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Casino du Lac-Leamy
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The Casino du Lac-Leamy
Address 1, boulevard du Casino
Gatineau, Quebec
J8Y 6W3
Opening date March 24, 1996
Owner Société des casinos du Québec
Architect Martin Leblanc
Previous names Casino de Hull
Coordinates 45°26′48″N 075°43′36″W / 45.44667°N 75.72667°W / 45.44667; -75.72667
Casino du Lac-Leamy

Ottawa/Gatineau (Casino) Heliport
Airport type Public
Owner/Operator Casiloc Inc.
Serves Ottawa/Gatineau
Location Gatineau, Quebec
Time zone EST (UTC−05:00)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−04:00)
Elevation AMSL 220 ft / 67 m
Coordinates 45°26′48″N 075°43′36″W / 45.44667°N 75.72667°W / 45.44667; -75.72667
CTA9 is located in Quebec
Location in Quebec
Number Length Surface
ft m
1 79 (dia) 24 (dia) Concrete
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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.

International Portland Cement Co Hull, Quebec 1904
Bird's-eye view of the plant of the International Portland Cement Company, Hull, Quebec 1904 located where the Casino du Lac-Leamy stands now
Casino du Lac-Leamy viewed from Lac de la Carrière
Viewed from Lac de la Carrière

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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