The pursuit led by Me Joey zukran de LPC Avocats alleges that the Espacejeux and OK POKER platforms gave an unfair advantage to players using an iPad or other iOS device.
The latter would have had the opportunity to see the individual cards rejected by the winners of the uncontested hands, which goes against the rules of Texas Hold’em poker and allowed them to discover the playing strategy of their opponents.
This flaw could cost Loto-Québec and the Société des casinos du Québec several million dollars, defended by Mes Sylvie Rodrigue, Corina Manole and Marie-Eve Gingras by Torys.
Indeed, all players who participated in games between July 9, 2019 and May 18, 2020 are automatically registered for the collective action carried out on behalf ofElisabetta bertucci. They claim reimbursement of all sums incurred during this period as well as $ 300 per member of the action for damages.
They also ask that Loto-Québec allow them to change their pseudonym in order to nullify the information that other players could have gathered on their strategy.
For its part, Loto-Quebec denies the allegations of flaw and maintains that all users had access to the same information, regardless of their device.