Hit and Run: PCA Live Streaming Begins, Glantz Signs on with Rush Street Gaming, Sorkin to Direct Molly’s Game
Streaming of the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure begins this afternoon with the super high roller final table; Matt Glantz to help develop Rush Street Gaming casinos and produce Poker Night in America; Finland’s ‘ismo<3seppo' wins a tournament leaderboard hat trick; Aaron Sorkin will direct a upcoming Molly Bloom movie. PCA Super High Roller final table stream today, Main Event upcoming
The PokerStars Caribbean Adventure kicked off on Wednesday, but today is the first day of live streaming through PokerStars.tv. As of the time of this posting, the Super High Roller final table has just gone live, with hole cards shown on a one-hour delay. The players involved are Bryn Kenney, Ankush Mandavia, David Peters, Isaac Haxton, Mustapha Kanit and none other than 2015 WSOP Main Event champion Joe McKeehen, playing in what is only his second-ever $100,000 event.
Matt Glantz finds new home with Rush Street Gaming
Matt Glantz has long been one of poker’s more respected voices, so when he left his former position as ambassador for Parx Casinos back in October, many wondered where he was going to end up instead. That question has now been answered, as Glantz has revealed his new position as a consultant with Rush Street Gaming, where he will perform similar work developing and promoting its poker rooms in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and New York.
At the same time, Glantz will be working as a talent manager and producer for the well-known poker show Poker Night in America, which is also owned by Rush Street.
Rush Street CEO Greg Carlin had the following to say about the new hire: “Rush Street Gaming strives to offer the best poker experience for every type of player, from casual gamers to high-stakes players like Matt. We’re excited to have Matt on our team to further improve our poker platform.”
– The mysterious player known as “ismo<3seppo" has won PokerStars’s tournament leaderboard for the third straight year, beating the record he (or she) had previously shared with Shaun Deeb, who won back-to-back leaderboards in 2007 and 2008, but never managed a third. Aside from bragging rights, the win is also worth $50,000 to ismo<3seppo, in the form of both cash and tournament tickets. - Writer, Producer and Actor Aaron Sorkin will now try his hand at directing, in a movie called Molly’s Game, a film adaptation of a book by the same title, detailing the underground high-stakes poker games hosted by Molly Bloom before her arrest on federal charges.
– PokerStars’s newest promotion involves Cristiano Ronaldo-themed Spin-and-Gos, in which players can win anything from a Ronaldo DVD to a supercar or even – you guessed it – one million dollars.
– TonyBet Poker branched out from Open-Face Chinese to Hold’em and Omaha cash games a couple of months ago; Hold’em tournaments are now being added to the offerings, and there’s plenty of money being given away in freerolls to promote them.