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.

California dreamin’

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.

SCOOP news

Mike “SirWatts” Watson defeats Team PokerStars Online’s Naoya “nkeyno” Kihara for his second Spring Championship of Online Poker title at PokerStars. More SCOOP updates here.

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.

Quick hitters

— Isaac Haxton was the big winner this week in the online high-stakes cash games, up more than $300K, while “Donger Kim” also had a nice profit of more than $200K.
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–The latest in Alex Weldon’s series on quantifying variance: a heads-up tilt calculator.
– poker skin “WPT Poker” will be closing its virtual doors.
–You can win a a huge package to UFC 189 by playing at Full Tilt.
–The latest in PokerNews’ series on casino poker for beginners.
–How is poker like a nightclub?