The first ClubWPT King’s Celebrity Poker Challenge event is tonight. Justin Bonomo with a big win at the Super High Roller Bowl Online. Check out these stories and more in the Thursday Hit and Run.
ClubWPT King’s Celebrity Poker Challenge will include appearances by Jason Alexander and Pau Gasol
The World Poker Tour has announced a new celebrity poker event on Twitch. The ClubWPT King’s Celebrity Poker Challenge will debut tonight at 8 PM ET. Athletes and celebrities will be among those participating through the ClubWPT poker room. The World Poker Tour has joined forces with Budweiser for the charity event with proceeds going to the World Central Kitchen.
The first episode on May 28th will feature Pau Gasol, Jon Hamm, Jose Andres, Jason Alexander, Kevin Pollak and Kelly Slater as they play a 6-handed tournament. Budweiser will donate $15,000 for each of the six players participating in the game with an additional $35,000 donated in the name of the winner. Poker fans will be able to tun in from the World Poker Tour Twitch channel
– Justin Bonomo took down the $25,500 Super High Roller 6-Max event on partypoker to win a $622,634.40. Big winners in other events included Vicent Bosca Ramon and Ludovic Geilich.
– In other online poker tournament action, Jareth East took down the WPTDeepStacks Online to win $557,658 while Anton Yakuba won the Mini WPTDeepStacks for $137,396.29.
– ICYMI: The man dubbed the “godfather of gambling” in Macau has died at the age of 98. Stanley Ho was the head of the Sociedade de Jogos de Macau and helped spearhead the city as a gambling destination.
– PokerStars has unveiled its latest app called Poker Dojo. Players in the United States can use the “super-engaging” new app to help teach you the basics of poker including hand rankings, hand strength and how to analyze an all-in decision. The poker app is available on iOS and Android.
– From the Fake News Bin: After Jungleman’s initial apology said he forgave those who attacked his integrity, Howard Lederer, Russ Hamilton and Mike Postle announced they would also forgive those who questioned their integrity.
– Thursday’s featured poker training video continues our look at Reasons14 “SNG Strategy” videos. In this episode, Reasons14 goes over a hand history review of a $2 180-man Sit N Go.
– The MegaMillions Jackpot has swelled to a $336 million prize, despite a reduction in jackpot minimums at the draw game. Lottery players in PA can purchase their MegaMillions tickets online for a chance at the nine-figure score.
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– Kevin Hart and Rob Yong join Jaime Staples on the latest episode of the Weekly Poker Showdown to talk poker:
– Mario Ho joins Poker Central’s Run It Back to watch an episode of High Stakes Poker during Season 7. The live stream will take place at 8 PM ET:
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