MONTREAL, Nov. 27, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Tomorrow, the Casino de Montréal
will open its doors wide to the public to unveil its new interior.
After four years of construction work, Loto-Québec is proud to unveil
its new casino, stepping into the future to surprise, entertain and
impress its customers. For the occasion, a whole program of activities
has been organized from Thursday, November 28th, to Sunday, December 1st: music, draws, performances and souvenir gifts. Our signature
characters, namely the Jack of Diamonds, Queen of Hearts, King of
Spades and the Joker who each preside over a Casino floor, will provide
a warm welcome to thousands of visitors.
Starting at 5 p.m. tomorrow, visitors will be greeted by a guard of
honour formed by 24 tuxedo-clad ambassadors. On Thursday and Friday,
the All Access band will lead opening celebrations starting at 5 p.m.
in front of the multimedia wall on Level A, which is the domain of the
Jack of Diamonds. From 10:30 p.m. to 2 a.m., projections on this huge
wall will provide the backdrop for DJ Sphère and dancers, while the new
bars in central areas will provide festive hosting all evening long.
Visitors in gaming areas will receive a souvenir deck of cards to mark
On Saturday, November 30th, a DJ will electrify the ambiance from 1 p.m. to 3 a.m. Themed
projections on the multimedia wall will complete the sensory experience
of rock 'n' roll, salsa and freestyle music. From 3 p.m. to 1 a.m., a
total of $15,000 will be paid out to 200 draw winners as $25 to $150
Finally, to celebrate the end of renovation work, cupcakes will be
served at the main entrance to the first 4,000 visitors arriving
between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Sunday, December 1st. In the meantime, Nancy Martinez and her guest will perform in the
multimedia space on the Casino's Level A, followed by Nancy Fortin from
4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. to close the celebrations.
Note that festivities were kicked off last Thursday by Québec Premier
Pauline Marois and Montréal's mayor, Denis Coderre, when they
officially inaugurated the new space. A number of public personalities,
including Sonia Benezra, Benoit Brière, Rémi Girard, Luc Langevin and
Joannie Rochette, walked the red carpet.
A reimagined casino
Visitors will discover the Casino's new, completely reimagined interior
design. The slot machine area now includes 3D animation with well-known
film characters and a huge volcano that erupts in sound and light.
Three megastructures literally suspended in the air at the very centre
of the Pavillon de la France make having a simple drink an
extraordinary experience. Finally, spectacular visual effects created
in cooperation with Montréal firm Moment Factory are projected on a
huge 14-metre wide by 21-metre high multimedia wall.
Now that renovations are complete, the Casino is more beautiful and
spacious, restaurant services are better adapted to current trends and
parking access is greatly improved. The entire project also highlights
our design heritage and natural surroundings as well as the area's
tourism and recreational vocation in full respect of the buildings'
Outstanding customer service
"At the heart of the project was our desire to set ourselves apart from
competitors, particularly with regard to customer service, and offer
games that are as innovative as they are diverse," explained François
Hanchay, Director General of the Casino de Montréal. "We want to go
beyond visitors' expectations, to amaze them and create a unique
environment that will have them coming back."
About the Société des casinos du Québec
The Casino de Montréal is operated by the Société des casinos du Québec
(SCQ), a Loto-Québec subsidiary that also coordinates casino restaurant
services and manages the Hilton Lac-Leamy Hotel. The SCQ operates three
other casinos, each with a distinctive cachet, at La Malbaie in the
Charlevoix region, Lac-Leamy in Gatineau, near Ottawa, and
Mont-Tremblant in the Laurentians.
Image with caption: "Last Thursday, on the Red carpet, Joannie Rochette with the Joker. (CNW Group/CASINO DE MONTREAL)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20131127_C5407_PHOTO_EN_33920.jpg
SOURCE: CASINO DE MONTREAL
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