Hit and Run: California Online Poker Updates; SirWatts Wins SCOOP Again
The latest progress for online poker in California. And the run of pros owning at PokerStars’ SCOOP continues. It’s all in our daily wrap-up of the world of poker, the Hit and Run.
Churchill Downs has reportedly entered into an agreement with a card room, Oceans 11, to offer online poker in California should a bill there pass. Meanwhile, an informational joint committee hearing in California regarding online gaming regulation offered little in the way of progress — and very little about poker — but helped lay the groundwork for the future of legislation.
In related news, the Global Poker Index is doing a “beta test” for its TV facilities, by streaming SCOOP coverage. According to CEO Alex Dreyfus in a blog post, he is trying to make the GPI “the poker entertainment company.” That sounds like a lofty goal. Check out GPI’s SCOOP Twitch coverage here.
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