The Main Event of partypoker LIVE North America begins. Norway strengthens online gambling restrictions. Check out these stories and more in the Tuesday Hit and Run.

partypoker LIVE North America Main Event Underway

While the Main Event of the partypoker LIVE Millions North America begins today, the CAD$25,500 Super High Roller is down to the final table. Darren Elias holds the chip lead as Victor Ramdin and Viktor Bloom were eliminated on Tuesday. Remaining are Anthony Zinno, Chance Kornuth, Christopher Kruk and Niall Farrell.

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Quick Hitters

– Norway has taken steps to restrict Norweigan players from playing on foreign gambling sites. The latest efforts to prevent unauthorized gambling activity include IP blocks as well as payment processing and advertising restrictions.

– Pre-registration begins today for the shared WSOP.com poker network that launches in Delaware, Nevada and New Jersey on May 1st. Players in New Jersey will not have to register for the new network. The launch of the new network will mean a variety of positive changes for players including a new tournament experience and new ways to participate in the World Series of Poker.

WSOP.com has also announced a new loyalty program and promotions for players in the three states that will include rakeback up to 32%.

– Over the weekend, The Stars Group announced that it would be acquiring Sky Betting and Gaming in a deal worth $4.7 million, enough to make The Stars Group the largest public online gaming company.

– Dylan Wilkerson was victorious in the Harrah’s Cherokee 2018 WSOP Circuit Main Event, which yielded a first place prize of $294,152 beating Erick Lindgren heads-up.

– The 2018 MonteCarlo EPT is underway with the start of the €10,300 High Roller. The Main Event will begin on April 28th.

– From the Fake News Bin: BonusCodePoker names its list of top 5 worst poker players of all time.