HNR 3/6: Full Tilt Poker Funds Update; Pennsylvania Online Gaming?

Michael Jones : March 6th, 2013
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An update on the status of U.S. Full Tilt Poker funds, and Pennsylvania looks into online poker. It’s all in the Wednesday edition of the PTP Hit and Run.

Full Tilt funds: The United States Department of Justice once again says that American players will have Full Tilt Poker funds returned to them “very soon.” Those waiting in the U.S. probably will not hold their collective breath, but it’s a better answer than a “no comment” or “we’re years away.”

In related news, the trial for former CEO Ray Bitar has reportedly been put on hold, apparently because of Bitar’s health problems. We doubt many folks will be sending him a “get well” card.

WPT:The World Poker Tour Bay 101 Shooting Star is into day 2; updates here. Andrew Lichtenberger, Christian Harder and Antonio Esfandiari are all in the top 10.

More with former WSOP main event champ Jonathan Duhamel, who is also still alive, below:

Also, a record number of players turned out for this WPT stop; the 635 entrants is more than a hundred larger than Bay 101’s previous record.

PA gaming?: An online gaming bill is on the way in Pennsylvania, according to a report at Card Player. If it happens, it would create a cluster of states with i-gaming, including New Jersey and Delaware.

Meanwhile, the Las Vegas Review-Journal takes a look at PokerStarsefforts in the United States; but, this story was written before the American Gaming Association tried to throw them under the bus in New Jersey.

Quick hitters:
–PokerStars had a big spike in traffic this weekend.
–The prospects of online poker in Hawaii aren’t good.
Daniel Negreanu responds to the claims that he has joined a “cult-like” group.
–Updates from UKIPT London.
–Adrienne “talonchick” Rowsome writes about paying for her honeymoon with FPPs.
Bwin.BE is good to go in Belgium after some problems in the past.
–Episode 3 of the acePLAYpoker Celebrity Championship:

–PokerStars doubles the guaranteed seats in Eureka Poker Tour qualifiers this Sunday.
–An interview with Tatiana ‘Mysters_Y’ Barausova.
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