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from Brad Ziemer of the Vancouver Sun, The B.C. Lottery Corp. is paying Vancouver Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo’s $10,000 entry fee into next week’s World Series of Poker main event in Las Vegas….

As part of that contract, the lottery corporation confirmed Thursday that Luongo represents its Playnow.com poker and casino games website at a number of gaming events, including the World Series of Poker main event….

The final table is normally played in early November — with the final table players commonly referred to as the November Nine — but to avoid a conflict with the U.S. presidential election this year’s final table is scheduled for Oct. 28. The final two players will go head to head on Oct. 30.

No word on what Luongo would do if he happened to make it to that final table as it will be played during the NHL regular season.

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SYF's avatar

Heh.  Even Shannon Elizabeth can clean out that guy.

Mmmm…Shannon Elizabeth:

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 07/05/12 at 10:47 PM ET

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I assume Cory Schneider will replace him after the first two hands?

Posted by mc keeper on 07/05/12 at 10:51 PM ET

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Good thing he has another career option since no one wants him as goaltender.

Posted by Puckbubba from FL. on 07/05/12 at 11:08 PM ET

Guilherme's avatar

Just wondering, is this valid under the CBA? I mean, teams can’t provide housing or stuff like that (except in the case of trades), so…

Posted by Guilherme from Brazsil on 07/06/12 at 12:01 AM ET

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Just wondering, is this valid under the CBA? I mean, teams can’t provide housing or stuff like that (except in the case of trades), so…

Posted by Guilherme from Brazsil on

The CBA doesn’t regulate players’ off-season activities, and the BC Lottery Commission doesn’t own the Canucks, so I’m not sure what problem you’re envisioning.

Posted by shazam88 from SoCal on 07/06/12 at 01:18 AM ET

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I’m stupid, thought the Canucks were paying his fee. Sorry.

Posted by Guilherme from Brazsil on 07/06/12 at 01:22 AM ET

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I’m stupid, thought the Canucks were paying his fee. Sorry.

Posted by Guilherme from Brazsil on 07/05/12 at 11:22 PM ET

Dude, no worries. 

Back in the old days I bet that just the gambling aspect (and not even sports betting at that) would have been given Clarence Campbell reason to threaten a player doing something like this.  Time have changed though…

Posted by shazam88 from SoCal on 07/06/12 at 01:46 AM ET

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