A popular live online poker television show reaches a major milestone. GAME looks to continue live poker innovation momentum. Check out these stories and more in the mid-week Hit and Run.

Poker Night in American Airs 100th Episode

It’s hard to believe, but Poker Night in America has been on the air for 3 years, recently airing its 100th episode. The milestone comes as poker growth has stalled in the United States and after other poker programs such as High Stakes Poker and Poker After Dark went off the air.

Poker Night in America airs each Monday Night on the CBS Sports Network at 10 PM ET with the second hour airing on Tuesday through Sunday at 9 PM ET. It also be viewed from the PokerNight.com website or through the YouTube channel.

Check out the 100th episode of Poker Night in America below (h/t Poker Listings):

Quick Hitters

– Online poker isn’t the only area of poker where innovation is taking place. In a recent piece on PokerNews, the CEO of Gaming Advancement Marketing Entertainment is trying to change the game for the better. The Poker Clock was first introduced to high praise at the World Poker Tour Tournament of Champions earlier this year. Now the same company hopes to bring other innovations to the game, including Protection Poker, a form of insurance for a heavily favored player on all-in hands.

Confused? See below for a run-down of Protection Poker.

PokerStars has removed the fold button?! It’s true, according to Poker Industry Pro (paywall) but only when there is an option to check. Close call.

– It’s that time of the year when the poker industry is a bit slower than normal. That makes a good time to reflect on what has happened during 2016. James Guill from PokerUpdate has a nice article on some of the biggest surprises of 2016. Chris Ferguson, Daniel Negreanu and the state of internet poker are some of the featured surprises.

– The PDC Darts World Championship is starting on December 15th. Michael Van Gerwen is favored to take down the Sid Waddell Trophy this year. Check out some of the other top players participating beginning on Thursday.