Casino de Montreal

Casino de Montreal

Located at Parc Jean-Drapeau in Montreal (1 Avenue du Casino, Montréal, QC H3C 4W7), Casino de Montréal holds the distinction of being the biggest gambling resort in Canada. Built in 1993 on a man-made island that was originally created for the 1967 World’s Fair, the Casino de Montreal is a stunning but quirky architectural achievement, which unusually for a modern casino, features windows on the gaming floor. It was heavily renovated in 2013 and the casino has earned a reputation as Canada’s most popular urban gambling destination, attracting local and international tourists.

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Entry Requirements

The casino is open 24 hours a day, but the minimum age for entry is 18 and if you’re particularly young-looking, it’s a good idea to bring at least two forms of ID with you. There is a dress code, which is not too formal, but t-shirts with offensive slogans are not permitted.


Casino de Montreal’s reputation as Canada’s biggest gambling centre is well deserved. The site features over 526,488 square feet of gaming space including an impressive 3,200 slot machines, more than 100 table games, virtual horse racing, poker and keno.Casino de Montreal by night

The slots selection is comprehensive, and includes most of the leading titles, along with a scattering of potentially life-changing progressive jackpots, while the table games include a bewildering variety of roulette, baccarat, blackjack and poker variations, along with keno, craps, Sic Bo and Wheel of Fortune games, and there are both French and English speaking dealers available to take your bets.

The Zone is a particular highlight. It’s a dedicated space that offers eighty affordable games and a unique party atmosphere, headed by a live host. The games in The Zone have low limits and the upbeat sound and lighting create a friendly, immersive ambience. Poker fans are also catered for with a 24 hour poker room featuring 18 different tables in the Pavillon du Quebec, which also offers sports broadcasts, table side dining and VIP benefits.


The modern casino industry is pretty competitive and one of the ways that the Casino de Montreal attempts to retain customers is through its Casino Privilèges club. Membership of the club is free and members can enjoy deals, giveaways and special offers, along with a welcome gift of $25 casino credits. Points earned through the membership scheme can be swapped for cash to use on the casino floor and other facilities, and the membership card can also be used at any other casino linked to Quebec’s Société des loteries du Québec.

Among the other bonuses available are a range of discount packages for accommodation in the Quebec area, free Wi-Fi on the gaming floor and various other discounts. The Casino Privileges club is one of the best of its type and a real bonus for casino goers.

Food and Entertainment

Casino de Montreal has a good range of dining options including four restaurants and four bars. The restaurants serve a distinctive mix of Canadian and international cuisine and their buffet is always fresh. The casino’s bars are a great way to relax, watch some sports and catch up with friends, and the resort also has an exciting range of nightly entertainment, ranging from burlesque shows to kick boxing.


Although the Casino de Montreal doesn't provide hotel accommodation, its location is ideal for visitors to find affordable, local places to stay. The shuttle bus service to downtown Montreal is regular and reliable, and to make it easier for visitors to find the right accommodation, the hotel has partnered with a number of local hotels to offer package deals that also include bonus slots game credits. Details of the latest deals are always shown on the casino website.


For a cutting-edge, high class urban land-based casino, there are few better choices than the Casino de Montreal. Its gaming provision is second to none, it offers top class dining and entertainment, and although the resort doesn’t include the extensive accommodation associated with some casinos, this is not a problem, given its prime location in one of North America’s most vibrant cities, with magnificent scenery, leisure options and nightlife widely available. For true casino connoisseurs, the Casino de Montreal is hard to beat.