While COVID-19 has sent shockwaves through the casino industry everywhere, business owners are confident that the casino scene will continue to thrive. The industry in Montreal, for example, is facing current challenges, but once the pandemic is over, local casino players will continue to reap the benefits of both traditional and online venues.
Certainly, the coronavirus has been a catalyst for change. So what lies ahead? Will everything continue to shift to online playing. After all, this sector has grown exponentially in popularity.
It doesn’t hurt that everyone uses smartphones these days so betters can indulge at home or on the go. Developers ae busy upgrading the use of virtual and augmented reality to provide a fully immersive experience.
As for the land-based venues, Casino de Montréal, launched in 1993, replicates the Las Vegas vibe. Expect an assault on your senses with the glitz and glamour associated with the famed gambling mecca.
Thanks to the Société d’exploitation des loteries et courses du Québec (Loto-Québec), the administrative body that manages the Canadian Lottery, the casino is on the move. Of note, the profits go to the provincial government.
It is a state-of-the-art casino – the largest in Canada – and covers over 500,000 square feet. Amazingly, the six floors boast 3,000 slot machines, 26 poker tables, 115 table games, and five restaurants. Each room hold up to a maximum of 250 people. This is clearly a major contender in the Canadian gambling hall of fame.
Casino de Montréal has a wealth of choice for the ever-popular poker, including no-limit Texas hold’em, limit hold’em and no-limit hold’em. Regular tournaments keep bettors coming back for more. An interactive zone for players takes in both American and English roulette as well as sic bo. Giant screens show the games as they occur.
It all makes for a great atmosphere and dynamic character. Montreal residents, holiday makers and business travelers abound. Before the pandemic, it offered regular cabaret shows in its spectacular performance hall, complete with high-tech acoustic and visual installations.