Quebec legalizes Texas Hold’em

Taking advantage of the poker room boom around the world, casinos in Quebec hope the province’s plan to legalize Texas hold ’em poker will bring in a full house.

The new law will put Quebec casinos on a level playing field with some of the largest casinos in Ontario, and will also allow them to compete with a growing number of illegal gambling houses, two places where customers can already play the popular poker variant.

Loto-Quebec officials said casinos will likely start offering Texas hold ’em in the fall, when the new law comes into effect.