Online gambling site awards billionth hand player
Online gambling site Titan Poker has dealt its Billionth Hand on May 27th and to celebrate this historic moment, the lucky player to be rewarded with a rather tasty prize of $55,000 was Finnish ‘wootrigged’. The other five players playing at the same table received $5,000 each, just for participating in hand number 1,000,000,000. Not a bad bit of luck as they were at the right place at the right time.
This special promotion to celebrate the upcoming billionth hand was launched several weeks ago under the Billionth Hand moniker and has awarded more than $420,000 in prizes to date. A countdown started when the 950,000,000th hand was dealt. Hundreds of dollars in cash were awarded to players every day as Titan Poker neared its monumental billionth hand.
The Titan Poker website tracked the progress of the countdown so that its members could log at any time. Titan Poker players also received regular updates of the countdown progress and were immediately informed when they started to play on a winning hand.
The large cash prizes at Titan Poker occur with regularity and currently it is giving away $3,600,000 in its second European Championship of Online Poker (ECOOP II). It also frequently awards its players with seats at the world's most well-known poker tournaments, including the 2008 World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, the Irish Open, the European Poker Tour and the Asian Poker Tour. The website also sponsored the Eurocity Poker Tour Madrid Open in May, a highly successful tournament event staged at the Casino Gran outside the Spanish capital.