Popular Montreal casino for poker players employs kitchens for Covid-19 relief

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Posted on: April 24, 2020 8:02 pm EDT

Casino Montreal might be closed for business to help stop the spread of COVID-19, but they continue to spread good cheer. The large casino, located near downtown Montreal, has opened its professional kitchens to prepare meals for those in need.

With more Canadians heading to food banks due to a nationwide economic shutdown, the initiative comes just in time. In support of the Les Cuisines Solidaires Project, chefs will produce no fewer than 35,000 meals within a single week.

Casino Montreal is familiar to poker players of all stripes, including young Americans looking to play legal live poker. In Quebec, the gambling and drinking age is 18 (vs. 21 in the US), making the destination extremely attractive.

Casino Montreal features a 24/7 poker room with 24 No-Limit tables, making it an ideal place for poker players who find themselves close to the downtown core.

But it’s not the only poker game in town. Located close to Montreal, Playground Poker Club has become a staple for poker players looking for serious action. Boasting over 70 poker tables and over 400 Electronic Gaming Devices, Playground Poker Club is arguably one of the best poker rooms in North America. In 2017, it won the American Poker Awards Event of the Year for hosting the MILLIONS North America tournament.

Playground Poker Club also remains closed to help stop the spread of COVID-19. It’s not yet known when the gambling properties will reopen to serve poker players looking to play live.