Hit and Run: Weird WSOP Rule Revealed; Progress For Online Poker In PA, NJ

Dustin Gouker : April 16th, 2015


Why is the World Series of Poker being sneaky with its bounty event? And good news on the regulated online poker front in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. It’s all in our daily wrap-up of the world of poker, the Hit and Run.

WSOP sneakiness?

After someone pointed out some weirdness in the World Series of Poker rules regarding Event No. 62, a bounty event, our Alex Weldon took a closer look. It turns out, if you win a bounty, it can only be used as a discount in a future WSOP event. This year. Which leaves you with three events left to use the bounty, including the main event. This seems like a pretty awful rule, and hopefully it’ll get fixed. We’re still waiting for an official explanation from the WSOP.

Jersey and PA

It was a big day for online poker in a couple of Eastern states:
PokerStars is apparently getting closer to opening its virtual doors in New Jersey. Resorts -– PokerStars’ NJ partner in the state — says the licensing process is nearing its conclusion. Yay? We also like Resorts/PokerStars’ thinking, as Resorts announced plans for a digital iGaming lounge, which would be the first of kind. Details here.
–The Pennsylvania House held a hearing looking into the prospects of iGaming/online poker in the state, and it was pretty positive. Story here, or check out the hashtag #PAHearing on Twitter.

Quick hitters

–PokerStars makes some additions to its VIP store.
–High-stakes Poker player/rich guy Guy Laliberté is in the process of selling Cirque du Soleil.
–In the short history of the Global Poker Index, Ole Schemion has tied the mark for the longest tenure at No. 1, at 17 straight weeks.
–The latest Jeopardy win for former poker pro Alex Jacob:

–More on Full Tilt’s big changes to its ring games.
–What can you learn from Dan “jungleman12″ Cates’ play at the EPT Grand Final super high roller? A lot.
–A couple of poker players allegedly tried to hack ATMs in North Carolina.
–Despite multiple efforts since Black Friday in 2011, California is still waiting on online poker.
–A look at how to get creative with your preflop raises.
–Updates from the UKIPT Nottingham.

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