Canuck lotto sponsors BC poker tourney

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CANUCK LOTTERY SPONSORS POKER TOURNEY

Widening interest in poker recognised by provincial lottery

"Be the best in the west at poker," urges a news article from the British Columbia province of the Great White North this week as it reports on the involvement of the British Columbia Lottery Corporation in a Vancouver area poker tournament.

"Do you have the nerves of steel to be the best poker player in the west?" the piece continues, advising that the BCLC is to present the second annual Pacific Poker Shootout Aug. 31 to Sept. 2 at the Cascades Casino in Langley.

The tournament has a total estimated prize pool of $600 000 and a top prize of $125 000 to the last player standing.

The shootout features three days of tournament play in no limit Texas Hold'Em with an estimated prize pool of $105 000 based on 350 players and a $300 buy-in. Sept. 1 and 2 events have an estimated prize pool of $500 000 based on a maximum of 500 players and a $1 000 buy-in.
 

bromo98

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to clarify a little

BCLC is actually the governing body for lotteries and gaming in the province of British Columbia - they are not a lottery themselves. They facilitate the poker tournament that is held at a different casino each year (owned by different companies).
Now, if only they'd get with it and allow on-line satellites. :)
 
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