Hit and Run: PCA Main Event Down to Final Table; StarsBet Launches Spin & Bet; Poker’s State of the Union

Steve Ruddock : January 14th, 2016


The PCA Main Event is down to the final table. ¬†PPA issues a “State of the Union” for poker. StarsBet launches Spin & Bet at their new online sports book. And more.

PCA Main Event

There is a familiar face at the final table of the PCA Main Event, as poker pro Tony Gregg has made the final table of one of poker’s most prestigious tournaments for the third time. Gregg is looking to only marginally improve on his previous finishes in 2009 and 2012, where both times he finished second.

Gregg will have some stiff competition, considering top-flight poker pros Mike Watson, Toby Lewis, and Vladimir Troyanovskiy, are also among the final six players.

Gregg started the final table second in chips, but he’s lost a couple of pots in the early going and is now down to 5th place at the time of writing.

You can follow along with all the action here: PokerNews Live Reporting

Quick Hitters

- Amaya Gaming’s new sports betting site, StarsBet, has launched an innovative new product, an offshoot of PokerStars popular Spin & Go’s dubbed Spin & Bet. Here’s what two of the best analysts in the industry think about the product, John Mehaffey and Robert DellaFave.

- Poker players Alliance Executive Director John Pappas has released a six-minute “State of the Union” address where he looks back on the developments in the poker world in 2015, and what poker enthusiasts can expect in 2016.

- For the first time in a decade, bookmaker William Hill saw their annual revenue fall.

- A while back PocketFives posted a column detailing the early days of the online poker era. In a new column the author continues to explore the industry’s salad years, when Party Poker, Ultimate Bet, and PokerStars arrived on the scene.

- Another day means two more interviews from the PCA by PokerUpdate.com’s Robbie Strazynski. Robbie’s latest interviewees were Liv Boeree and Jennifer Shahade.

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