There are mainly two places where you
can gamble in Montreal : the Casino and the Montreal Hippodrome
The Casino is on Ile Notre-Dame (in
the Ile Ste-Hélène and Notre-Dame
district) and is located in the old France pavillion of Expo
1967 (world expo). The Casino was expanded last year (1996) and
there is now a new section in the old Quebec pavillion (the windows
now have a shade of gold, they use to be silver). There are a lot
of slot machines, some black jack tables, baccara and keno. A dress
code is in effect : no old jeans, no leather jackets and no smelly
sneakers but you definitely don't have to wear a toxedo, just "regular"
clean clothes. There are also five restaurants, including Nuances
(one of the best gastronomy restaurant in Montreal) and a cabaret
where you can see live shows. By the way, the Casino is now open
24 hours a day for your gambling convenience. For more information,
you can go to the Casino's web site.
The Blue Bonnets race track is where
you can see (and bet) on horse races. It is located near the Namur
metro station in the Côte-des-Neiges district). For more information,
you can go to the Blue
Bonnets' web site.
There are also off track betting places
(called Hippo-clubs) and video-poker machines (or other video gambling
games) at different bars around town (in fact, when you see a bar
with a sign saying "casino", it usually means it has a couple of
video-poker machine, it's not really a casino).