Hit and Run: PA Committee Passes Online Gambling Bill; Limit Holdem Bot; WPT Montreal Updates

Steve Ruddock : November 18th, 2015


The WPT Montreal Main Event final table. A new limit holdem bot appears in Las Vegas. Pennsylvania one step closer to legalizing online gambling. And more.

WPT Montreal (almost) set

The final table of the World Poker Tour Montreal Main Event is nearly set, and unfortunately the poker world will be denied the chance to see Mike Dentale at a televised final table, as he was eliminated in 8th place when Brian Altman’s AK outflopped his JJ.

However, you can see Mike on several episodes of Poker Night America.

Here are the chip counts of the remaining players in the tournament:

  1. Brian Altman – 7,700,000
  2. Darryll Fish – 4,570,000
  3. Chris Arvanitis – 2,100,000
  4. Carter Swidler – 2,050,000
  5. Rainer Kempe – 1,900,000
  6. AJ Gambino – 1,400,000
  7. Jared Mahoney – 650,000

Quick Hitters

- Veteran poker journalist John Mehaffey breaks downs the newest iteration of the Limit Holdem Bot that has landed on Las Vegas casino floors. The first Limit Holdem Bot was a heads-up game, but the new one is played at a six-max table.

- Jen Newell’s latest installment of Presidential Poker is up, and despite Ben Carson’s rise in the polls, Newell still has The Donald way out in front in her fictitious tournament.

- Bradley Chalupski penned a provocative column over at Poker Update where he expressed his displasure with PokerStars moving further and further away from poker – his opinion not mine.

- Pennsylvania House Gaming Oversight Committee held a historic vote on online gambling Wednesday morning, and by a vote of 18-8 passed an online gambling bill. The bill would still need to progress through the legislature, or alternatively it could be added to the state’s budget.

- The New York Attorney General isn’t stopping at FanDuel and DraftKings. According to the New York Times, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is adding Yahoo to his list of DFS persona non gratis in the state.

- The 2+2 crowd is growing tired of waiting for Daniel Negreanu’s blog post concerning the PokerStars changes.

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