British Columbia Lottery Corporation

British Columbia Lottery Corporation

November 22, 2006 18:00 ET

British Columbia Lottery Corporation: Best in Poker Compete in B.C. Championships

RICHMOND, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 22, 2006) - British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) is pleased to present the Second Annual B.C. Poker Championships in partnership with River Rock Casino Resort, November 20 to 26.

Come out and see legendary poker player, Johnny Chan, in action on November 23. With 10 World Poker Series Gold Bracelets and two World Championships to his name, Johnny will be challenging last year's winner for the estimated top prize of $750,000!

What: Up to 2,000 participants compete over six days. Tournament
play includes a Pot Limit Omaha Hi/Lo Split event and a Pot
Limit Texas Hold'Em event with estimated prize pools of
$500,000 each.

The final Texas Hold'Em No Limit event has an estimated
prize pool of $2,500,000.

Opportunities: Meet and interview the organizers and registered players.
Brad "Yukon" Booth will be available for interviews at the
Players' Social. Brad and Gavin Smith are both registered
for the No Limit event.

Still and video photography inside the show theatre as
cards are dealt and the games begin.

Where: River Rock Casino Resort Show Theatre & Whistler Ballroom
(Social) 8811 River Road, Richmond, B.C.

When: November 22, 2006 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. - Players' Social
to meet players and organizers.
November 23, 2006 from noon - Round 1A of the No Limit
November 24, 2006 from noon - Round 1B of the No Limit
November 25, 2006 from noon - Round 2 of the No Limit
November 26, 2006 from noon to conclusion - Final round
of the No Limit event and Grand Prize disbursement.
The final table will be filmed for Canadian Poker Tour.

BCLC is a provincial Crown Corporation reporting to the Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General through a Board of Directors. Its mission is to offer responsible gaming entertainment, generating income for the public good.

Contact Information

  • British Columbia Lottery Corporation
    Shelley Marsh
    Corporate Communications Officer
    (250) 828-5576 or (250) 371-7274
    River Rock Casino Resort
    Alex Lee
    Manager Media and Public Relations
    (778) 999-2539