Casino du Lac-Leamy, Gatineau – Canada

In 2016, the Casino du Lac-Leamy will be 20 years old. Inaugurated in March 1996, the casino was the first in Quebec to be built from the ground up, under a government-run initiative to raise funds and keep gambling revenue in the country.

It works. Not only does the Gatineau-based venue employ more than 1,500 people and generate $35 million every year, it also offers more than three million annual visitors a first-class gaming experience.

The casino has more than 70,000 sq ft of gaming space and features all the classic tables games, as well as nearly 2,000 slots. The full suite of games is in play – from craps to sic bo to Spanish 21, pai gow, and let it ride.

There is also a keno lounge, a sports bar, and a poker room that hosts regular tournaments. There is even a bad beat jackpot, in play during cash games, that pays if you lose with a full house of aces full of jacks.

The hotel is attached to the building. Between the two venues, food and drink options vary from nightclub lively at Club Alea to sit down fine dining at Le Baccara. In between, the choice ranges from café bistro to surf and turf. There’s even a cigar room for some celebration Cuban-style.

The 1,100 capacity theatre is another highlight and one of the few venues in Quebec to offer an old-school sit-down dinner show experience.

Slick, professional, and tax-free, the Casino du Lac-Leamy is the perfect example of what is possible with a professionally run – government supported – hotel and casino. If you find yourself in Ottawa and you are looking for a game, moor up on the Lake and give it a look.

Casino Details

  • More than 60 tables games, including roulette, blackjack, and craps
  • 1,800 slots and electronic games
  • Open 24/7
  • Minimum age 18
  • 1,100 seat theatre
  • Casino Privileges Club – Quebec-based loyalty program
  • Poker room and sports lounge
  • Choice of bars and Club Alea

Hotel Specifications

  • 349 guest rooms
  • heated indoor and outdoor pools
  • five restaurants, including CAA-AAA Five Diamond Le Baccara
  • fitness centre
  • Amerispa Spa
  • hiking trails and bicycle rental
  • 24 hour room service and concierge
  • marina with mooring

Nearby Attractions

  • The cities of Gatineau and Ottawa
  • Gatineau Park – dream location for nature lovers
  • Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau
  • Parliament Hill in Ottawa – the seat of Canada’s government
  • ByWard Market – farmers’ market by day, clubs and bars by night
  • Festivals – Canadians love a festival

Transport Information

The hotel and casino are accessible by car, shuttle bus, boat and helicopter. Visitors to Ottawa and Gatineau can take advantage of a free bus service – schedule available upon request. The venue is less than 28 km from Ottawa International Airport and 10 minutes from downtown Ottawa.

Hotel Contact Information

Address: 1, boulevard du Casino, Gatineau, Québec, Canada J8Y 6W3
Telephone: 1 800 665-2274