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September 3rd Casino news ... My Gambling Book at mygamblingbook.com
MEGA MOOLAH PROGRESSIVE HIT REPORTED
Over the past 12 hours it appears that Microgaming's Mega Moolah progressive jackpot has been hit, with lucky mobile punter MarkA in line for a full $7,561,766 pay-out.
Details are scarce at present, but it is understand that the jackpot was hit at Royal Vegas Casino.
Since 2009 Mega Moolah has on average paid out $3,723,010 per hit and is won every 11 weeks.
Some of the biggest online winners every have scored on this progressive, notably Klaus from Finland who took home over $5.5 million and Georgios from Greece who won Euro 6.3 million (see previous InfoPowa reports).
NEW SLOT FROM NET ENTERTAINMENT
Net Entertainment has kicked off the new year with a bang, publishing a preview of Steam Tower, a 5 reel, 15 pay-line video slot with a steam-punk theme that will be released on February 23rd.
The Victorian steam age sets the backdrop against which players are taken on a journey that involves climbing a steam tower to rescue a princess from a dragon, aided by a slew of features that include Free Spins, Stacked Wilds and Multipliers.
Check out the preview here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJ5c1ov7XlU&feature=em-uploademail
MORE ONLINE GAMBLING ACQUISITION RUMOURS
The Wall Street Journal triggered a wave of interest and speculation this week by reporting that the Permira private equity group is in preliminary acquisition talks with online gambling group 888 Holdings plc, quoting "reliable" insider sources.
The two organisations have neither confirmed nor denied the possibility, encouraging further rumours.
The WSJ report surmises that Permira may find 888 appealing due to the upcoming implementation of the British government point-of-consumption licensing and tax changes, which it perceives will have a stabilising effect on a potentially lucrative market.
The article observed: "A new licensing and tax regime for online gaming in the UK is clearing the air around the sector, and this makes one of the industrys biggest players, 888 Holdings plc, a potential buyout target."
GERMANY'S 'TRUETELLER' RIPS UP THE HIGH STAKES TABLES
A major talking point among high stakes poker fans this week has been the outstanding performance of the so-far-unidentified German player using the handle "Trueteller", who has been ripping up the 2-7 Triple Draw ($1k/$2k and $1.5k/$3k) nosebleed tables on Full Tilt, earning the top spot for the week on $970,000, and bringing his profits this year to almost $2 million.
He took most of it from feared and respected online high stakes players like Julius "Kagome, Kagome" Fleischer, Viktor "Isildur1" Blom and Phil "OMGClayAiken" Galfond, inflicting so much damage to their bankrolls that they ended up on the big losers' list, according to a High Stakes Data Base report.
Fleischer actually finished as the week's biggest loser, dropping $800,000 and taking his account into around $1.5 million in red ink for the year.
Biggest pot of the week came about in a NLHE tussle involving Chun "samrostan" Lei Zhou, Viktor "Isildur1" Blom and Mikael "punting-peddler" Thuritz, and resulted in a pay-out of $306,472 to the victorious Thuritz.
Biggest winners this week, according to the HSDB were:
Ben Bttech86 Tollerene: $368,000
Biggest ,losers were headed by Julius "Kagome, Kagome" Fleischer on - $791,000 and included Chun "samrostan" Lei Zhou, down $353,000; Viktor "Isildur1" Blom in the red by $350.000; and Phil "OMGClayAiken" Galfond, down $252,000.