Hit and Run: Bank of Timex Gets New Meaning; Shakerchi Wins SCOOP ME; PA Online Gambling Hits a Snag

Steve Ruddock : May 25th, 2016
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The Pennsylvania legislature flummoxed the online poker community. Talel Sharkechi wins the 2016 PokerStars SCOOP Main Event. Timex giving away the bank. And more.

What did I just watch?

Quite a few poker players tuned in for yesterday’s session of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives after learning that online gambling would be coming up for a vote, and they weren’t disappointed, as online gambling received not one, not two, not three, but four votes on Tuesday.

There was a lot of confusion surrounding the vote, and in the end, both amendments that featured online gambling were defeated, but the legislature also voted that both bills be reconsidered at a later date.

The good news is a lot of people got to see the legislative process in action. The bad news is a lot of people got to see the legislative process in action.

Quick Hitters

- Rumors that a couple of PokerStars SCOOP winners may have been playing from banned markets has been met with a lot of “so what’s” over on 2+2. But as one poster put it when someone asked, who cares?… “PokerStars.”

- High stakes poker player Talel Shakerchi took down the $10k SCOOP Main Event title, winning a cool $1,468,000. ¬†Interestingly, there wasn’t a final table deal made, likely because of Shakerchi who simply doesn’t need the money.

- It looks like Atlantic City will finally get its bailout after the legislature reached a compromise agreement that would throw the flailing city a much needed lifeline.

- Was it really tougher to become a poker pro before the Poker Boom? The question was first answered by Daniel Negreanu, and it touched off a mini-firestorm. Here are my thoughts on the matter.

- PokerStars New Jersey is offering players who were never able to cash in their Full Tilt Poker points a special promo offer.

- Poker pro Mike McDonald has literally been giving money away lately. The poker legend certainly has money to burn, but he’s brought altruism to a whole new level with his recent deeds.

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