Poker Central launches new poker show. William Kassouf in hot water for Leeds Casino incident. Check out these stories and more in the Tuesday Hit and Run.
Friday Night Poker Debuts on Facebook Live This Friday
September 21st will see the debut of “Friday Night Poker,” available exclusively on Facebook Watch. The show will run for 13 weeks from 7 PM to 11 PM ET every Friday night and is being described as an “innovative fan-driven live poker cash games.”
Friday Night Poker will be broadcast from the PokerGo studios and hosted by Jeff Platt with play by play from Brent Hanks and Amanda Letherman. The show promises to be an interactive poker experience by allowing viewers to engage with fans in real time with the possibility of winning a seat on the show.
On the first Friday Night Poker, a group of players will sit down at a $5/$10 No Limit Hold’em game with a minimum buy-in of $1,500. The lineup will be announced on Thursday night.
— Kevin Mathers (@Kevmath) September 18, 2018
– William Kassouf has parted ways with sponsor Grosvenor Poker after he was spotted “palming $100 chips” at a Leeds casino roulette table. Kassouf announced the news on Twitter on Tuesday, which included an apology:
It is with great sadness that I write the following statement but I feel it necessary to clarify the situation now that I’m at liberty to do so. pic.twitter.com/x7vvhTMMUE
— William Kassouf (@WilliamKassouf) September 18, 2018
– On Monday, Cate Hall revealed details of a staking dispute between fellow poker player Chad Power, who says that Hall owes him $60,000. In attempting to collect the $60k, Power told Hall he would publically label her a scammer if she didn’t pay, which has lead to accusations of extortion.
I have a dispute with a backer that I wish to air publicly because I think it’s in the best interests of me and of other horses he has. I wish this wasn’t necessary, but here goes.
— Cate Hall (@catehall) September 17, 2018
– In WCOOP action over the last couple days, Shaun Deeb and Steve O’Dwyer each picked up victories. Deeb won the $2,1000 Six Max Pot Limit Omaha 8 or better for just over $69k, his second WCOOP title of the series and sixth overall. For O’Dywer, he won his first title after winning the $2,100 Eight Max No Limit Hold’em for over $227k.
The WCOOP Main Event is heads-up, which poker fans can wach below:
– The Las Vegas Golden Knights have partnered with William Hill, marking the first sports betting deal between time a major US team and a bookmaker.
– Up next for the partypoker LIVE MILLIONS is a stop at the Dusk Till Dawn in Nottingham at the end of the month. Running from September 29th to October 7th, the festival will run five major events and will guarantee £5 million for the Main Event. In addition to the £5,300 Main Event on October 1st, the series will also run £25,000 and £10,000 High Rollers.
Speaking of festivals, CardPlayer LifeStyle takes a look at five of the best poker festivals before the of the year, which includes the likes of EPT Sochi (again), WSOP Europe, and the Battle of Malta.
– In his latest vlog, Jaime Staples highlights a deep run in the $5.50 WCOOP Omaha/No Limit Hold’em.