Montreal’s casino is totally closed down after a pipe rupture on Île Notre-Dame, the island housing Montreal’s main gambling house.
News of the shutdown broke around 3 p.m. Early statements suggest that the casino does not appear to have flooded — rather, the issue is that there is no water supply to the building.
Update: The casino will reportedly reopen at 7:30 p.m. Friday (November 24).
That means that all parts of the casino, including the prestigious L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon and all other restaurants, are shut down this evening.
TVA reports that around 1,000 people had to be evacuated from the casino due to the issue. There’s no word as to when it will reopen: the casino’s statements simply say it’s closed “until further notice”, and that it’s waiting for more information from authorities. In any case, it looks like there’s no gambling, and no publicly funded gastronomy on the menu for tonight at the very least.