Bilzerian “fires” on Powerball tickets. Aussie Millions tournament series continues at Crown Casino. Is poker better off classifying itself as gambling? And more.
Aussie Millions update
There have been a few winners since our last Aussie Millions update.
Yuki Ko was the winner of Event #4, a 6-Max PLO tournament with an $1,150 buy-in. Ko pocketed $54k for his efforts.
Gregory Cook is $51k richer after triumphing in Event #5, an $1,150 Mix-Max tournament.
David Yan took down Event #6 at the Aussie Millions, winning $117k by besting the field in the $1,150 6-Max NLHE tournament.
For all the latest from the Crown Casino you can head over to the PokerNews.com live reporting page.
Bilzerian spends $100k on Powerball tickets
Not content with being a mere multimillionaire, Dan Bilzerian decided to “invest” in some Powerball tickets when the jackpot grew to $1.5 billion – or as Bilzerian calls it, he, “Fired on Powerball today.”
Fired on powerball today pic.twitter.com/ku3NgBnkxS
— Dan Bilzerian (@DanBilzerian) January 14, 2016
Even though he probably had the best odds of any single player, it doesn’t appear Bilzerian nailed any big payouts.
The one question I have is this: How long does it take for a store to print 50,000 quick-pick tickets?
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– A bill that would have classified poker as a game of skill in Nebraska came up short in the legislature.
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