Hit and Run: WSOPE Day 8 Recap; Nevada Cracks Down on DFS; New Online Poker HUD
A look back at Day 8 of the World Series of Poker Europe. DFS is dealt a crushing blow in Nevada by the NGCB. Review of a new online poker HUD called Jivaro. And more.
Recap of WSOP Europe Day 8
Event #6: The winner of the €3,250 No Limit Hold’em tournament is still in question as Argentina’s Mario Lopez is locked in a heads-up duel with Pavlos Xanthopoulos of Greece. For the sake of the sanity of poker writers everywhere here’s hoping for a Lopez victory. #YouSpellXanthopoulos
Event #7:The final table of the €550 PLO tournament is now set, and there are a lot of familiar faces including chip-leader Doug Lee, UK legend Barny Boatman, and tournament pro Shannon Schorr.
Event 8: Day 1a of the €1,100 No Limit Holdem reentry event attracted a field of xxx. Anyone eliminated on Friday can reenter on Saturday, or “fire a second bullet” in poker parlance.
Upcoming: Day 1b of the €1,100 No Limit Holdem reentry event will take place on Saturday. The first of the two starting flights for the WSOPE Main Event will kick-off on Sunday.
More updates available at WSOP.com live reporting.
DFS dealt a major blow in Nevada
Social media erupted on Thursday evening following a statement by the Nevada Gaming Control Board declaring daily fantasy sports gambling, and any operator that wishes to offer for-money DFS contests in Nevada would need to have a state gambling license. By the end of the night virtually every DFS operator had announced it was leaving the state, including FanDuel and DraftKings.
What this means going forward is anyone’s guess, but here are a couple of informed opinions:
What’s next for the daily fantasy industry? by Ryan Rodenberg
– Based on the September online gambling revenue reports released on Thursday by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement it was a bad month for online poker in New Jersey.
– The Winning Poker Network has backed out of a promised series of $1 million guarantee tournaments. In actuality, the tournaments, $540 buy-in events with a $1 million guarantee, were cancelled and replaced with $270 tournaments with a $500k guarantee.
– There’s a new online poker HUD on the market called Jivaro, here’s what PokerNews.com thinks of it.
– 888 Poker plans on hosting a series of stadium style poker tournaments in Brazil.