Société des casinos du Québec

Casino du Lac-Leamy Loto-Québec Casino de Charlevoix
Société des casinos du Québec
Subsidiary
Founded1992
HeadquartersMontreal, Quebec,
ProductsCasinos, Video Lottery Terminals, and Bingo
RevenueCA$$758.5 million (2005–2006)
OwnerLoto-Québec
Number of employees
6,000
Websitewww.casino-quebec.com
Casino du Lac-Leamy, October 2005

The Société des casinos du Québec is a subsidiary of Loto-Québec, a government of Québec corporation. The Société des casinos du Québec oversees all four government-run casinos in the province of Québec: the Casino de Montréal, the Casino du Lac-Leamy, the Casino de Mont-Tremblant, and the Casino de Charlevoix.

History

In December 1992, the Quebec cabinet approved and authorized the construction of two government-run casinos: one on Île Notre-Dame, in Montreal, and the other at Pointe-au-Pic in the Charlevoix region.

The creation and management of these government-run casinos was entrusted to Loto-Québec, which subsequently created three subsidiaries: the Société des casinos du Québec Inc., given the responsibility of building the casinos and overseeing their operation, Resto-Casino Inc., which operates the restaurants and bars at the three casinos, and Casiloc Inc., which is in charge of acquiring, building and overseeing casino facilities.

The Casino de Montréal was inaugurated on October 9, 1993, and is located in the former French Pavilion (Pavillon de la France) of the 1967 World Exposition.

In 1994, the Casino de Charlevoix opened its doors in what was once the Manoir Richelieu's summer playhouse located at Pointe-au-Pic.

The Casino du Lac-Leamy was the first of Québec's casinos to be built from the ground up. It was inaugurated on March 24, 1996.

The Casino de Mont-Tremblant was inaugurated on June 24, 2009.[1]

Prior to the opening of the Mont-Tremblant casino, Quebec's three other casinos welcomed some 10.5 million visitors each year.

Mandate

The Société des casinos du Québec Inc. is entrusted with the mission of constructing and overseeing the management of Québec's casinos.

Facts and Figures

*Including all visits (by tourists and non-tourists)

External links

Sources

  1. ^ "Company Overview - Québec's casinos". Retrieved 2010-05-24.
  2. ^ a b (in English) Loto-Québec. 2006. "[http://www.loto-quebec.com/corpo/pdf/salledepresse/Rapportannuel2006_en.pdf#page=1 Entertaining for the benefit of Québec society. 2006 Annual Report.]" (PDF). External link in |title= (help) (1.67 MB) Loto-Québec: Montréal.