Carol has always held a great love for anything Canadian and Quebec is her favorite place of all. Her all-time pick for best gambling experience is the Casino du Lac-Leamy, located five minutes from downtown Gatineau.


This 70,644 square-foot casino opened in 1996 and offers 1,820 gaming machines and 72 table games with five restaurants and a luxurious hotel with 349 opulent rooms. Dramatic lights, waterfalls, fountains, and a bamboo forest surround you with a tropical feel.

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As one of the region’s main music venues, this casino attracts celebrity performers from all over the world to the 1,100-seat theater for some of the most spectacular entertainment. The unveiling of new slot machines happens every month with games like Fishing For Loot, All That Jazz, the Monte Carlo Spin, and Skee-Ball, which are all offered in classic cylinder or the latest in digital and audio equipment with bets that range from one penny to $1,000.

The table games out-rival the competition with Craps, Pai Gow Poker, Ultimate Texas Hold’em, High Card Flush, Baccarat, and War. Try out their casino within a casino in the Zone, where you can play alone or in a group with 40 interactive terminals and a festive atmosphere that changes décor with lights and sounds as the play heats up.

Integrated with the casino is the Hilton Lac-Leamy, which opened in 2001 as an ultramodern hotel and never looked back. Winning accolades and the Four Diamond Award, the luxurious suites offer all the amenities and breathtaking views of the lake. Eating at any of the five star restaurants in the Casino du Lac-Leamy is a delightful experience in culinary masterpieces.

The Le Baccara’s earned the Five Diamond rating and has an open kitchen that provides an intimate view of the chefs while they prepare your food with a distinctive French influence. Carol never leaves without partaking in their hot appetizer of seared sablefish, farfalle with cuttlefish ink, shiitake, an edamame and shrimp tian, the sea urchin butter, and some Massawippi miso that has been aged for five years.

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Whether you’re looking for an intimate evening for two or a party with friends, the Arôme Seafood and Grill gives you an experience that appeals to all of your senses with their Brazilian style BBQ in the summer, a wild game festival for fall, sushi and mussels in the winter, and their annual spring lobster festival. Le Café has an array of delicious sandwiches, salads, and desserts with hot breakfast and promotional items like candy and lottery available. This casino and hotel offers a gambling experience like no other with great food and ambiance