After all day touring historic Montreal, we decided it was still too early to go back to the hotel, so why not head on over to the Casino de Montreal for a little nightlife and entertainment. I have to admit my husband likes casinos more than I do, so this entry includes quite a bit of his input as well.
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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