The casino can either be driven to, but then you have parking costs or you can simply take the yellow line metro to Jean Drapeau Station and hop on one of the free buses. The second way is much easier as we have done both. Entry to the casino is free however my husband and I both noticed that on a Saturday night the average minimum bet was $25 on the tables and every day the minimum bet on the slot machines varies from $.25 to $1. Also, another note: weekend evenings are understandably very busy and the casino becomes extremely crowded, so much so that it is difficult to move about freely.
If you have children, remember not to bring them here as the legal age limit for drinking and gambling is 19 years old. Also, if you do not like lots and lots of noise, this is not the place for you as upon entering, be prepared to be assaulted by the sound of at least a hundred or so slot machines ringing loudly.
There are four restaurants located in the casino, Nuances, La bonne carte, Via Fortuna, and L’entre mise, as well as numerous bars that are scattered throughout the entire casino. My husband and I have honestly never stayed long enough at the casino to try any of these restaurants, as we don’t ever seem to have very good luck at this casino. Most of all this casino is like a vertical maze, which I jokingly told my husband that it is meant to keep the guests in, as they can’t find their way back out. It is a very impressive sight when with all the glass staircases in the center of building, the glass elevator, and escalators here and there. In the very end though to me anyways, a casino is a casino is a casino. They’re just about all alike.
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November 2, 2003
From journal Montreal, city of joy, love and good food
San Francisco, California
February 13, 2001
From journal Bonjour! Hello! Sweet Corn!
by Sweet Willie
Des Plaines, Illinois
September 7, 2003
We take the escalators to the top floor to see the restaurant Nuances, a five-star restaurant. The menu did look good, but pricey. Pricey was the cost of the two glasses of champagne we shared at the Nuances bar as well.
We then wandered; they have a cool mechanical horse track on a table 10 feet long. The horses actually enter the starting gates and then race around the track. You should always go with your instincts--before the one complete race we watched, my wife chose the green horse, and it did end up winning the race. Too bad our luck did not hold out during the 5 minutes we spent playing the dollar slot machines. It was back to the hotel bar for some more nightcaps.
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February 16, 2008
From journal Valentines Day in Montreal
Saint John, New Brunswick
February 28, 2005
From journal Montreal - More than a French City
Fredericton, New Brunswick
July 19, 2003
From journal Montreal Canada
March 19, 2001
From journal Long Weekend in Montreal
H3B 3K5, Quebec
February 5, 2011
by Tom Young
Saint Albans, Vt., Vermont
October 29, 2009