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January 8, 2006

Nick Leeson Wins a Stunning $25k Online Playing Poker

Nick Leeson is known worldwide by some as a master trader and other as a massive traitor. The man who brought banking powerhouse Barings to its knees and shocked the financial world is back on the scene and making money once more. This time it’s ever bit as controversial to some, but justified through hand history and witnessing players. The insider information is this; Leeson is on the tables of and has accumulated $25,000 in just the first month of playing the site.

Leeson was the working class son of a plasterer from a Watford council estate, who failed his final math exams and left school with a mere handful of qualifications. Nonetheless, in the early 1980s, he landed a job as a clerk with royal bank Coutts, followed by a string of jobs with other banks, ending up with Barings, where he quickly made an impression and was promoted to the trading floor. Before long, he was appointed manager of a new operation in futures markets on the Singapore Monetary Exchange. Aged only 26, the whiz kid was trusted by his bosses back in London, who viewed with glee his large profits.

In 32 years Leeson has lived more than most people in a hundred. It is no wonder he needs a new thrill in his normal day. He, like thousands of players worldwide, are finding their “fix” on the tables of

The website looks, feels and pays like one of the finest card rooms anywhere. The beauty is the convenience of being able to find a game of poker anywhere you like at the most suited time. has incorporated top celebrity players from all over to join the tables with everyone else for their chance at cashing in big. Nick Leeson is no stranger to collecting large sums of money and with his new found interest in the trend seems to be accumulating.

When starting a game of poker online Leeson is known by players as quite aggressive. Many times he will be the early raiser online and by name alone bluff people out of their superior hands. Leeson can be recognized by his name and the “celebrity star” given to him when seated. Players from all around the world, especially Europe, know the past history of Nick and likewise don’t feel the urge the push the chips towards his seat. Leeson is a skillful player but more importantly has the rare ability to play the people before playing the cards. is the forerunner for the online gaming market. Serious players as well as poker aficionados have been joining the site exclusively for the past year. 2006 is sure to bring more spotlight and attention to the action and antics on

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