Two Houston card rooms were shut down on Wednesday afternoon in an attempt by local police to crack down on the games which authorities say are "illegal."
Hit And Run: Twitch Streamers Jaime Staples And Jeff Gross Leave PokerStars; Opposition To DOJ Wire Act Opinion Strengthens
Popular poker Twitch streamers Jeff Gross and Jaime Staples announced their departures as PokerStars Team pros over the last two days in an amicable split with the number one online poker room amid vows that they will continue to stream.
Not much is going down this week stateside in the poker world, but that's because all the big crushers are down under for the Aussie Millions. Big names like Toby Lewis, Chino Rheem, Kitty Kuo, and Jack Sinclair headline Day 2 of the 25K Challenge while the side events are also awarding big time Aussie bucks. Mike Sexton talks about the early days of poker on the World Poker Tour. And Prahlad Friedman plays an absolutely gross hand on Live at the Bike! All those stories and more are here to kick off your weekend in the Friday Hit and Run.
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.