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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.
BIG FISH CASINO LAUNCH LATEST SOCIAL SLOT
Casual games developer Big Fish has released its latest social slot titled "Fate's Fortune".
The slot is themed on the mysteriousness of old New Orleans and features scatters, free spins, free tickets and free gold or chips.
Fate's Fortune allows for cross-platform play across iOS and Android devices, PC and Facebook.
BETFAIR CLAIMS AN ONLINE GAMBLING COUP WITH SNAPCHAT
The publication MarketingWeek reports that UK online gambling group Betfair has scored a first-to-market coup with the imminent introduction of the photo-messaging app Snapchat, and is to use the technology to serve exclusive football odds to smartphone users.
The new service will debut Saturday 22 February, when Betfair will push odds for the Chelsea v Everton and Crystal Palace v Manchester United Premier League fixtures, targeting mainly the social media channel.
The SnapChat campaign will encourage punters to follow the Betfairofficial Snapchat profile. Rather than the current odds of 6/4, users will be able to place a maximum GBP 10 bet on enhanced doubles odds, following a similar promotional template the brand used when it first began offering exclusive odds via its Twitter profile.
Betfair says the trial is for this weekends matches only but promises that the company will look to extend the service if it proves successful.
Betfair brand manager Mark Ody told MarketingWeek: Snapchat is a relatively new, yet rapidly growing social media platform, which Im certain will play a huge role in the marketing mix of companies going forward. To be one of the first brands, and the first betting company, to make use of the platform is very exciting. It has huge potential for us as a business.
The gambling firm, which has placed mobile at the core of its off-line marketing activity though apps and social media, has also been experimenting with other emerging channels such as Vine.
In other industries, Unilevers Lynx brand became one of the first to use the SnapChat app last summer, and has since ramped up efforts to push its advertising offering with the appointment of former Instagram commercial chief Emily White.
SnapChat recently spurned a reported $3 billion offer from Facebook.