Jason Somerville became the latest player to leave PokerStars after annoucing on New Year's Day that he would instead focus on RunItOnce and sports betting.
Hit And Run: FanDuel Owner Flutter To Merge With The Stars Group In Mega Deal; Stones Gambling Hall Suspends Live Poker Stream In Fallout From Cheating Allegations
PokerStars owned The Stars Group is part of a merger with Flutter Entertainment, the owner of FanDuel, BetFair and Paddy Power in what will become the biggest online gambling company in the world in late 2020.
As the poker schedule gets rolling heading into Autumn, theres a full slate of mid-stakes tournaments on the calendar. The WPT headed to Baltimore this weekend. The WSOP Circuit, Parx Big Stax, and Ante Up Tour all saw big weekends as well. Meanwhile we have another classic Phil Hellmuth rant, a new form of Twitch stream, and the backstory of Irish poker legend Padraig Parkinson. You can find all those stories and more in this - the weekend edition of the Hit and Run.
Hit And Run: Chat Plays Poker Could Be Next Innovation In Twitch Poker; BigBlindBets Wins $1.67 Million In $5,200 WCOOP Main Event
Jason Somerville and PokerStars have teamed up to offer Twitch Poker fans an interactive way to participate in online poker through "Chat Plays Poker."
Hit And Run: Dan Cates Backed Phil Ivey During 2019 WSOP, Wants His Share Of Winnings After Garnishment; Poker Pro Ronnie Bardah To Join Cast of Survivor
2019 WSOP backers of Phil Ivey, Dan Cates and Illya Trincher, have objected to the garnishment of $124k of Ivey's winnings during the PPC.