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Casino de Montreal hosts poker tournament

20 February 2008

Casino de Montreal Hosts the World's Largest Automated Poker Tournament on PokerPro Wednesday February 20, 9:00 am ET A Record 240 Players Battled It Out on PokerPro Tables During the Casino's First Major Tournament

MATTHEWS, North Carolina -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- On Tuesday, February 12th, 2008, Casino de Montreal hosted the world's largest multi-table poker tournament ever run on automated poker tables. Amazingly, the entire tournament was run with only four staff members.

This inaugural No Limit Texas Hold'em Poker Tournament was held in Casino de Montreal's beautiful new 100% PokerPro poker room, which just opened its doors on January 18th, 2008. The $225 buy-in tournament was sold-out two weeks in advance, with a record 240 players vying for a piece of the prize pool.

Mohamed Nadim, an engineering student, was crowned house champ after he took down 239 players and walked away with $20,000 CAD.

The second place $10,000 prize went to Quebec Sports television and radio host, Pierre Rinfret. The top 20 finishers went home with cash.

"Running a tournament of this magnitude is what we always envisioned for PokerPro. We are pleased with the success of this tournament and proud of our partnership with Casino de Montreal," says Chris Halligan, CEO of PokerTek, manufacturer of the PokerPro tables. "The Québécois players have embraced automated poker, as validated by the response to this tournament."

Montreal's tournament on Tuesday was the second record broken by the property, the first being that they have the largest installation of automated poker tables in the world with 25. Both Crown Casino in Melbourne, Australia and Four Winds Casino Resort in New Buffalo Michigan have run PokerPro tournaments with 100 players.

Currently, Casino de Montreal's 100% PokerPro room offers cash games, daily Sit-and- Go tournaments, plus weekly and monthly multi-table tournaments.

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