A Futuristik adventure at the Casino!
The future isn’t all that far away. In fact, until August 24 it’s right on the doorstep at the Casino du Lac‑Leamy! Find out what the future holds at the Casino’s Futuristik Nights, featuring colourful sci-fi characters, futuristic DJ performances, and intergalactic games.
When I think of the future, I think of self-driving cars, phones that recognize our faces, and an electronic friend with answers to all our questions. But, surprise surprise, we already have all that in 2019! So I couldn’t wait to find out what kind of future the Casino had lined up for these nights inspired by the futuristic universe.
The future is now!
As I enter the Casino, a structure with giant metal rings mounted on a podium catches my eye. At the approach of two space travellers wearing Star Trek-style costumes, I quickly understand that I’m about to witness a contortion act worthy of the planet Mars! At Bar 7, I’m invited to try the official cocktail of the future: the Luminar. Besides being delicious with its citrus flavours, it’s ultra avant-garde with its bluish tint and lighted ice cubes!
The future is synonymous with high tech gadgets, and the Casino’s prize draws include plenty of those! If your wristband number is drawn, you’re invited to enter a contest with $110,000 in prizes to be won. The prizes include everything to give your life a high-tech upgrade! For instance, you could take home a smart home kit or a virtual reality set, a drone, a smart watch or a smart voice assistant.
Encounters with robots and timeless flavours!
As I’m heading over to the light sabres game, I meet an adorable android couple. They don’t say much, but they kindly agree to pose and indulge us with a few dance steps! I continue on my way to the virtual reality station. Once I’ve got my headset on and the game is underway, I feel like a real Jedi—not a young Padawan, but a Jedi Master. Yoda and Luke Skywalker definitely have competition! Next, it’s dance time at Club Aléa, with futuristic rhythms and effects inspired by legendary sci-fi movies!
Time travel makes you hungry, and the ultimate late-night (or late-time-travel-journey, if you prefer) snack is definitely poutine. And that’s where the Casino du Lac-Leamy‘s best-kept secret is revealed: Le Café‘s poutine! I decide to treat myself to a generous serving, loaded with cheese, crispy fries and hot sauce. What’s even more delicious is that on Fridays and Saturdays from 11 p.m. to 3:30 a.m., poutine is only $5!