Three or four times a year, Casino de Montréal hosts a $1,100 tournament. Yesterday was La Série Royale de Poker with a $120,000 guarantee and players excitedly turned out to play for their share of the prize pool.
A spokesperson from the poker room explained that a few Americans and Ontarians make the trip up to Montreal, Quebec for these large buy-in events, but the larger majority of the field was from the Montreal area. There were also satellites available to pad the tournament with a few extra entries that may not be willing to put up the $1,100 for a seat.
The next $1,100 event will be on May 10th. There are no other major series on the calendar yet, as the casino is currently undergoing some renovations, but they hope to see a return of a headlining poker event or two next year.