblant was inaugurated on June 24, 2009.[1]

Prior to the opening of the Mont-Tremblant casino, Quebec's three other casinos welcomed some 10.5 million visitors each year.

Mandate[edit]

The Société des casinos du Québec Inc. is entrusted with the mission of constructing and overseeing the management of Québec's casinos.

Facts and Figures[edit]

  • Number of jobs directly created: over 6,000
  • Number of visits* per year: nearly 11 million
  • Number of visits to the casinos by visitors from outside the province each year: 2.5 million
  • Sales for 2005-2006: $758.5 million
  • Earnings for 2005-2006: nearly $256 million

*Including all visits (by tourists and non-tourists)

  • In 2005-2006, Québec's casinos generated $758.5 million in gaming revenues,[2] 22% of which was from clients from outside the province, a clientele that directly generated an additional $66 million in economic spin-offs from other non-gaming sources.
  • For its part, Resto-Casino posted total earnings of $100.9 million during 2005-2006.[2]
  • By the end of 2014, a group of researchers hired by Loto-Quebec announced that Espacejeux just hasn't made a big enough impact or notable revenue for the government. One of the main reasons for this is that they haven't been able to gain a piece of the market that is occupied by unlicensed foreign sites.[3]

External links[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ "Company Overview - Québec's casinos". Retrieved 2010-05-24. 
  2. ^ a b (English) Loto-Québec. 2006. "[http://www.loto-quebec.com/corpo/pdf/salledepresse/Rapportannuel2006_en.pdf#page=1 Entertaining for the benefit of Québec society. 2006 Annual Report.]" (PDF).  External link in |title= (help) (1.67 MB) Loto-Québec: Montréal.
  3. ^ "State of the Quebec Online Gambling Market". GrizzlyG. Retrieved 20 February 2017.