PokerStars adds The Deal Jackpot to the poker lobby. Plus Max Silver takes a look at the perplexing EPT High Roller deal made earlier this week. Check out these stories and more in the Hit and Run.

PokerStars Adds The Deal Jackpot

You have noticed a new game in the PokerStars lobby. It’s called The Deal and it was previously available exclusively on Full Tilt Poker. The game is a no-skill version of poker that players can utilize to get more value out of PokerStars.

The game is played by using StarCoins, which are earned by earning VPPs and completing steps of the VIP program. Players can play the game with anywhere from 7 to 70 StarsCoins. Players are then dealt 7 cards face-down, 2 of which can be discarded. The remaining cards are turned over with players awarded prizes when receiving Ace High or above. The higher the hand, the larger the prizes will be up. A straight flush awards $250 while a Royal Flush will send players to the Jackpot Round, where players spin a wheel for a 1 in 8 chance at the progressive prize. Other prizes on the wheel range from $500-$3000.

Now that the game is on PokerStars, the prize pool will increase much more faster than before. Given the non-skilled nature of the game, players in some countries may not have The Deal available to them.

Below you can have a look at the game as played on Full Tilt Poker:

Quick Hitters

– A deal made in the EPT Prague €10k High Roller which awarded Patrick Serda more money but William Kassouf had heads turning in the poker world this week. The deal has a bit of a backstory that Max Silver details in his latest blog post. It was one of the more interesting deals made in poker this year and Silver breaks down his involvement and how it went down.

Phil Ivey has had beat of a rough year. He has lost two big cases involving winnings from edge-sorting and his DFS project Rosters has shut its doors. Poker Update takes a light-hearted look at what he can do to make sure 2017 serves him better.

– Poker Central will be shutting down its televsion channel at the end of this year. The channel broadcasts poker content 24/7 through apps on Apple TV, Roku and Amazon Fire. Despite halting its channel it will continue its web programming.

— Jason Somerville has announced that he will showcase the 2017 Aussie Millions on Twitch. The popular event runs from January 11th to January 30th next year.

Here is Somerville making the announcement on Twitter: