MONTRÉAL, Dec. 11, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Starting today, the Casino de Montréal will be offering an entirely new entertainment experience called the Zone: This avant-garde concept brings together 80 multi-game electronic terminals, a giant screen and game hosts who are as fun-loving as they are dynamic and always ready to create the most unique atmosphere possible.
Each terminal in this new area allows visitors to play a variety of electronic table games, including blackjack, baccarat and roulette, as well as slot machine games.
Technology and animation geared towards entertainment
Graphic sequences on 39 high resolution screens, sound effects and lighting from 26 projectors and 8 robot cameras are choreographed at the touch of the game host's fingers, who becomes a veritable playmaker and ambiance catalyst.
"In addition to new restaurants, suspended bars, shows and redesigned spaces that surprise and impress visitors, the Casino de Montréal can now count on the Zone as another featured attraction. It will be THE place to be in Montréal for anyone who likes to play, share the excitement and have fun," said Gregory Charles, spokesperson for Québec's casinos.
For the fun of playing together
"The Zone is for customers who believe that excitement, fun and escape, in addition to socializing, are essential to the entertainment experience. In the Zone's electrifying décor, players can play alongside friends, even if they like to play different games, and enjoy the moment together: It's an incomparable entertainment experience!" said François Hanchay, General Manager of the Casino de Montréal.
The Zone concept was designed by the Société des casinos du Québec (SCQ), in cooperation with Ingenio and Technologies Nter, all three of which are Loto-Québec subsidiaries. A modified version of the Zone is currently under development for the Casino de Charlevoix and Casino de Mont‐Tremblant. In Gatineau, customers have already expressed their great satisfaction regarding this novel approach to gaming.
About the Société des casinos du Québec
Opened in 1993, the Casino de Montréal is the largest of four casinos operated by the Société des casinos du Québec (SCQ), a subsidiary of Loto-Québec. The SCQ is responsible for operating and developing Québec's casinos and Espacejeux.com, Loto‑Québec's online gaming platform. Close to 10,000 direct, indirect and spinoff jobs have been created or are maintained by the SCQ. The Corporation purchases goods and services from over 2,300 Québec suppliers and pays close to $200 million to public and federal governments every year.
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The Zone: Technology Serving Entertainment
The Zone's unique and avant-garde concept uses technological equipment to produce an amazing, creative and electrifying ambiance for customers.
Graphic animations on high resolution screens, lighting interplay and sound effects are choreographed at the touch of the game host's fingers. Hosts are specifically trained to offer an incomparable entertainment experience.
Technological equipment powering the Zone:
- 39 55" high resolution screens
- Video matrix with 32 inputs and 8 outputs
- 2 stereo sound systems with audio processors
- Meyer Sound, K-array, Tannoy and Fostex loudspeakers
- 26 robotic projectors and 8 robotic cameras
- 5 4-layer Cool-Lux video drives with double data acquisition boards
- Medialon remote control system on iPad
- 48 LED suspended triangles for lighting interplay
- LED ribbon several metres long
- Jem Hydra system by Martin (for smoke effect) with 2 25-litre reservoirs and 4 ducts
- 29 game servers
- 80 multi-game terminals offering:
- 5 live gaming stations (2 for roulette, 2 for baccarat and 1 for blackjack)
- 2 automated roulettes
- 2 virtual baccarat stations
- 1 virtual blackjack station
- Many slot machine games
Source: Société des casinos du Québec
Date: December 11, 2014
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SOURCE: Casino de Montréal
For further information: Société des casinos du Québec, Patrick Howe, Senior Advisor, Public Relations, 514-282-8080, ext. 3418, [email protected]