Phil Ivey intends to play at this summer’s WSOP. What’s next for sports betting in the U.S.? Check out these stories and more in the Tuesday Hit and Run.

2018 WSOP Could See a Phil Ivey Appearance

After winning his first major tournament in over three years at the Triton Poker Super High Roller, Poker News caught up with Phil Ivey for a short interview where he revealed a small bombshell.

During the interview, Phil Ivey revealed that he plans on playing at the World Series of Poker this summer, one year after missing the event during 2017 while being mired in legal cases surrounding edge sorting.

Now that Phil Ivey’s World Series of Poker plans have been revealed, US Poker takes a look at the possible WSOP plans of five other high-profile players..

Quick Hitters

– Reaction continues to pour in over yesterday’s Supreme Court PAPSA decision. Shortly after the ruling was announced, U.S. Senator Orin Hatch announced revealed plans to introduce a federal sports betting bill that would aim to provide superseding regulations to avoid a patchwork of state laws “to the regulatory bottom.”

Online Poker Report examines whether state lawmakers will merge the legislative efforts of sports betting and online gambling.

– Alex Weldon is back with his latest poker rankings update from leaderboards across the internet, highlighted by Stephen Chidwick’s rise to the GPI and Play of the Year races.

– Watch Daniel Negreanu and Antonio Esfandiari battle it out during a recent Twitch Celebrity Cash Game on Poker Night in America.

– Valentin Vornicu has won his record 12th WSOP Circuit Gold Ring with a victory at Harrah’s New Orleans.

– The PokerStars SCOOP continues to roll on with recent wins from Michiel Brummelhuis and Jerry Wong. Starving for some SCOOP coverage? Pocket Fives has a list of upcoming SCOOP streams from Lex Veldhuis, Felix Schneiders and Kevin Martin.

– From the Fake News Bin: The mighty PPA — as well as the Pope — have voiced their support for Monday’s Supreme Court decision.