The Classique Vincent Lecavalier poker tournament returns to the Casino de

MONTREAL, July 27 /CNW Telbec/ - The Casino de Montréal proudly joins the Fondation Vincent Lecavalier once again on the occasion of a charity poker Texas Hold'em tournament on Wednesday, August 25, 2010. Many personalities from the entertainment and sports worlds are expected go be on hand at the Casino de Montréal Poker Room to go head-to-head in this event that is sure to be most convivial.

Popular Tampa Bay Lightning forward Vincent Lecavalier will preside as honorary president as some 200 poker players compete for a worthy cause, beginning at noon. A total purse of $60,000 will go to tournament winners.

Interested parties will need to defray the $350 registration fee. During the tournament itself, players can purchase or add chips to their stakes for a $150 fee. Play starts at noon. Registrants can sign up at the Casino de Montréal poker reception counter or by calling 514 392-2720 or 1 800 665-2274.

This event demonstrates the commitment of the Société des casinos du Québec to be involved in the community. A subsidiary of Loto-Québec, the Société des casinos du Québec is responsible for the management and development of Québec's four casinos. The Casino de Montréal offers some 18 Texas Hold'em poker tables with dealers as well as a private poker room. The Charlevoix, Lac-Leamy and Mont-Tremblant casinos offer Texas Hold'em rooms with dealers as well.

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, ext. 4881

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