FoxBet becomes the latest online sportsbook to launch in PA. PokerStars introduces Big Blind view. Find these stories and more in the Wednesday Hit and Run.
FoxBet enters PA online sportsbetting market
The newest online sportsbook opened on Wednesday when FoxBet began their soft launch period, the fifth such sportsbook to launch in PA. The FoxBet brand comes through a recent partnership between The Stars Group and Fox Sports and via a license agreement with the Mount Airy Casino. The brand joins PlaySugarsHouse, BetRivers, Parx and FanDuel as launching online sportsbooks in the state.
FOX Bet has officially soft launched in Pennsylvania. Download the new app now and receive $20 FREE CASH just in time for the start of football season. We'll also match your first deposit up to $100! #MakeTheCall pic.twitter.com/eYaD2AvWSk
— FOX Bet (@FOXBet) September 4, 2019
PokerStars’ previous online sports betting brand, BetStars, was rebranded in New Jersey as FoxBet last week. As part of the agreement between The Stars Group and FoxBet, Fox Sports content will play a major role in the sportsbook as the brand leverages its wide resource of talent to provide insight from analysts such as Collin Cowherd, Cris Carter and Cousin Sal.
PokerStars introduces Big Blind feature
PokerStars has introduced a much-requested feature balled “Big Blind view.” Instead of viewing stack sizes and bets by chip amount, the new feature will allow players to view by big blinds. The metric is easier for many players as it gives them a better idea of where they and opponents stand in the tournament.
Players can opt-in to the new feature when playing in MTTs and cash games. In the PokerStars client, players can edit the feature by going to “Table Appearance” and then “Table display.” Clicking on your stack at the table will also activate the feature.
partypoker implemented the big blind view option last year while some third party scripts have allowed players to view stack sizes this way for some time.
– Five new bracelet events have been added to the 2019 World Series of Poker Europe schedule, set to be held in the Czech Republic from October 13th to November 4th.
The addition of the five new events means that a total of fifteen WSOP bracelets will be awarded with guaranteed prize pools totaling €22 million. A full schedule of events can be viewed from the WSOP Europe website.
– The final table is set for the WPT Legends of Poker held at the Bicycle Casino, which got underway at 2 PM PT on Wednesday. Gueorgui Gantchev goes into the day as the chip lead with Jisup Hwang, Vahan Sudzhyan, Jared Griener, Antonious Roungeris, and Aaron Van Blarcum.
Each of the remaining six players are guaranteed at least $96,955 with 1st place set to be paid $474,390.
– Part Time Poker’s Keith Woernle reviews Alex Fitzgerald’s Exploitative Play in Live Poker, which he rates a 9.5/10. Woernle gives the book high praise due to the conversational tone and Alex’s carefree style of writing.
– Wednesday’s featured Grinderschool poker training video of the day is Episode 5, a continuation of Colossos’ live play session where he goes over his play at $0.10/$0.25 No Limit Holde’m shorthanded.
Best poker videos on the Internet
– In the latest episode of I am High Stakes Poker on the Paul Phua YouTube channel, Daniel “Jungleman” Cates answers questions on a variety of topics:
– JohnnieVibes is at the Seven Mile Casino where he is trying to play his longest session ever in what he is calling the “Stamina Challenge.”
– Jaime Staples has posted highlights from his August 24th session where he makes the final table of the $27.50 Turbo Knockout.