West Virginia adds its second online sportsbook heading into the NFL season. Nick Marchington gets a favorable ruling in Nevada. Find these stories and more in the Hit and Run.
DraftKings WV joins FanDuel WV as mobile sportsbooks in state
Last week was a big one for online sportsbetting in West Virginia as the state’s sportsbettors gear up for the start of the NFL season this week. The DraftKings online sportsbook became the second to launch in West Virginia, just two days after the opening of FanDuel WV.
🚨BREAKING NEWS🚨#DKSportsbook has OFFICIALLY arrived in West Virginia.
— DraftKings Sportsbook (@DKSportsbook) August 28, 2019
The two new sportsbooks are the first to open since BetLucky went dark earlier this year after a dispute with a partner.
Daily fantasy sports sites FanDuel and DraftKings continue to make waves in the emerging online sports betting industry over the last year. In New Jersey, FanDuel and DraftKings are part of groups that are #1 and #2 in revenue while the Fanduel online sportsbook went live in Pennsylvania in late July.
– The Clark County District Court unfroze $152,000 in the Nick Marchington WSOP backer case last week, allowing Marchington to receive the 10% portion of WSOP winnings that were disputed by a backer. While the developments are positive for Marchington, the case remains unsettled.
– Josh Reichard took down his second Heartland Poker title when he won the $1,650 Main Event at the East Chicago at the American Casino. Reichard takes home $186,812 for his efforts. His previous HPT victory came during the 2018 $2,500 No Limit Hold’em event at the same location.
Meanwhile, the British Poker Open got underway on Monday with Luc Greenwood taking down the 10,000 No Limit Hold’em event to win $144,611. Poker fans can keep up with the live action by tuning into PokerGo.
– The Borgata Poker Open begins its 18-day festival on Tuesday, which runs through September 20. The series will be highlighted by the WPT Borgata Poker Open $3,500 Championship, which will be held from September 15-20.
– The featured Grinderschool poker training video of the day is Part 4 of Colossos’s live play series where he focuses on shorthanded No Limit Hold’em. Go here if you missed yesterday’s featured video.
Best poker videos on the Internet
– Brad Owen reports in from his meet up game at Maryland Live:
– Meanwhile, fellow poker vlogger Andrew Neeme is at the Wynn playing a $2/$5 No Limit Hold’em game:
– Jaimes Staples reviews highlights of a July 6th session where he made two final tables, the $530 Terminator and the $215 Deepstack. Jeff Gross makes the final table of the $530 Predator High Roller on partypoker.