Hit and Run: PokerStars Unveils New Live Events; The Mysterious Mike Neely; Polk’s Bankroll Challenge


The mystery of Mike Neely. PokerStars shelving EPT brand in 2017 to make way for PokerStars Championship and Festival. Polk Bankroll Challenge Update. And more.

added by Steve Ruddock on August 24th, 2016

PokerStars Names Tournament for Sponsored Pro Lex Veldhuis

PokerStars has named a daily $22 PLO tournament for its sponsored pro Lex Veldhuis after he made the final table three times in a single week.

added by Alex Weldon on August 23rd, 2016

Hit and Run: Estrellas Barcelona Main Event Sets Record; EPT Payout Changes; Responsible Gaming Study in NJ


Fedor Holz comes out of retirement to win Barcelona Super High Roller. Rutgers responsible gambling study results. Estrellas Barcelona Main Event sets a record. And more.

added by Steve Ruddock on August 23rd, 2016

Thoughts on PokerStars EPT Switching to Flatter Payout Structure

The EPT has changed its payout structure. It was paying a maximum of 15 percent of players, but now at least 20 percent of the field will cash in EPT events

added by Steve Ruddock on August 23rd, 2016

Hit and Run: Fedor Holz Terrible at Retirement, EPT Backtracks on High Roller Payouts, Daniel Negreanu’s New Podcast


Fedor Holz out of retirement after a month; EPT back to paying out 15% on high-rollers; Negreanu has a podcast; PokerStars’s new Bubble Rush.

added by Alex Weldon on August 22nd, 2016

Hit and Run: Somerville to Live Stream Deepstack Poker Tour; Online Poker in CA Update; EPT Payout Changes


California still a long shot to pass an online poker bill. EPT payout structure changes explained. Jason Somerville will live stream from Deepstacks Live Championship. And more.

added by Steve Ruddock on August 21st, 2016

Hit and Run: California Bill Opposed by PokerStars, New Ambassadors for PokerCentral, Million Dollar Sundays Back on WPN


California iPoker continues to be a dirty fight with no winners; Portland wants poker players to deal their own games; PokerCentral enlists GPL players as ambassadors; and more.

added by Alex Weldon on August 19th, 2016

Hit and Run: CA Online Poker Bill Amended; DraftKings Gets into Season Long Fantasy; Real Gaming Offline


Operators send DFS draft legislation to Nevada. Real Gaming has called it a day. California online poker bill amended and could be brought to a vote on Monday. And more.

added by Steve Ruddock on August 18th, 2016

Hit and Run: Michael Phelps Playing Poker App in Rio; FOX Renews WPT for 5 Years; A Closer Look at UIGEA


A closer look at UIGEA and why it’s foolish to use the law to determine suitability. Michael Phelps race prep includes Open Face Chinese poker. Koon wins SHRPO. And more.

added by Steve Ruddock on August 17th, 2016

Making Sense of the Changes Occuring in the Casino Industry and Las Vegas

Vegas revenue increases

The days of cheap food and comps at casinos are long gone, having been replaced by high-end amenities. Not everyone is a fan of these changes but here’s why its happening

added by Steve Ruddock on August 17th, 2016

CardMatch: an Experimental New PokerStars Promotion

PokerStars is trying out a new promotion with its Canadian users. Little hype has been made of ‘CardMatch’ so far, but it could well become a permanent feature.

added by Alex Weldon on August 16th, 2016
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