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
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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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