One day at Cool Hand Poker – One Folded Hand – Two Straight-Flushes – One $18,000 Win

September 29, 2009

GIBRALTAR, September 29 /PRNewswire/ –

– The Stars Align for a New Cool Hand Poker Player who Proves you Don’t
Need Good Cards to win at Poker. Heck, you Don’t Even Need to be in the Hand.

In what can only be described as an unbelievable turn of events, a 21
year-old Swedish online poker player with the alias LyanTerror27 has just won
US$18,000at Cool Hand Poker, Despite joining the site less than 24 hours
prior, despite folding his hand pre-flop, and despite other players showing
straight-flushes. Two of them. In one hand.

Victor K (LyanTerror27) won the massive prize because he was playing on
one of Cool Hand Poker’s progressive ‘Bad Beat Jackpot’ tables, which are
designed to add ‘jackpot excitement’, similar to online casino games, to the
already enjoyable game of poker. The progressive jackpot grows until
triggered by a player losing a hand with cards equivalent to, or better than,
four of a kind (8s or higher). Every player at the table gets a percentage of
the jackpot, with the largest portions going to players who are active in the
hand. Because he had folded, Victor won US$18,000, while the actual ‘loser’
took home more than US$150,000.

“It’ all a little crazy,” said Victor when contacted by a Cool Hand Poker
Representative. “I saw a television ad for the site and liked the fact that
there aren’t professional players there, so I signed up. I played a few
hands, then folded pre-flop on one. I watched a couple of guys run the pot up
to US$200. I was thinking flush versus straight-flush, but two
straight-flushes in one hand? Crazy! And then I realized I’d won US$18,000
without even playing. It was totally insane.”

When asked what he’d do with his winnings, the Swedish player said he was
going to take his twin brother and friends to “party in Amsterdam, and buy
myself a Breitling watch.”

Victor had downloaded Cool Hand Poker’s Microgaming software less than 24
hours earlier, and had played for less than 17 hours, meaning his prize
amounts to more than US$1,000 for every hour he played.

Despite the win, the Bad Beat Jackpot is once again approaching
US$100,000 at Cool Hand Poker, a site that provides a safe and enjoyable
environment for new players to learn about the game and practice. The site
has taken numerous steps to discourage professionals, commonly known as
‘sharks’, from playing at the site, including limiting the number of games
any player can be in at a given time, and providing smaller stakes tables.
Cool Hand Poker also offers a poker school to help players develop and
recognize strategies and techniques that will improve their chances.

About Cool Hand Poker:

Cool Hand Poker is operated by Carmen Media Group, a global gaming and
entertainment company that was incorporated in Gibraltar and formed in 2002
out of the Demmy Group of companies. Its wholly owned subsidiary Tower Rock
Ltd, is licensed from Gibraltar to operate casinos and multiplayer poker in
the online domain, and all flagship casino brands have been awarded the
eCOGRA seal of approval.

Carmen Media operates many of the world’s oldest and most respected
online gaming sites including GamingClub.com (founded 1995), Jackpot City
Online Casino, RiverBelle.com (founded 1997) and LuckyNugget.com, as well as

Carmen Media products and online gaming brands are promoted through the
industry leading gaming affiliate program ReferBack, thereby affording its
partners opportunities to market English, French, Italian, German and Spanish

Contact Information: Ward Alsop, warda@forwardslash.com, +27-21-528-9622

SOURCE Cool Hand Poker

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