The PPA renews push for Federal regulation of poker in the U.S.A. and Lock Poker announces their exclusive LOCKOPS Online Poker Tournament Series for may, all in this issue of the PTP Hit and Run.

Poker Players Alliance Renews Push for Regulation via Barton Bill
Using the anniversary of Black Friday as a back drop the Poker Players Alliance has renewed their push for mark up of what is considered the best path for regulation in the United States for online poker: The Barton Bill. The Barton Bill would provide a Federal framework for licensing and regulating online poker in the United States instead of the state-by-state scenario that seems to be unfolding as Federal efforts stall. In attempt to get back on track the PPA is going all-in with a renewed campaign to get the Barton Bill pushed through the U.S. Congress.

LOCKOPS at Lock Poker
Lock Poker announces Exclusive online poker tournament series the LOCKOPS. The series will consist of 33 events, and with over $2 Million in guaranteed prizes. The series Grand Finale Main Event will guarantee over $800k in winnings. Buy-ins range from $10 to $500, and multiple qualifiers will be running daily. In addition, a Lock PRO Elite will be hosting each tournament, and there will be bounties on the heads of all Lock PROs.


Winners of each LOCKOPS event will also be entered into a Champion of Champions Tournament, where they will be competing for two World Series of Poker Main Event seats. Sign up for a Lock Poker account here to get in on the action.

– EPT announces the Player Choices Awards
– Internet Poker bill to be voted on in New Jersey on May 31st.
– More Black Friday Anniversary commemorations in the Black Friday Chronicles from Poker News.