HNR 3/27: Full Tilt Poker Licensing Review; Black Friday Plea Deal
Full Tilt Poker’s licensing body undergoes an independent review, and two Black Friday defendants cut plea deals. It’s all in Tuesday’s edition of the PTP Hit and Run.
Full Tilt update: No new news on the sale of Full Tilt Poker to Groupe Bernard Tapie, but there was some news on the Full Tilt front. An independent review was released on the Alderney Gambling Control Commission’s handling of the Full Tilt case. And according to that report, the AGCC acted appropriately. More on the review here.
Black Friday defendants take plea deals: No big trial for online poker. John Campos and Chad Elie, who were allegedly involved in payment processing for online poker, cut deals with the U.S. government. More on the news here.
Live poker updates: The European Poker Tour’s Campione stop in Italy is in day 1b; you can get live updates here. Lots of pros are still alive, including Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier, Patrick Antonius, Dario Minieri, Victor Ramdin, Liv Boeree and Melanie Weisner, to name a few. More below:
And in the World Series of Poker Circuit’s Harrahs Rincon stop, the main event winner, Joe Kuether, picked up six figures. More here.
–The Sunday Million from this past Sunday at PokerStars:
–The Norwegian poker championships are taking place in Ireland?
–Golfer Sergio Garcia really likes poker. He’s going to be playing in the Estrellas Poker Tour’s next event.
–Alec Torelli takes a look at the public perception of poker professionals, and what he thinks needs to change.
–Wicked Chops takes a look at Tiffany Michelle’s run on America’s Worst Cooks.
—ESPN wrapped up its “mock” March Madness of 64 players, in which Bernard Lee imagines an entire poker tournament. Jonathan Duhamel defeated Phil Ivey, in Lee’s fictional account.
–888 Poker saw its revenue jump 58% in 2011.
–Ilari “Ilari FIN” Sahamies continues to crush the online cash games.