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Comedy, concerts, shows, evenings… the fun continues summer long at the Casino!

During festival season, the Casino de Montréal is even sparklier than ever. An awesome go-to to cap off your party evenings, it has tons going on during Montréal’s legendary festivals! The laughs keep going at the Casino From fits of giggles to bust-a-gut laughs, you’ll experience it all during the Casino’s free comedy shows, served up by tag teams like Korine Côté and Frank Grenier or Neev and Eddy King. Audience members who dare to put it out there can even join the comedians onstage to tell their best joke for the chance to win up to $1,000. Here’s your chance to unlock your closet comedian onstage at the Valet de carreau bar from July 14 to 22! Move to the beat at the Casino This summer, Parc Jean-Drapeau turns into a giant open-air concert hall with the super-charged festivals of Osheaga, Île Soniq and Heavy Montréal. Pre- or post-evening, you can quench your thirst at the new Jardin bar-terrasse with Shaydakiss on July 28 and Dragonette on July 29. At the Valet de carreau bar, sate your electronic music cravings with DJ Seibaz, Pierce Fulton and Michael Sparks on August 5. Wrap it up with a dash back to… / Read More →

Vegas-style glitz and world-class gaming at the Casino de Montréal

The glitzy Casino de Montréal is not just the biggest casino in Canada, it is also the only Canadian stop on the World Series of Poker (WSOP) circuit in 2016. Located in the historic Expo 67 French Pavilion on Ile Notre-Dame just minutes away from downtown Montréal, the casino has been serving up glitz, glamour and world-class gaming 24 hours a day, seven days a week, since 1993. “The building’s iconic architecture gives it the look of a prominent jewel in the Saint Lawrence River,” says Casino de Montréal general manager Kevin Taylor. “The completely renovated and redesigned interior with its giant (three-storey) multi-media wall makes the casino even more exciting for visitors. To round out the offerings, we have five well-appointed restaurants and an all-new Cabaret.” The Cabaret du Casino relaunched in September 2015 with a series of all-star concerts by the likes of Tony Bennett, Gino Vannelli and famed comedian and impressionist André-Philippe Gagnon. The room looks and sounds great — the acoustics are outstanding, with a newly-installed state-of-the-art 3D psychoacoustic system. “We are particularly proud to be on a list of North American gaming houses that offer such high-quality entertainment,” says Taylor. Highlights at the Cabaret du… / Read More →

Guide to Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada 2014

Apart from the fast-paced F1 action on the track, the hundreds of thousands of elite racing fans who take part in Montreal’s Grand Prix Weekend also engage in a more leisurely paced race to take in a head-spinning array of associated offerings guaranteed to fly a green flag over their good time…

Drinks, dancing and dinner at the Casino de Montréal

Freshness, vitality, reinvention, excitement and confidence – just a few of the things you’d expect to get in any kind of makeover. And for their all-encompassing, 4-year, $305 million makeover, the Casino de Montréal got all of these things in, well, spades… Completely reimagined gaming and entertainment areas were central to the comprehensive re-conception of the Casino de Montréal, and after that the sky was the limit. Almost literally. For example, located in the very centre of the redesigned Casino, surrounded by three massive mid-air structures supporting relaxation areas, is a 21-metre tall, 48-screen multimedia installation displaying original video content courtesy of Montreal-based light and sound magicians Moment Factory. It’s an immersive sensory experience like no other, and is representative of the meticulous attention to ambiance throughout. Indeed, atmosphere is key to the re-think. Look no further than the Casino’s new dining areas: four different styles, four different atmospheres. The à la carte resto Le Montréal offers three settings – the atelier du chef, the lounge and the côté urbain – for reinvented classics, as well as an amazing, river-front view of the city skyline. The Pavillon 67 features a gourmet buffet while AJIA boasts a range of flavourful Asian… / Read More →

THE MONTREAL CASINO: ITS SECRETS REVEALED

When you think of casinos, your thoughts probably turn to poker tables, chiming slot machines and people dressed to the nines looking for an evening of fun. The Casino de Montréal definitely delivers on all those counts, but what really makes the place worth visiting is the vibrant atmosphere…

FLICKR PHOTO OF THE WEEK

Our photo this week is from Flickr ace Mr. Luc Deveault. He’s got a fine selection of Montreal photos, including some great shots around the islands of Parc Jean-Drapeau. The selected image features the Expo ’67 French Pavilion, which is currently home to the Montreal Casino. “Formerly the French and Québec pavilions of Expo 67, the Casino de Montréal offers 120 gaming tables, including Poker Texas Hold’em, and over 3,000 slots machines on five floors of sheer entertainment! It is also home to sumptuous private room L’exécutif, the Casino also offers four restaurants, including Nuances, rated Five Diamonds by CAA/AAA.” Thanks Luc! —————————————————————————————————————— Submit your Montréal pictures to our MONTRÉAL BUZZ FLICKR GROUP. And see our previous PHOTOS OF THE WEEK.