The Venetian holding a multi-table tournament this weekend in Las Vegas. A look at the expansion of WSOP online events. Find these stories and more in the Wednesday Hit and Run.

Venetian hosting $250 buy-in MTT beginning on Friday

Even with two-thirds of United States casinos reopened over the last few weeks, poker rooms have been much slower to begin dealing games. For the poker rooms that have reopened, they have mostly stuck to shorthanded cash games.

This weekend, Las Vegas will play host to one of the first multi-table tournaments since the COVID-19 pandemic shut down casinos across the globe. The event will be held at the Venetian Poker room with a maximum of 80 players allowed into the event and a maximum of five players per table.

In other reopening news, The Bicycle Hotel and Casino will also reopen on June 19th at 6 AM, according to a tweet from the California casino.

Quick hitters

GG Poker and WSOP.com are hosting 85 online bracelet event over the next few months, a record by a factor of nine. Pocket Fives’ Jeff Walsh examines the expansion of online events over the last six years.

– With the social distancing keeping many gamblers away from live casinos, online casino revenue continues to be strong in regulated United States markets. New Jersey and Pennsylvania had big months during May despite the fact that each state saw small declines at online poker. New Jersey set another record during May with $86 million in revenues collected by casinos while in Pennsylvania, the state’s online casinos generated $55.8 million.

– PokerStars isn’t the only online poker room putting more resources behind home games. 888poker has also expanded private games to their platform, by recently adding Home Games to their mobile app.

– In the Wednesday featured poker training video, we continue to look at Carroters’ “Face Your Fears” series where he examines uncomfortable situations in poker. In this episode, Carroters goes in-depth with AK with a 3-bet before missing the flop.

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– In the latest episode of The Rake, Marle Cordeiro and Jaime Kerstetter sit down with author Maria Konnikova to talk about her upcoming book, “The Biggest Bluff” and how she got insight from Erik Seidel, Jason Koon, Isaac Haxton, and Phil Galfond:

Phil Helmuth talks with Poker News about what he has been up to lately and his thoughts on WSOP.com bracelets:

– In Poker Central’s latest look back at past World Series of Poker Main Events, they examine 5 top hands from the 2004 WSOP Main Event:

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