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MASSIVE WIN IN BACCARAT TOURNAMENT
16th March, 2015 at 07:43:39
New world record set at World Series Baccarat Championship.
Baccarat lived up to its name as the game for ultra-high rollers this weekend when a Hong Kong player won a world record of one hundred million Hong Kong dollars (around US$ 12,890,500) at the World Series Baccarat Championship.
Lin Haisan will feature in the Guinness World Record annual book in two categories once the win is confirmed by Guinness observers: biggest individual prize ever won in a baccarat tournament and biggest prize pool in a baccarat tournament at HK$ 119,000,000.
The Hong Kong player had to survive qualifying events in Australia and Macau before playing in the finals at the Sheraton in Macau.
The championship was sponsored by junket operator SunCity Group.
Baccarat has become an increasingly popular online game and is now offered by the majority of live dealer casinos
despite Asian markets continuing to offer a unique challenge to online operators.
Even with the popularity of the game in Asia, a recent report on Macau's gambling economy
doesn't make for great reading.
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