60 million visitors later - The Casino du Lac-Leamy invites the public to come and celebrate its 20th anniversary

GATINEAU, QC, March 23, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - The Casino du Lac-Leamy is celebrating its 20th anniversary in style. Colourful characters will hand out 4,000 sweet macarons to customers at the main entrance from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 24. These free sweets are only a prelude to the weekend festive ambiance at the Casino.

A heartwarming and colourful weekend
Adding local warmth to the occasion, Copacabanashak programming combines a sugar shack atmosphere with the heat of the tropics. Palm trees, ceintures fléchées and musical entertainment will complement the following popular activities:

  • The Duel interactive game at Bar 7 (Thursday, starting at 6 p.m.), where contestants will go head to head on stage in a dice throw for a chance to win $1,000,000.
  • The Copacabanashak evening at Bar 7 (Friday, starting at 6 p.m.), with a flair bartending show, free snacks and exotic cocktail creation workshops, while the interactive dance game will take place in the Zone starting at 9:30 p.m.
  • Foodies will be well-served by the Casino's team, who have concocted a mouth-watering Copacabanashak Sunday brunch at Arôme.
  • Finally, visitors can shake their booty during a Brazilian carnival evening with DJ Loco Fern and percussionist Raffaele Artigliere at ALÉA nightclub (Sunday, starting at 10 p.m.).

"With close to 2.7 million visitors every year, the Casino is a major tourist attraction in the Outaouais and National Capital region with its unique entertainment offerings," said Alain Miroux, General Manager of the Casino du Lac-Leamy. "We are extremely proud of our 1,400 dedicated employees, 300 of whom have been with us since the Casino opened. This is also a good opportunity to thank our partners and the community for their 20 years of trust in the Casino!" concluded Mr. Miroux.

About the Casino du Lac-Leamy
Built on the exceptional natural site of a former quarry on the banks of Lac Leamy, the Casino du Lac-Leamy was inaugurated on March 24, 1996. Year after year, the Casino has set itself apart with its unique ambiance and quality service delivered by its 1,400 employees. The Casino welcomes an average of 2.7 million visitors every year to an exciting environment full of emotions and endless entertainment offerings: shows, restaurants, bars, theatre, a wide range of games and accommodations.
Photos and videos may be taken between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m., on Thursday, March 24.

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SOURCE Casino du Lac-Leamy

For further information: Source: Marie-Claude Rivet, Director, Public Relations, Loto-Québec, 514-499-5079, marie-claude.rivet@loto-quebec.com; Information: Geneviève Léveillé, Communications Officer, Casino du Lac Leamy, 819-772-6262, ext. 3695, genevieve.leveille@casino.qc.ca


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