After the fearsome festivals that were the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure and the Aussie Millions, the poker world had a bit of a breather this weekend. Blair Hinkle is making a run at the HorseShoe Council Bluffs RunGood event, the WPT’s Vince Van Patten weighs in on the ethical conundrum of gambling, and Macau revenue takes a big hit. Find those stories and so much more in this, the weekend edition of The Hit and Run.
PokerStars pros have joined the battle against influential online poker villain Sheldon Adelson, who many U.S. iGaming proponents accuse of unjustly manipulating the federal government to suit his own commercial aims.
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: 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.
The conservative blog Red State blasted a Republican-led effort to ban online gaming and online poker in the United States for the second time in as many months.