Jake Schindler wins just over $800k at Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open event. Former FanDuel owners sue over sale price to Paddy Power Betfair. Check out these stories and more in the Wednesday Hit and Run.
SHPRO Concludes with Four Big Winners
The final day of the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open in Hollywood, Florida produced some big winners on Tuesday.
In the $25,000 Big 4 High Roller, Jake Schindler beat Shaun Deeb heads-up and a field of 123 entries for the title and a $800,758 first place prize. Schindler, who recently reached $20 million in lifetime tournament winnings, is now 18th on the all-time money list.
— SHRPO (@shrpo) August 15, 2018
Meanwhile, in the other tournaments of the Big Four on the last day, Brandon Eisen won in the $5,250 ($771k), Alex Foxen won the $2,650 No Limit Hold’em ($208k) while Marc McDonnell took down the $1,100 No Limit Hold’em ($119K).
Ryan Riess also won big in South Florida when he took down the SHRPO $10,000 Turbo event for $236k.
– The Founders of FanDuel are using for $120 million in wake of the sale to Paddy Power Betfair. Former CEO Nigel Eccles along with three others are suing the company because they received no proceeds in the sale, which instead went to current executives at the company, who are preferential shareholders. Those suing say that the value of FanDuel should have been much higher given the recent US Supreme Court’s decision on the legality of sports betting in the United States/
In other New Jersey news, online casinos produced a record for the month, generating nearly $26 million in revenue from online poker and casinos. The increase was a 25.8% improvement from the same time last year.
– Poker pros react to former New Yorker columnist Maria Konnikova’s interview in the New York Times, where he was profiled for her recent poker success while writing a book on poker.
– Joey Ingram has released the music video surrounding his prop bet to get to 100,000 views by the end September 6th. The video centers around Gus Hansen and his great summer, but also features some notable names from WSOP summers past. Ingram will win $10,000 against JoZnathan Bales against Ingram’s $5,000 should he reach the milestone.