OTTAWA - Loto-Quebec has temporarily laid off 775 employees at the Casino du Lac-Leamy in Gatineau while the casino is closed for at least 28 days. Situated by Leamy Lake, our hotel is connected to the Casino du Lac-Leamy, five minutes from downtown Ottawa, and offers all the amenities for a relaxing stay. Drove 5 hours to stay in Ottawa so we can gamble at Lac Leamy July 23-27 and again Sept.20-24. We also stayed in Pointe Claire, Quebec in order to visit Casino Montreal Aug.3-7 and Aug. Although there issues in Montreal the biggest issue happened today. The Casino du Lac-Leamy is where all the fun and excitement begins. Located on the shore of Leamy Lake, the casino is just minutes away from downtown Ottawa. Hundreds of slot machines and dozens of gaming tables are offered at the casino, in addition to popular restaurants and bars, a convention centre, and live entertainment at the theatre.
|Casino du Lac-Leamy|
|Address||1, boulevard du Casino|
|Opening date||March 24, 1996|
|Owner||Société des casinos du Québec|
|Previous names||Casino de Hull|
|Coordinates||45°26′48″N075°43′36″W / 45.44667°N 75.72667°WCoordinates: 45°26′48″N075°43′36″W / 45.44667°N 75.72667°W|
© Julie Oliver With COVID-19 protocols in place, Casino du Lac-Leamy in Gatineau reopened Thursday after being closed for four months because of the pandemic. The casino is now open from 9 a.m.
Casino du Lac-Leamy
|Time zone||EST (UTC−05:00)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC−04:00)|
|Elevation AMSL||220 ft / 67 m|
|Coordinates||45°26′48″N075°43′36″W / 45.44667°N 75.72667°W|
Location in Quebec
The Casino du Lac-Leamy (formerly the Casino de Hull) is a government-run casino in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada.
The casino was opened on March 24, 1996 in the former city of Hull, Quebec, the third of a group of casinos built by the provincial government to raise funds. Ottawa, the larger city across the river, was also planning to build a casino in the early 1990s, but these plans were blocked by the provincial government. The Gatineau casino thus also serves Ottawa and Eastern Ontario. It is operated by Société des casinos du Québec a subsidiary of Loto-Québec. In 2016 the casino provided the government with some $244,679,000 in profit, employed more than 1,400 people and attracted more than two and a half million visitors.
Lac Leamy Casino Hull Quebec
The casino is built on a rocky precipice over what was once International Portland Cement Company quarry but is today Lac de la Carrière. This lake is home to a large fountain, whose jet is visible through much of the old Hull sector during the summer. To the east of the casino is Lac Leamy, from which it gets its name. Attached to the casino is a 349-room Hilton hotel. The casino also has an 1100-seat theatre that has become one of the region's main music venues. The casino is also home to several bars and restaurants. In the casino itself there are more than 1,800 slot machines and more than 65 tables including roulette, blackjack, baccarat, craps and Texas hold 'em poker. It is open 24/7.
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