Need I say more? The Montreal Casino is extremely depressing. I did not see any clocks in the casino (probably because they don't want you to know how long you've been there). I've seen machines that allow cash advances up to $50,000, and I saw one poor old man gambling away a high amount of money, and his "YES YES YES!" quickly turn to "NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO!" followed by a bowed head between his arms. There were many "regulars," often occupying more than one machine at a time, mindlessly pushing "SPIN" and watching the machine colours change and take their money. The building architecture itself is cool, but it is designed for you not to be able to find your way out (did I mention that many of the escalators only go one direction? into the casino?)
I saw the seniors sitting in the old, beaten up chairs and I just thought about how sad it is that they are spending the last of their years glued like zombies to a machine that is designed to make you lose your life savings.
At least if it was a classy place, it would be a fun activity for once in a while, but it is depressing, completely packed, and it just takes your soul away.
I have always said, "If this is your thing, then to each his/her own." But I will say this, I will never go back to this horrible, soul-sucking place, and I would strongly suggest the same to all of you reading this.
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