Which stars will play in an exclusive high-stakes cash game next week? And the latest developments on the California online poker front. It’s all in our daily wrap-up of the world of poker, the Hit and Run.
Pretty good cash game
You’ll be able to watch Dan Colman, Liv Boeree, Daniel “Jungleman” Cates, George Danzer, Philipp Gruissem, Ole Schemion and others during next week’s Celebrity Cash Kings in the Czech Republic. The game, held April 26-27 before the European Poker Tour Grand Final kicks off in Monte Carlo, will be shown on PokerNews.com. The players will be whisked away to the EPT on a private jet when the game is over.
The first California online poker hearing scheduled for the legislature this month has been rescheduled for next week. A look at who will determine online poker’s fate in the state. Poker Players Alliance executive director John Pappas gets an op-ed in a California newspaper. And the PPA’s weekly update.
–No one in the online poker world is very sad that Sheldon Adelson’s Las Vegas Sands had a disastrous first quarter.
–A million-dollar Spin & Go was triggered at PokerStars.
–The Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open is cutting its guarantee down to $5 million, a 50 percent reduction from last year’s $10 million that resulted in a $2.5 million overlay.
–As the PokerStars blog turns 10, a look back at some behind-the-scenes stories.
–The American Gaming Association wants new attorney general Loretta Lynch to work against illegal online gambling.
–In the wake of Alex Jacob’s run on Jeopardy, a look at why gameshows hate poker players.
–If you didn’t claim your poker winnings on your taxes, what do you do now?
–Allen Kessler weighs in on the changes to this year’s World Series of Poker.
–Poker pro Bryan Devonshire threw out the first pitch at a Colorado Rockies game.
—Throwback Thursday: “S*** Poker Players Say”.
–It’s hard to get weak players to fold overpairs.