British Columbia Lottery Corporation

British Columbia Lottery Corporation

February 14, 2009 12:00 ET

British Columbia Lottery Corporation/Media Advisory: Poker Players to 'Raise Hands' for Breast Cancer Research

RICHMOND, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Feb. 14, 2009) - Women poker players will go "all in" to raise money for breast cancer research next weekend, as BC Casinos presents the 4th Annual Women's Poker Classic.

An estimated 981 women will compete in three Texas Hold'em events, with an estimated total prize pool of over $265,000.

The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation will receive a donation of $50/entry, or $49,000 if the tournament is sold out.

Media are invited to take still and video photography of the following two tournament events:

What: 4th Annual BCLC Women's Poker Classic

When: Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009 from noon - No Limit Texas Hold'em Team Event (New)

Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009 from noon - No Limit Texas Hold'em Main Event

Where: Cascades Casino, 20393 Fraser Highway, Langley, B.C.

Interested players can register in-person at Cascades Casino or call 1-877-750-1501.

For a media pass, please get in touch with the contact listed below.

BCLC is a provincial Crown Corporation that offers socially responsible gaming entertainment while generating income that benefits all British Columbians. Last year more than 6,850 community and charitable organizations received community gaming grants. BCLC is an Official Supporter of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

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