Will "The Thrill" Failla Joins BubbleProtection.comFebruary 10, 2012 2:41 pm
Back in November, 2011, online poker insurance business BubbleProtection.com, announced UK prodigy Chris “moorman1” Moorman as the company’s spokesman.
A few months on, and now US pro Will “The Thrill” Failla joins Moorman in the role as they promote the company which offers tournament “Bubble” protection for 10% of the total entrants, at a nominal price.
Commenting on his latest deal with BubbleProtection.com, the 44 year-old Long Island native said:
“I am very pleased to associate myself with BubbleProtection…a sustainable business model while simultaneously being positive EV for their users. I am a true supporter of the technology and I anxiously await the time when I can use BubbleProtection in the United States. Until that time I will proudly endorse the product in my travels both here and abroad.”
When Failla first started playing poker, the games of choice were Seven-card stud and five-card draw. He said he only then moved to playing tournaments and hold’em after Greg Raymer won the WSOP Main Event in 2004.
Failla has subsequently gone on to amass $3,318,805 in winnings since his first cash in 2005, with his first big break coming in 2007 after winning the $5,000 Foxwoods Poker Classic for $207,968. On that occasion he faced top pro Kathy Liebert heads-up, and as he explains:
“I knew that she was one of the best players in the world and I beat her fair and square. There were no suck outs or anything. After that, I told myself that maybe I really had a shot at this. You always have that insecurity, until you really beat someone that you know can play the game.”
Another career highlight for Failla came only last year when he overcome a field of 757 players at the $3,500 WPT Legends of Poker on the way to collecting his biggest score to date of $758,085.
Bubble Protection obviously chose wisely recruiting Will Failla and commenting on their latest signing, company CEO Eugene Castro said:
“Will is one of the most popular people on the pro tour..We’re very proud to have Will join Chris Moorman as our second company spokesman and know that having him aboard will bring respect and credibility to BubbleProtection.”