PokerStars to begin awarding PSPC packages in January. Nevada poker revenue increases for 7th consecutive month. Check out these stories and more in the Friday Hit and Run.

PokerStars to Award 19 PSPC Packages During January

One of the biggest announcements from the world of poker in December was the unveiling of the PokerStars Players No Limit Hold’em Championship. It’s a tournament that is being billed (correctly) as one of the biggest tournaments of the year.

The $25,000 buy-in event will be held in early 2019 just before the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure. Perhaps one of the most compelling draws of the tournament is that PokerStars is effectively adding $9 million to the prize pool via $1 million bonus for first plus 300 “added” packages that players can qualify through a variety of means.

PokerStars has revealed the first 19 “Platinum Passes” slated to be awarded during January.

Players can earn access through the following online events:

Winter Series Main Event winners, January 7, 2018 – 4 passes
Winter Series All-in Shootout winner, January 8, 2018 – 1 pass
Monthly Sunday Cashers Final winner, February 3, 2018 – 1 pass

Packages will also be available to live tournament winners at the following events:

Italian Poker Open, January 3-8, 2018 – 1 pass
ACOP Platinum Series 20, January 5-14, 2018 – 1 pass
PCA Bahamas 2018, January 6-14, 2018 – 5 passes
PokerStars Megastack Ulster, January 12-14 – 1 pass
PokerStars Festival London, January 22-29 – 3 passes
BSOP SAO Paulo, January 25-30 – 2 passes

For PokerStars players looking for a more immediate reward, the Winter Series is currently running through January 7th.

Quick Hitters

A look around the world of poker:

– Nevada poker room revenue continues to grow. During the month of November, state gaming regulators said that state poker rooms generated $8.9 million in revenue. Despite the increase being a modest 0.44% uptick from last November, the positive month represented the 7th straight month of gains from the previous year.

– PokerStrategy takes a look at some of the best YouTube poker videos of the year. Doug Polk’s examination of Dan Bilzerian’s poker skills was one of the videos making the list.

– ESPN’s Bernard Lee pens his 17 top poker stories of 2017.

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– poker training of the day is the conclusion of the “Loosey Goosey” PLO series, which tackles loose playing. This episode has a goal of playing 45% of flops.