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Salon de jeux de QuébecThe Salon de jeux de Québec to move to the Méga Centre Beauport

Salon de jeux de QuébecThe Salon de jeux de Québec to move to the Méga Centre Beauport

Montréal, August 21, 2020 Loto-Québec will be relocating the Salon de jeux de Québec to the Méga Centre Beauport, at 847 Rue Clemenceau in Québec City, in late November 2021. The decision was made following a study by KPMG, which evaluated the impacts of moving the gaming establishment and enhancing the gaming offer in the Québec City area. In its conclusion, the study recommended relocating the Salon de jeux de Québec to a new corridor that would reduce access to the site by vulnerable populations in order to promote social acceptability and maintain the current gaming offer.

 

The new site isn’t considered an area with vulnerable populations, based on the material deprivation index used by the Institut national de santé publique, compared to the current location of the Salon de jeux in the Vanier area. Méga Centre Beauport site boasts several other advantages, including being in a easily accessible area near the road network and offering numerous parking spaces for customers.

 

“The new Salon de jeux de Québec will remain a dynamic entertainment hub, in line with our quality and safety standards. The usual controls and responsible gambling awareness measures will be applied,” said Lynne Roiter, President and Chief Executive Officer.

 

Selection criteria

 

In the KPMG study, the following five criteria were used to select a gaming offer scenario in the Capitale­Nationale region:

 

  • Social acceptability
  • Impact on the Charlevoix region
  • Québec City’s economic development
  • Financial considerations
  • Impact on the area’s offer

 

The Méga Centre Beauport, a well-known shopping centre in the area, is located on the outskirts of Québec City, in the corridor recommended by KPMG. Loto-Québec will also move its prize claim office and administrative offices to this location. A five-year lease, with renewal options, has been signed and will take effect in November 2021. In the meantime, the gaming hall in the Fleur de Lys shopping centre will remain open with its usual hours, adjusted based on COVID-19 restrictions.

 

We would like to point out that this relocation will not result in additional video lottery terminals in the Vanier area and that the removal of the 335 terminals will be permanent.

 

Publication of the study

To see the KPMG study, click here

 

About Loto-Québec

Loto-Québec’s mission is to responsibly and efficiently manage games of chance in a controlled and measured fashion in the interest of all Quebecers. Entertainment is at the heart of its activities.

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Patrice Lavoie
Corporate Director, Media and Public Affairs
Loto-Québec
514-499-5130
patrice.lavoie@loto-quebec.com
twitter.com/patricelavoie

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Renaud Dugas
Senior Advisor, Media and Public Affairs
Loto-Québec
514-499-5208
renaud.dugas@loto-quebec.com

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