The Casino de Montréal proudly welcomes Jonathan Duhamel to La Classique
Vincent Lecavalier Texas Hold'em poker tournament!

MONTREAL, Aug. 16 /CNW Telbec/ - The Casino de Montréal and the Fondation Vincent Lecavalier proudly announce that many well-known personalities will attend the August 25 La Classique Vincent Lecavalier poker tournament, including Jonathan Duhamel, the young leader of the prestigious final table at the main Word Series of Poker Tournament.

At 22 years of age, Jonathan Duhamel is the first player from Quebec to reach the main tournament final table since 1996. A native of Montréal's South Shore and a big-time ice hockey fan, Jonathan Duhamel was quick to respond to Vincent Lecavalier's personal invitation to the tournament. This young Francophone recruit could become the first Canadian ever to win in next November's World Series of Poker.

Nearly 200 poker players will compete against Jonathan Duhamel and against the popular Tampa Bay Lightning forward at the charity tournament on August 25, including Anne-Marie Angelil, Patrice Brisebois, Mathieu Darche, Marc Dupré and Roberto Luongo. Numerous other personalities from the show business and sports world are also expected to be attending at the Casino de Montréal's Poker Room on this occasion.

Tournament registration fees are $350, and the total winners' purse adds up to $60,000. The buyout or rebuy option costs $150. Players may register at the Casino de Montréal poker desk or by telephone at 514-392-2720 or 1-800-665-2274.

La Fondation Vincent Lecavalier assists young people in precarious financial circumstances through a variety of programs.

SOURCE Casino de Montréal

For further information: For further information: Catherine Fortier, Communications Department, Casino de Montréal, 514 392-0909, extension 4881

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