5 Montreal-Vegas connections Celine Dion has been a permanent fixture on Montreal’s St-Laurent strip since 2012, as part-owner of the city’s famed Schwartz’s Deli. She’s also been a permanent fixture on the Las Vegas strip since 2003, holding a pair of residencies at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. CFL quarterback Anthony Calvillo enjoyed a decorated 16-year career in Montreal… But originally got his start with the CFL’s now defunct Las Vegas Posse in 1994. Georges St-Pierre is undefeated in four title fights in his hometown of Montreal, winning UFC 83, 124, 154, and 158 at the Bell Centre. GSP is also undefeated in four title fights in Vegas, winning UFC 79, 94, 100, and 167 in the Nevada metropolis. The Cirque du Soleil is one of Quebec’s most famous exports, having performed in over 271 cities worldwide — but still headquartered in Montreal. The circus troupe has been a permanent fixture in Vegas since 1993, and has already played at the home of the Golden Knights in January 2017. In the mid 1900s, Montreal was known as the Sin City of the North thanks to a former red-light district which houses today’s Quartier des Spectacles. Vegas remains the original, and better known Sin City of course, with an average gaming budget of $619 per visitor (among gamblers). Just don’t forget to bet on red if you’re in town on Saturday.