Lots of big names are left in the World Poker Tour event, and Illinois may hop on the online gaming bandwagon. It’s all in the Thursday edition of the PTP Hit and Run.

WPT: The World Poker Bay 101 Shooting Star is getting down to the nitty gritty, with about 30 players left. The top three is a formidable group: Paul Volpe, Antonio Esfandiari and Isaac Baron. Updates here; day 3 update below. Erik Seidel, Christian Harder, Maria Ho, John Racener and ElkY are all still alive, as well.

Also laser tag:

Illinois and online poker?: Illinois is the latest state to look at online gaming and poker. Analysis of the legislation being considered here.

Quick hitters:
–True Poker and America’s Cardroom are holding a $200K event in April
–Things have turned around for both Viktor “Isildur1” Blom and Tom “durrrr” Dwan, just in opposite directions.
–Updates from UKIPT London.
A cool new site that aggregates poker news from all over the interwebz.
–Bitcoin comes to iPoker.
–Merge skins Overbet, IronDuke close.
–Some cool paintings of Gus Hansen and Daniel Negreanu.