To celebrate its new system, the casino recently launched a 'Break the Ice' promotion that will see patrons awarded with over $345,000 in prizes until November 16, 2011. The promotion makes full use of the casino's new multimedia system by engaging participants in interactive games. It will also include draws throughout the year.
A history of expansion
The Casino de Charlevoix and its adjoining historic hotel, the Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu, are no stranger to change and innovation. In 1998, just four years after the casino's inauguration, Loto-Québec engaged in a partnership with the Canadian Pacific Hotels and the Fonds de solidarité des travailleurs du Québec for a $140 million renovation of both the hotel and casino. Expansion continued throughout the years since, and has included additional renovations to the hotel, its outdoor facilities, gaming technologies and casino entertainment.
Currently, the casino sits at 87,000 square feet and sports 1,165 gaming stations, more than 940 slot machines, 25 gaming tables and shared entertainment and business spaces with the Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu. Since opening in 1994, it has attracted over 15 million guests and done its part to spark significant job growth within the region.
All said, the Casino de Charlevoix's new multimedia system is the latest addition to an ever evolving facility - additions that Loto-Québec believes will go a long way towards creating greater buzz for one of Quebec's most popular gaming facilities.
“This is something different, something unique. There's nothing we can compare it to in the rest of North America, so we're really proud of that uniqueness,” says Marilyne Desrochers, Senior Media relations Office with Loto-Québec, adding, “It's the future; right here, right now.”
By Matthew Bradford, CGB Editor