Montrealer files suit over issue that revealed cards during online poker


Loto Quebec has been named in an application for a class-action lawsuit filed by a woman who claims a computer glitch gave some online poker players an unfair advantage.

The lawsuit seeks compensation for everyone who played Texas Hold'em poker online up to May 18.

The Journal de Montreal reports the suit was filed on behalf of Elisabetta Bertucci who claims to have lost $18,000 because of a programming defect which allowed gamblers using an IPad or perhaps any other IOS device, to see the cards other players had in the hole or other-wise face down, at the end of each game.

While it did not affect the outcome of each game, it would have allowed IOS users to see when opponents had been bluffing and perhaps detect a pattern of play.

The lawsuit seeks $300 compensation for each player and reimbursement of the money they lost.

The newspaper says Bertucci filed the suit when Loto Quebec offered her a $15 credit after she brought the issue to their attention.