Matt Staples is the first player to join the newly created partypoker Team Online as the online poker room expands focus on streaming.
Hit and Run: Acting Attorney General Addresses Wire Act In Friday Questioning On House Committee; Run It Once Poker Getting Good Reviews
Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker addressed a question about the recent Wire Act opinion, saying he supports the decision while rejecting accusations the process was corrupted.
Hit And Run: partypoker Diamond Club Elite Will Pay Up To 60% Cashback For Highest Rakers; PokerStars Reduces Time Banks; Aussie Millions Main Event Down To 38
partypoker has introduced a new tier for their highest volume players called Diamond Club Elite, which will pay the equivalent of 60% rakeback to those generating $200,000 or more in rake per 12 month period.
Hit And Run: PokerStars Slashes Buy-In Of Sunday Millions To $109; Wire Act Reversal Influenced By Lobbying According To WSJ Report
The PokerStars Sunday Million tournament is slashing the buy-in for the weekly tournament from $215 to $109 while keeping other details of the tournament the same, including the guarantee at $1 million.
Hit And Run: Gavin Smith Passes Away; U.S. DOJ Reverses Online Gambling Wire Act Opinion; PCA Main Event Nears A Final Table
2005 WPT Tour Player of the Year Gavin Smith passed away at the age of 50 on Monday night as a GoFund drive is established for Smith's children.