Poker Central reveals its live streaming schedule for the 2018 WSOP. The newly launched multi-state WSOP.com has a successful first tournament series. Find these stories and more in the Tuesday Hit and Run.
2018 WSOP Streaming Schedule Announced on PokerGo
Poker Central has announced their 2018 WSOP Live Stream schedule on PokerGo, the second year on the premium-based poker streaming platform. From June 2nd to July 17th, PokerGo will feature live action from dozens of events during the series.
In addition to coverage of bracelet events throughout the series, PokerGo will also feature extensive coverage of the WSOP Main Event and Big One for One Drop. This year’s WSOP commentary will be anchored by Ali Nejad, Lon McEachern and a rotating lineup of color commentators, including Norman Chad.
In February, Poker Central and ESPN announced a broadcast schedule on ESPN 2 and and ESPN for the Main Event and Big One for One Drop.
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– While cash game traffic continues to peak around the 500 real money player mark at the new interstate player pool on WSOP.com, the WSOP.com Coast to Coast Classic has plowed through guaranteed prizes pools. The tournament series, which began on May 11th, promised over $1 million in prize pools through the ten-plus days of the series.
Meanwhile, Online Poker Report says that while multi-state online poker has been a boost for all the affected state, the best is yet to come.
– In case you haven’t noticed, the number of high roller tournament events have gone through the roof in recent years. In recognition of the popularity of these events, Poker Central have revealed a High Roller of the Year Award. The leaderboard will be tabulated starting with the $25,000 ARIA High Roller Series and include events throughout the year including the US Poker Open, Poker Masters and finishing with 2019’s Super High Roller Bowl.
The winner of the reward will not only receive the honor but will also receive rake-free entry into all of the next year’s eligible high roller events.
– High Stakes Database examines the players who have been recorded as losing $10 million or more online.
– New York Assemblyman Gary Pretlow says that online poker could become regulated soon in the state. The prospects for sports betting in New York got a shot in the arm with the Supreme Court’s PAPSA decision last week. Pretlow says that online poker could be quick to follow should sports betting get the go-ahead.
– Video blogging continues to be very popular among poker fans. During this year’s World Series of Poker, five popular poker bloggers will be offering extensive WSOP vlog coverage in Las Vegas this summer. US Poker previews the content from Daniel Negreanu, Andrew Neeme, Jeff Gross, Jaime Staples and Doug Polk.
– Two arrests have been made in the shooting of Tom “3betpanda” Steinbach outside of an Austin poker club that occurred on April 30th.
– A two-time European Poker Tour winner and United Kingdom TV presenter Victoria Coren Mitchell have claimed a regulatory victory in the war against fixed odds betting terminals in the United Kingdom.