The Biggest Poker Tournament in Canada

Grand Quebec

In 2012, Quebec will be the home of the biggest poker tournament ever in Canada. This tournament will be the first ever to hand out a Million Dollar prize to the lucky winner. The Grand Loto-Quebec Poker Tournament which takes on May 19th and 20th, 2012 at the Casino du Lac-Leamy in Hull Quebec is the most prestigious poker tournament ever held in Canada. This $25,000 buy-in tournament will reward the winner a seat valued at $1,000,000 to the biggest tournament in the world, The BIG ONE for ONE DROP that will be held during the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, on July 1-3, 2012.

There will be several ways other than paying the full $25k buyin to get into the Grand Tournament.  You can buy-in directly at the first 4 casinos of the below list.

Satellite Tournaments will be running at various Quebec Casinos as well as on Espacejeux – The Loto Quebec online poker room.  The next online satellites are Jan 9, Mar 12, and May 7 all at 8:30pm.  Buy-in is $300+$20  Participating casinos include:

  • Casino de Montreal
  • Casino de Charlevoix
  • Casino du Lac-Leamy
  • Casino de Mont-Tremblant
  • Salon de jeux de Quebec
  • Salon de jeux de Trois-Rivieres

If you would rather rely on pure luck to get into the big tournament, there will also be $5 scratch ticket lotteries starting in Feb 2012 as well as a Second Chance lottery from Lotto Poker in April 2012 which you must register for on the Loto-Quebec website.

The Big One for One Drop
The 43rd annual World Series of Poker (WSOP) will play host to The BIG ONE for ONE DROP™ poker tournament at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino on July 1, 2 and 3, 2012, in Las Vegas. In addition to qualified participants, this poker championship will attract players from around the world and from all walks of life. Tournament registration fees are one million U.S. dollars, and the WSOP will contribute 11.1% of total collected fees to the ONE DROP® Foundation.
One Drop
ONE DROP® — an initiative of Guy Laliberté, Founder of Cirque du Soleil® — is a non-governmental organization established in Montréal, Québec, Canada, and active worldwide. The mission of ONE DROP® is to fight poverty by promoting access to water and in raising awareness among individuals and communities about water-related issues to convince them to mobilize for universal access to water and urge them to adopt sound habits for managing this precious resource for future generations. ONE DROP® continues to reach out to the world to realize its dream of safe water for all, today and tomorrow. To learn more about ONE DROP® or to make a donation, visit

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