Chris Moneymaker in a hot streak in New Jersey. Bobby Baldwin to step down from his position at MGM. partypoker LIVE UK Main Event completes Day 3. Find these stories and more in the Friday Hit and Run.

Moneymaker wins another NJOOP title

Maybe Chris Moneymaker should stay in New Jersey. One day after winning the $100 NLHE Progressive Knockout event for over $10,000 at the PokerStars NJCOOP, Moneymaker has followed that performance with another victory on Thursday.

The win came via Event #16, the $300 Eight Game 6-Max, as Moneymaker defeated another hot player, Dan ‘R@zzleDazz1e’ DiZenzo, heads-up to win $5,544. If that wasn’t enough, Moneymaker followed the win with a final table showing in Event #17, the $50 No Limit Hold’em to win $1,386.

After helping change the poker world forever in 2003 when he won the WSOP Main Event, Moneymaker has continued to play poker but has has focused on smaller and lower profile tournaments. His biggest live cash over the last decade is an 11th place performance in the 2011 $10,000 EPT PCA where he won $130,000. Moneymaker also finished 2nd in the $25,000 NBC National Heads-up Championship that same year.

Moneymaker is currently in New Jersey as he makes his way through the state as part of the Moneymaker PSPC Tour, which is qualifying players for Platinum Passes for the PokerStars Players Championship, coming up in January.

Quick hitters

– MGM’s Bobby Baldwin will be stepping down from his position as dual roles as Chief Customer Development Officer of MGM Resorts and head of Las Vegas’ City Center later this year. US Poker asks what the departure of a poker legend could mean for poker at MGM.

– Day 3 of the partypoker LIVE Millions UK Main Event is in the books. At the end of the day Friday, Alex Foxen holds onto the lead with 63 players remaining, which has been whittled down from 1015 entries. Joining Foxen, is Fadil Isufi in 2nd and John Haigh in third. Other notables still alive are partypoker Team Pros Kristen Bicknell and Patrick Leonard as well as 2013 WSOP Main Event Champion Ryan Riess.

Day 4 will pick up Saturday at 12:30 PM local time. with the final table slated for Sunday.

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– Pittsburgh’s Rivers Casino has reversed course and decided not to participate in online gambling, at least right now. The casino, which applied for an online gambling license in PA in July, is believed to have withdrawn after parent company Rush Street Interactive decided to focus on its other brand, Sugarhouse, for online gambling.

– From the Fake News Bin: Phil Ivey lawsuits mount up as casinos cite “just seems like the thing to do.”