Data of millions of UB accounts is compromised, a WPT update, and tweets from Hellmuth and Mercier. It’s all in the weekend edition of the PTP Hit and Run.
UB data compromised: Data for more than 3 million accounts has been compromised, according to reports. We’re not terribly shocked that UB.com messes something up again, though. Get the full extent of what information is at risk here.
WPT Update: The World Poker Tour event in Prague, Czech Republic, is in day 3. Get live updates here. Michael “SirWatts” Watson is still alive; video with him below:
Rewind: The top poker videos of the week include the Royal Flush girls playing poker, the Sunday Million, and a look back at the week in poker. Watch them here.
MGM’s not playing around: MGM Resorts International is filing trademark infringment lawsuits against some cybersquatters that own domains linked to MGM’s properties, like Bellagio, Mandalay Bay, etc. More details on the beatdown MGM will inflict here.
Anonymous poker?: This week, bodog announced it was launching “anonymous tables” where player IDs would be hidden. Is this still poker if you don’t know who you are playing against? PokerFuse weighs in with an editorial.
Terrific tweets: Some Twittering from the world of poker, including Phil Hellmuth talking to the NFL’s San Francisco 49ers, and Jason Mercier gets engaged.
European Poker Awards: They are going to be held at the Aviation Club de France in January, it was announced. More here.
Christmas shopping for poker players?: PokerNews.com has some gift ideas if you are struggling at the stores or looking online. Check out their guide here.