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Loto Quebec settles with problem gamblers after a decade

After protracted legal fight and ten years of dispute, Loto Quebec has reached an out-of-court settlement with 120,000 plaintiffs in a class action involving exclusion of problem gamblers.

The settlement, said to be calculated at a total of Cdn$ 50 million, could see Loto Quebec funding therapy for those impacted by gambling between 1994 and 2002. The issue was focused on (land) VLT operations, with observers estimating that if the gambling company had lost in court it could have faced a Cdn$ 700 million claim instead of a settlement agreement estimated to be worth Cdn$ 50 million.

Under the terms of the settlement, Loto-Québec will offer plaintiffs an average of Cdn$ 5,000 to fund individual therapy.

Source: InfoPowa News

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