PokerStars celebrates the anniversary of their most prestigious weekly tournament. West Virginia introduces new online gambling legislation. Check out these stories and more in the Wednesday Hit and Run.
PokerStars to Offer $10 Million Guarantee for Sunday Million on April 2nd
We already knew that PokerStars would be celebrating the Sunday Storm 6th anniversary with a $1 million guaranteed on March 19th. Now PokerStars will be celebrating the 11th anniversary of the Sunday Million with a $10 million guaranteed prize pool on April 2nd at 2 PM ET. Of the $10 million prize pool, $1 million will be awarded to the winner, making it one of the largest Sunday Millions yet.
As always, players can buy-in to the tournament for $215 or qualify through satellites starting at just $1. Players can also qualify through quick Spin & Go qualifiers that start on Monday, March 20th. Players can also qulaify through VIP Bash tournaments with 1,000 StarsCoin. Those tournaments will award 50-100 seats and be held on March 25th and April 1st.
– West Virginia has joined a growing number of states to introduce online gambling legislation during 2017. While the introduction of H 3067 is surpising, it is not unexpected. And Online Poker Report says it’s chances may be better than you might originally think. The bill would “authorize Internet gambling through managed and licensed through existing authorized gaming facilities in West Virginia.”
– WPT Rolling Thunder final table is set with action resuming Wednesday afternoon. Conor Drinan has been eliminated in 5th as of mid-afternoon Wednesday. Mike Del Vecchio is chip leader with 3.6 million in chips with Sorel Mizzi, Steve Tabb, John Hadley and Olivier Busquet still alive. Meanwhile, in other live tournament news, the PokerStars Championship Panama Main Event enters Day 1B.
– Jay Farbar and David Williams may be the latest to get into the YouTube/podcast game.
Working on putting together a YouTube series/podcast with my friend @dwpoker. Who would you most like to see interviewed on the show?
— Jay Farber (@JayFarber) March 14, 2017
– A change may be coming to the Party Poker VIP program in the next weeks. This is according to Pokerfuse Industry Pro, which reported (paywall) on Party Poker prematurely putting up an update announcing the changes. According to the initial draft, the VIP Points system will be ending and Party Poker players will be asked to cash out their points. A Party Poker representative commented that they will be announcing new plans for the loyalty scheme in next few weeks. Party Poker’s last VIP overhaul occurred in 2013.