Online Poker: British Columbia Lottery Corporation joins hands with Loto-Québec's Espacejeux

MONTREAL, Feb. 19 /CNW Telbec/ - Today, BCLC (British Columbia Lottery Corporation), owner of the Playnow.com online gaming site, joins hands with Loto-Québec's Espacejeux to offer poker to its clientele. This means that thousands of players from British Columbia will now have access to a bilingual platform with eight varieties of poker. Open since December 1, 2010, Espacejeux.com provides a convivial, trustworthy and responsible gaming environment.

Loto-Québec President and Chief Executive Officer Alain Cousineau congratulated his BCLC counterpart and expressed his satisfaction as follows: "We are thrilled that British Columbia poker enthusiasts can now take part in online poker on a joint jurisdictional platform."  Incidentally, this technology's infrastructure is hosted in Montréal.

To highlight the arrival of the new players, a tournament with $100,000 in prize money will begin simultaneously on Espacejeux and Playnow on Sunday, February 20; registration is free.

The Québec and British Columbia lottery corporations will base the revenue-sharing formula for poker platform earnings on each jurisdiction's gaming volume, using the Lotto 6/49 and Lotto Max agreement as a model. Like all other Loto-Québec activities, profits will be paid to the Government of Québec each year in support of its major programs.

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Loto-Québec's mission is to responsibly manage games of chance in a controlled and measured fashion, in the interest of all Quebecers.

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