The Rich Get Even RicherPublished August 10, 2005 by OCR Editor
It's not just the poker sharks who are cleaning up at the online casino; it's also the housewife, senior citizens, and the recreational players who have just started playing online games. In addition to these feel good stories, the gambling sites have also been a place where the rich get even richer.
Each and every day, new millionaires are born at casinos. Online casinos have epitomized the phrase from rags to riches.
An Irish billionaire by the name of Alan Smurfit, made a killing participating in a poker tournament sponsored by one such site. Celeb Poker, one of the leading online poker sites, held a No Limit Hold'em tournament at the Palm Beach Casino. It may seem ironic that a billionaire won the grand prize at the poker tournament but he won because he's a skilled player. Shortly after Smurfit retired from his packaging business that earned him billions in profits, he started to get into poker and online gambling.
After spending a lot of time practicing at the online casino he decided to start playing in some of the best known poker tournaments and competitions. He even took home a £50,000 win at the recent Las Vegas World Series of Poker. When asked why he competes in these tournaments Smurfit commented that: It was a thrill to win the poker competition. Not so much for the money, but for the excitement of winning. Smurfit says he plans to continue playing at online casinos and in poker tournaments around the world.