British Columbia Lotto to Sponsor Pacific Poker Hold’em Shootout

With the rising popularity of Poker even the most popular form of state sponsored gambling is taking heed, and hosting the second annual Pacific Poker Shootout, in Canada.

In British Columbia, Canada the Lottery Commission is hosting the second annual Pacific Poker Shootout. This is the only known state commissioned and sponsored Poker Tournament in Canada. One local newspaper is covering this event as the opportunity for the players to “be the best in the west at poker.” Encouraging an old west style attitude through out the article.

Last years winner was Stuart Bagri of North Vancouver who won $51,300 to become B.C.’s First Pacific Poker Shootout champion. Last years tournament was held at Cascades Casino in Langley. The field was started with 341 players last year, and it took two rounds to finish with Stuart Bagri. What a competitive field for a state sponsored poker tournament.

Awarded last were also entry into the British Columbia Poker Championship, which will again follow this one, with the prospect to win 750 thousand dollars in only a weekend of play.

This year’s tournament will be held at the previously successful Cascades Casino with a top prize of 125 thousand Canadian dollars. There will be a prize pool of 600 thousand to pay out to all who finish in the cash. There will be 3 days of tournament play, between August 31st and September 2nd , with a 300-dollar buy in. On the 1st and the 2nd the tournaments main event will hold a 1000-dollar buy in and are targeting 500 players, creating an amazing prize poll to seek out.

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