Betting exchange company, Betfair, announced today the winner of its Poker Live Main Event, which took place over two days in Costa Brava, and was won by Juan Bel. Battling his way through a field of 127 players, he walked away with 16,000 Euros. Blimey.
The event attracted a bumper field which consisted of local pros, skillful Scandinavians and a strong contingent of Brits. The Main Event was an eliminator tournament which meant that each player had a bounty of $100 on their head. Set in the stunning surroundings of the Gran Casino Costa Brava, the final table was a mixture of male and female Norwegians and Spaniards.
Eventually the Spaniards at the table began to dominate and Jose Guinto went heads up against the aggressive Juan Bel to decide the title. This didn’t last long, as after approximately an hour of exciting heads up play – Guinto pushed with J 10 suited and was swiftly called by Juan Bel who held A 6 diamonds.
An Ace on the turn put him ahead and despite Guinto having a flush draw and numerous outs on the turn, he finally ran out of luck when a 4d river sealed his fate and Bel became the Betfair Poker Live Costa Bravo Main Event winner. Congrats to you, Juan!
The Football Pools announced today that its products are now available to play online through Aussie bookmaker – Centrebet.com.
Centrebet customers will receive a range of Football Pools games, including the original millionaire maker, Classic Pools, with a £3 Million Top Prize up for grabs, plus weekly predictor games, Premier 10 and Head2Head.
Chief Operating Office at The Football Pools, Ian Hogg, said: “One of the key elements of continually revitalising The Football Pools is recruiting new customers via new distribution channels to increase pool liquidity. We have focused strongly on improvements in technology, the customer experience and developments in the product range, all of which have accelerated our ability to integrate with third party organisations across the World.”
Centrebet offers sports and horse racing markets through its licensed Australian sports-bookmaker, Centrebet Pty Ltd (www.centrebet.com) and the United Kingdom bookmaker, Centrebet UK Limited (www.centrebet.co.uk).
Business Development Manager at Centrebet, Peter Staunton, said: “The Football Pools has an excellent suite of products which we are sure will appeal to Centrebet.com customers. We are constantly looking at ways of diversifying our product range and we’re delighted to be entering into a relationship with a brand with as much history as The Football Pools.”
From its beginnings in 1992, Centrebet state that it has now grown to become “a leading international online betting and gaming company”. It currently offers up to 6,000 international sports and horse racing markets per week, plus a growing list of state-of-the-art gaming products – so we guess it’s allowed to say such things!