The World Series of Poker Main Event final table starts tonight. Did FanDuel just jump the shark? Juanda and Harman Hall of Fame ceremony. And more.
November Nine time
After a three month hiatus, the final table of the 2015 World Series of Poker Main Event will finally get underway tonight as the November Nine will play down to the final four before calling it a day. The final four will return on Monday night to play down the final two, with the head-to-head battle taking place on Tuesday night.
The final table can be seen in its entirety on ESPN and ESPN2 where it will air on a slight delay.
If you haven’t been paying attention, here are some articles to get you up to speed before the festivities begin at 8:30 this evening on ESPN.
– WSOP.com has a new commercial just in time for the November Nine. For those of us in the industry, you’ll notice a familiar face in the crowd.
– An op-ed published this weekend by a FanDuel lobbyist jumped the shark when it comes to making the “DFS isn’t gambling” argument. In his op-ed, former NJ CCC member Michael Epps calls DFS a, ” casual entertainment product,” and downplays the amount of money at risk, saying “average winnings on some of the large daily fantasy sites are $22.” Of course, Epps fails to mention these sites also offer contests with five-figure buy-ins.
– John Juanda and Jennifer Harman were officially inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame on Saturday night. Harman was on hand to accept her award, but Juanda was not. In his absence Daniel Negreanu read a prepared statement from Juanda.
– Despite the cancellation of two hearings, Pennsylvania Representative John Payne is still confident the legislature will vote on a gambling reform package in the near future. Online gambling is expected to be the centerpiece of this package.