Hit And Run: Matt Staples Is First To Join partypoker’s Newly Created Team Online; Kevin Martin Out At PokerStars; Stephen Chidwick Leads Another US Open Final Table

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: 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.