Take a walk through the sprawling expanses of Casino de Montréal, the largest casino in all of Canada, and you’ll likely notice a few things. Perhaps you will observe the aesthetic appeal of its ornately festooned floorplan, or the abundance of gaming machines that include well over 3000 slots and table games. What you should be spotting, though, is the multitude of 6-figure progressive jackpots just waiting to be liberated.
|Regulators in the province felt the value of these increasingly lucrative prizes was so worthy of imprimatur, a press release was issued yesterday to declare their profusion. According to Loto-Québec, there are currently 4 progressive jackpots worth noting, including three slot machines collectively valued at more than $1 million, and the live poker room’s Bad Beat Jackpot that just topped $400k.|
“There are a lot of poker players at the Casino de Montréal who hope to lose a winning hand these days,” reads the press release. “And with good reason: The Bad Beat progressive prize has reached more than $400,000!”
$400k Bad Beat Jackpot Good news for Poker Players
That’s excellent news for poker players in the region, and could even be enough to draw a few foreign poker pros to Montreal’s Notre Dame Island. If there’s one thing no player wants to suffer, it’s a bad beat; the dramatic loss of a hand that was so strong they thought it couldn’t be beaten. A Bad Beat Jackpot is the ultimate consolation prize, greatly rewarding losers of such hands, as well as everyone else at the table.
To release the bad beat progressive at Casino de Montréal, players must achieve any hand of quad 8’s or better, utilizing both hole cards, and take them to the showdown against at least one other opponent. If the qualifying hand loses at the showdown to an even better hand, the jackpot is released, with 50% going to the bad beat loser, 25% going to the hand’s winner, and the remaining 25% being spread equally among the rest of the hand’s participants
Based on the criteria above, that means one very (un)lucky poker player is poised to collect at least $200,000 when the bad beat jackpot is unleashed. The hand’s winner will take home $100k+, with the rest of the table splitting another $100k+.
6-Digit Slot Machine Progressives at Casino de Montréal
The poker tables aren’t the only place worth playing at Canada’s largest casino. Many of the establishment’s 3,200+ slot machines carry progressive jackpots just waiting to be showered upon their most fortunate players. At the moment, several of the slots titles are primed to deliver 6-figure payouts.
The largest potential strike could come on the casino’s Grand Prix game, which—as of yesterday’s announcement—carries a progressive jackpot of over $722,000. Next up are the linked progressives of Casino de Montréal’s Roue de Fortune and Monte Carlo slots, which could release more than $320,000 at any moment. Last but not least, two of the casino’s Quick Hit Platinum Triple Blazing 7’s slots are listed at $200,000 and climbing.
Casino de Montréal has been very busy lately, welcoming guests to the gaming floor and subsequently writing out those big cardboard checks we all hope to get one day. In terms of single prizes that exceed $5,000, Loto-Quebec heralded the munificent payout of more than $3.2 million to members of the Casino de Montréal just since early November.
The largest prize awarded by the casino this year was $887,180 back in February 2015. Last year, the casino dished up its highest prize of $1,059,204 on Grand Prix. The largest slots jackpot ever paid by a Quebec casino occurred in 2003, worth $3,144,283.60.