Online gambling operator Betfair has announced that recent software improvements to its poker website have proved very popular with high-stakes players.

The London-based operator stated that regulars have been risking hundreds of thousands of dollars a day at its online tables including a game earlier this week of $250/$500 no limit hold 'em that started shortly after midnight and ended at ten o'clock the next morning with $600,000 still on the table.

Betfair stated that a stalemate between the final two players, ‘Operation' with $150,000 and ‘SuckMyD' with $450,000, led to both deciding to take a well-earned rest. ‘SuckMyD', registered on a Swedish IP address, is thought to have made a $330,000 profit on the session.

"Its good work if you can handle the pressure," said Oliver Bowen, Spokesman for Betfair.

"Betfair is very popular with high-stakes poker players because our payments system is one of the best on the web. When you are putting so much money at stake you want to know that the site is secure, payments can be made quickly and the exchange rates are fair.

"Our software has come on leaps and bounds. We have seen a strong increase in player numbers over the last few months and these high-stakes games give all the players good entertainment."

Betfair said that Ben ‘Milkybarkid' Grundy was the biggest cash game winner in December after taking home the $3,000 first prize in its monthly Leaderboards competition.

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