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Loto-Quebec in Multi-Million Dollar Addiction Settlement

11th January 2010 7:58 am GMT

In a case that could have wider national implications, Canada's Loto-Quebec has reached an out-of-court settlement worth millions of dollars with problem gamblers in the province, following a class action lawsuit filed against the provincial state lottery operator nine years ago.

In 2001 a group of problem gamblers, estimated to number up to 250,000, filed a class action lawsuit against Loto-Quebec claiming nearly CAD$1 billion in damages to cover the cost of their gambling addiction treatment.

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