Someone is actually making money playing PokerStars’ Spin & Go’s. And a New Jersey online gaming site gives out a lot of money in one chunk. It’s all in our daily wrap-up of the world of poker, the Hit and Run.

No money in Spin & Go’s, everyone’s solid

When the new sit and go format at PokerStars — the Spin & Go — came out, most diehards in poker were opposed to it, thinking it was more like playing the lottery than playing poker. If you don’t know what they are — they are three-player hyperturbos with a prize pool multiplayer. One player — Bighusla — seems to have refuted the notion that they are unbeatable vis a vis the rake, winning at a clip of 8.8% over a huge sample size.

Sharing is caring

Nevada and Delaware are reportedly close to sharing player pools for online poker. That’s good news for both states, and for the future of shared liquidity in states that pass online poker regulation bills in the future.

Holy crap

In other regulated U.S. gaming news, someone at a New Jersey online gambling site run by Betfair won a $1.5 million payout for playing “Let It Ride.” The man didn’t want to give out his name. But congratulations to him anyway.

Quick hitters

–Apparently there’s going to be a tournament with a half a million dollar buy-in this summer at Aria:

An interesting interview with Alex Dreyfus — the head of the Global Poker Index and its affiliated endeavors — on the American Poker Awards (which are this week), trying to sportify poker, and more.
–Victoria Coren Mitchell, Daniel Negreanu and Jake Cody are among the winners at the British Poker Awards.
– has an interview with the chairman of Seals with Clubs — the bitcoin online poker site that shut down last week — Bryan Micon.
–A couple of different takes on the Restoration of America’s Wire Act, the bill that would ban online gaming and online poker in the U.S. — why it could pass, and why it won’t.
–Former Poker After Dark announced Ali Nejad has a new show, called The Social Life. H/t to F5Poker.

–Jose Montes is on a roll. He takes down the Heartland Poker Tour Golden Gates soon after a win at a World Series of Poker Circuit event.
–The latest in our series on the WSOP Dealer’s Choice games: Pot-Limit 5-Card Draw Hi.
–How to deal with hyper-aggressive opponents.