Residents and community leaders in Montreal debated the wisdom of opening the Montreal casino in 1992. The large numbers of Quebecers who were traveling to Atlantic City for casino gambling convinced Montreal’s city council to approve the opening of the first Montreal casino. Casino de Montreal opened on Montreal’s Ile de Notre Dame in 1993 and its success has bolstered Montreal’s tourist industry and helped boost Quebec’s revenues.
Montreal has never looked back. That first Montreal casino is, today, one of the largest casinos in the world, attracting more than 12,000 people daily and employing over 300 workers. The casino consists of three interconnecting buildings and features casino gaming twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.
The casino offers a high-roller section where big money gamblers can spend time at the poker and blackjack tables along with 3200 slot machines, Keno facilities, gaming tables, virtual games and speed lotteries.
The Casino de Montreal is operated under the auspices of Loto-Quebec, the provincial authority which oversees gambling facilities. As of 2012 Loto-Quebec has announced plans to undertake significant renovations of the Casino de Montreal to keep it competitive in a market which is estimated to have increased ten-fold in the past ten years alone.
The increase in casino gambling in the Montreal area has also propelled the development of the online casino. Many gamblers find it difficult to access the Montreal casino but are looking for ways to enjoy the benefits and rewards of casino gaming. The online casino Montreal offers this opportunity by providing an Internet casino where players have all of the advantages of casino gaming without ever having to leave the comfort of their own home.
The online casino Montreal features options to download the casino into the player’s home desktop or laptop or play the “flash” casino straight from the browser with no need to download the casino. Players may also sign into the online casino from their personal handheld mobile device and play online casino games on their mobile.
Montreal internet casinos offer the best casino games including different versions of blackjack and poker, Keno, scratch card, roulette, baccarat and hundreds of classic and video slots. New games are always being added to the online casino so gamers have their choice of playing old favorites or new challenges.
The online casino supports many different Internet banking alternatives. Gamers fund their ebanking account through a transfer from their own local bank or through their credit or debit card. Players can make instant deposits into their online casino account to begin playing within minutes and then withdraw their winnings into their Internet bank to use for purchases at online and offline venues.