Vanessa Selbst promotes the game on a seemingly unlikely TV outlet. And news as we get closer to the World Series of Poker. It’s all in our daily wrap-up of the world of poker, the Hit and Run.

Selbst on daytime TV

We’re not sure how Vanessa Selbst ended up on the Steve Harvey show, but she did. She played some poker with the host, and it was some nice mainstream coverage of poker. We can’t think of too many better people to promote the game. Watch below:

WSOP virgin?

Are you playing the World Series of Poker for the first time this year, or are thinking about it? Then you should read these five tips from Among the tips: register the day before, bring a snack, and be ready for a long day. All good advice.

In other WSOP news, BLUFF continues its preview with a look back at five breakout performances from the history of the tournament series. And finally, a comic called the World Series of Zombies is coming out this summer, courtesy of Chad Holloway. Story here.

Quick hitters

–Sorel Mizzi, Steve O’Dwyer and Anthony Zinno are among the players still remaining through day two at the World Poker Tour Amsterdam. Live updates here.
Jean-Robert Bellande will not be playing Survivor again in the season called “Second Chance,” at least not this time around on the TV reality show.
PokerStars’ signing of soccer star Neymar could mean big things for poker.
The L.A. Times publishes an editorial telling the state legislature to pass an online poker bill.
–James Obst is the latest pro to win a title in the Spring Championship of Online Poker at PokerStars.
–Liv Boeree helps out with commentary from the special edition of the Sunday Million this past weekend during SCOOP:

–A review of the PartyPoker NJ / Borgata mobile online poker app for Android.
–Online gambling revenue in New Jersey is doing well, while online poker is not.
–Full Tilt gets a license to operate in Denmark.
–The French newspaper Le Monde calls for government reform to save online poker in the country.
–The weekly update from the Poker Players Alliance.

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