Network: TVA Television Network
Broadcast Run: 2007
Broadcast Medium: Television
Le Banquier was the Quebec adaptation of the Deal or No Deal game show, and was first broadcast on January 24, 2007, hosted by Julie Snyder.
At the start of the game, the contestants had to choose one suitcase from amongst 26. They then had to open six suitcases, before getting their first offer from the banker. If they refused the offer, they had to open five more suitcases and so on and so forth. The grand prize was $500,000.
The models who opened the suitcases on the show are called beauties. The Quebec adaptation was the only version of the game in the world in which male models appeared.
Written by Yvon Chouinard – January, 2012