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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.
MAJOR JACKPOT HIT AT SLOTLAND
A thirty-something Canadian IT professional who wishes to remain anonymous is Slotland online casino's latest progressive jackpot winner after he hit a $169,072 jackpot playing the Tikal Treasure slot game.
This is the first time the jackpot has been won by a player playing Tikal Treasure. The biggest ever was the American father who won $266,800 playing Carnival last spring. The first mobile jackpot winner won $159,357 earlier this year playing the popular Ice Queen slot on his iPhone.
The latest winner, whos been playing at Slotland for four years now, said hed been grinding away for a few hours that night, winning a little here and there, enough to keep it interesting, but nothing to get too excited about. He had several wins over $1000 that kept him playing until he suddenly hit the jackpot.
GAMBLING CONSULTANCY MAKES U.S.ONLINE PREDICTIONS
In an assessment of the US online gambling market prepared for the publication iGaming Business this week, the respected H2 Gambling Capital consultancy makes some interesting predictions for the region:
* This year the US i-gaming market will generate $300 million in gross win.
* That has the potential to grow to $351 million by 2015.
* There is considerable untapped potential in populous US states on both the West and East coasts.
* 58 percent of the potential value of the onshore-regulated US i-gaming market could be concentrated in just 10 states.
* The speed with which states legalise will be influenced by how major states like California, New York and Florida act going forward.
* Further legalisation beyond New Jersey, Delaware and Nevada could take as long as 2016, but by 2018 there could be up to nine additional individual states taking the intrastate legalisation route.
* With 12 states offering legalised online gambling, the gross win could be expected to soar to around $4.8 billion.
* At a predicted 4.9 percent of total onshore US gaming, the i-gaming industry is hardly a threat to the established traditional land-based industry. That compares to an average 17.7 percent in the EU, and 8.4 percent across the world.