Intertops Celebrates Winner in the Billionth Hand Promotion
By staff
November 3, 2006 (London, UK) – Lady Luck was well and truly on the side of a 27 year old Finnish poker enthusiast, Petteri S. as he sat playing Texas Hold em’ on, when his table was handed the honor of receiving the 1,000,000,000th played hand on the network.

Petteri S. instantly won a cash prize and free entries to all guaranteed tournaments for a whole day. And if that wasn’t enough, he also received free entry to a $250,000 guaranteed tournament.

Using his alias 'T-Bone-Pete', Petteri S is a new comer to the world of poker and started playing at just two days previously.

Petteri S said “I have only been playing poker for six months. I never imagined that I could win so big, so quickly. I started playing with because of recommendations online. It’s a ´big house´ with a long history online, so I thought it must be reliable. I think the poker software is also one of the best online.”

The Billionth Hand promotion was yet another Player initiative from, the site offering the most satellites to land-based tournaments online. is part of the Microgaming Poker Network, which is the fastest growing poker network on the internet.


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Notes to Editor

1. is licensed in Antigua and the Mohawk Territory of Kahnawake in Quebec, Canada, and is a member of the European Betting Association and the Antigua Offshore Gaming Association.

2. Founded in 1983 in London with a UK Bookmakers Licence. Intertops relocated to Austria in 1992. Accepted the first online bet ever in January 1996.

3. In 2000, showed its innovative muscle yet again when it developed a WAP portal in-house, enabling it to accept mobile bets. By 2003 began online poker operations as part of the PartyPoker Network, progressing to online skill-based gaming in under a year.

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