Hit and Run: Dunst Leads Aussie Millions; Wynn and Boston Reach Agreement; ElkY Overtakes Negreanu


Tony Dunst, James Obst, and Samantha Abernathy lead Aussie Millions Main Event. DFS bill passes California Assembly. Nolan Dalla explains the history of the $10,000 bill.  And more.

Aussie Million Main Event updates

The Main Event of the 2016 Aussie Millions is now down to 40 players, and it’s Tony Dunst, the well-known poker pro and WPT host, who is leading the way. Just behind Dunst is Australian poker pro James Obst, with up and coming poker pro Samantha Abernathy sitting in third place. The remaining players are all guaranteed at least $25,000, but with $1.6 million up top I doubt anyone is going to be happy being one of the next people eliminated.

For the latest updates from the Aussie Millions you can head over to the PokerNews live reporting page.

Quick Hitters

The city of Boston and Steve Wynn have to an agreement. The two sides have been locked in a bitter dispute over the disbursement of funds that Wynn will pay to erect a $1.7 billion casino in the nearby city of Everett, Massachusetts.

– Nolan Dalla offers up a history lesson on the U.S.’s short-lived and now highly collectable $10,000 bills. 100 of which once greeted visitors to Binion’s Horseshoe in downtown Las Vegas.

– Daniel Negreanu was bounced from the #1 spot on PokerNews.com’s Social Power Rankings. The new #1 is Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier, with Liv Boeree moving from #3 to the #2 spot. Negreanu fell all the way to #3.

– London’s famed Hippodrome Casino has unveiled the first two members of their Pro Poker Team, Chris Gordon and Kelly Saxby.

– Yesterday we brought you the news of former Full Tilt Poker CEO Ray Bitar getting hitched; today, Alex Weldon takes a look at the outrage this news has created in the poker community.

– The latest installment of PocketFives series on the history of poker has been posted. The current column features a look at Chris Moneymaker and the ensuing poker boom following his 2003 WSOP Main Event victory.

– A daily fantasy sports is moving through the California legislature at a lightning pace. The bill is moving so fast that poker supporters have begun to voice their displeasure, and question why online poker continues to be a tough slog. #WhyNotUs?

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