The Montreal Casino (French: Casino de Montréal) is a casino located on the Notre Dame Island 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 October 9, 1993.
The casino consists of three interconnected buildings. Two of these, the French Pavilion and the Québec Pavilion, were built for Expo 67. The third is an annex built by the casino. The main building has six floors, in addition to the annex and the secondary building (with four floors). Within the three structures there are over 3200 slot machines, over 115 gaming tables, Keno facilities, and large number of speed lotteries and virtual games. The casino also contains four restaurants, three bars, a cabaret, and meeting and banquet facilities. The casino is famous for its unconventional features, such as its numerous windows and low ceilings.
It has been a non-smoking casino since July 2003, 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 also offers Royal Ascot electronic racetracks, high areas, inter-casino jackpots, electronic bingo, video lottery terminals, Keno lounges, tournaments and mini-tournaments.
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.
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.