partypoker hits a bump on the first day of the Millions Online. Nevada poker tables see a decline year over year. Find these stories and more in the Tuesday Hit and Run.
partypoker Millions Online Rewinds Part of Day 1A
partypoker’s launch of the Millions Online stumbled out of the gate on Sunday. The tournament, which featured four Day 1 flights — similar to how some of the largest live tournaments are run — unfortunately kept going past its designated end time for the first flight.
This meant that some players had built up stacks and were eliminated who shouldn’t have. To rectify the issue, partypoker rolled back the tournament to where it stood at the posted end time (approximately 45 minutes).
While some players were understandably upset — particularly those did well in extra time — to $25,000 was paid out in an effort to compensate effected players.
Thats not necessarily true. What happened
1- Tournament should have finished after 30 mins
2- Level played for longer
3- In that time, some people busted, some people got more chips
4- We reinstated all stacks from when play "should" have finished
5- We added an extra 25k comp
— Patrick Leonard (@plenopads) December 4, 2017
The third and forth flight began on Tuesday with “Day 2” kicking off today at 20:00 GMT. The final table will reconvene on Wednesday at 20:00 GMT. The tournament is guaranteeing a record $5 million in payouts with at least $1 million going to the winner.
– The number of poker tables in Nevada has dipped to 572 poker tables from 610 the same time last year. But despite the continued decline in tables, revenue was at $8,736,000 versus $8,709,000 last year. At its peak in 2010, Nevada boasted 109 poker rooms compromising 920 tables.
– The PokerStars Championship finishes off 2017 with a stop in Prague between December 7th and 18th with a €5,300 Main Event starting on December 12th. Four high rollers ranging from €10,300 to €50,000 will also be held during the week.
– PokerStrategy’s Barry Carter examines whether re-entry tournaments are unfair to recreational players
– PalaPoker New Jersey has officially shed the “beta” label from their poker room, which soft-launched in June. As part of their move out of beta, Pala will now offer three weekly $2000 tournaments with 60 other weekly tournaments.
Pala Poker faces stiff competition in New Jersey where the market is already filled with three big names – PokerStars, 888 and partypoker.
– Grinderschool.com poker training video of the day takes a look at the classic “Maximizing EV” series. In episode 1 of 4, Carroters examines the database of a new student.