Thousands of poker players are preparing to descend on Playground Poker Club from April 21st to May 2nd. The reason is simple: the MILLIONS North America and a chance at winning a share of the $15,000,000 in Guaranteed Prize Pools; including the MILLIONS Main Event with $10,000,000 Guaranteed.
Now, we realize many of you will be visiting our city, our province and even our country for the very first time. So with that in mind, we will be, for the next 10 weeks counting down to the MILLIONS North America, share with you a Top 10 of must-see attractions and must-do activities in and around one of the oldest and most unique cities in North America; Montreal.
By the time we reach number 1 on our list, you’ll probably want to move here… or at the very least come back for the World Cup of Cards later this year.
#10 – The Shopping Experience
First of all let’s address the elephant in the room. You could shop anywhere, so what makes shopping in and around Montreal unique? For starters, players coming from south of the border or across the pond will benefit from a very favorable exchange rate that will give you more bang for your buck. This obviously applies to all your tournament buy-ins as well.
Second, whether you prefer European charm or North American convenience your shopping needs will be met in spades!
And last but not least; Montreal IS Canada’s fashion centre. Period.
So take a stroll down Ste-Catherine Street, with access to over 1,200 retailers. Feeling funky and looking for something more unique? Then take a stroll down Mont-Royal Avenue, Saint-Laurent Boulevard (we call it The Main), Rue Saint-Denis or the Mile End District for an incomparable and trendy shopping experience. Better yet – visit them all.
And as Montrealers, we realise the weather doesn’t always cooperate. But don’t worry, we have that covered. Literally. Explore RÉSO, our Underground City; which is the largest underground complex in the world with over 30 kilometers of tunnels connecting with 10 metro stations, 2 bus terminals, approximately 2,000 stores, 200 restaurants, 40 banks, 40 movie theatres and other entertainment venues, 7 major hotels, 4 universities, Place des Arts, a cathedral, the Bell Centre, and much, much more. Bring a map, you might need one.
And don’t worry, whether you decide to shop in or shop out, you will have plenty of food and drink options to choose from along the way, but we will cover that in detail in the weeks ahead.
For now, get ready to shop ‘till you drop once you’re done on the felts.