The 2015 World Series of Poker Main Event opening flights continue. Is Pennsylvania closing in on online poker legalization? Daniel Negreanu offers StealthMunk a $100k “Freeroll” challenge bet.
Event #65: $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better: Final Report
Daniel Idema has appeared at three final tables this summer. His record is 1st, 3rd, and 6th. Idema came up short of his second bracelet of 2015 on Sunday, finishing 3rd in the Stud 8 tournament. Still, a deep run in the Main Event, or a strong showing at the WSOP Europe in Berlin later this year could result in a Player of the Year nod for the Canadian pro.
Event #66: $777 LUCKY SEVENS No-Limit Hold’em: Updates
Matt Matros and Faraz Jaka headline the final table of the Lucky 7’s tournament.
Event #67: $10,000 Dealers Choice Championship: Final Report
Quinn Do picked up his second career WSOP bracelet on Sunday in the $10k Dealer’s Choice tournament. Do’s first bracelet win came way back in 2005.
Event #68: WSOP Main Event Day 1a: Updates
The WSOP suffered a nominal year over year decline, as 741 players took part in Day 1a of the 2015 WSOP Main Event compared to 771 last year. 480 of those players will move on to Day 2 of the tournament, including Jonathan Duhamel, Mike Matusow, and Jorryt Van Hoof.
The Main Event! Day 1b.
WSOP Quick Hitters
PTP’s Alex Weldon offers more insights into the recent accusations of collusion in WSOP Sit & Go tournaments.
Matt Glantz wonders if the ongoing issues at the 2015 WSOP will impact Main Event attendance.
— Matt Glantz (@MattGlantz) July 5, 2015
Non-WSOP Quick Hitters
Carey Katz was instrumental in creating the Aria Super High Roller Bowl structure, and it seems to have been a structure many people enjoyed.
The Pennsylvania legislature is trying to come up with a budget for 2016 and by most accounts online gambling still has a legitimate chance to be part of the state’s future, but there are still issues to overcome.
And just when we thought prop bets and challenge bets couldn’t get any weirder…
@stealthmunk you win= $100k me win= You exercise daily Eat right ChoiceCenter Read books Meditate Yoga I stake you in all WSOP events 50/50
— Daniel Negreanu (@RealKidPoker) July 6, 2015
Golden Nugget is switching online casino platforms in New Jersey. Goodbye Bally Tech; hello NYX.