HNR 4/4: Poker Pros as Wrestling Stars?; Phil Ivey Loses Big

Ivey loses a million, and reimagining poker pros as WWE stars. Check out a wrap-up of the happenings in poker in our daily “Hit and Run.”

Poker players in the WWE?: We have to say we love this take from BLUFF on who poker players would be if they were in professional wrestling’s WWE, with WrestleMania approaching. Phil Hellmuth as “Hollywood” Hulk Hogan is right on. And Daniel Negreanu has a good match, too.

The future: does an excellent long-form piece on the future of online poker in the United States. Specifically, they look at why only three states have regulated online gaming so far, and what states might follow suit. Great read if you want to get caught up with the climate for online poker in America.

Meanwhile, Florida Governor Rick Scott supports a ban on online gaming nationally and in his state. And, Mississippi takes another look at online gaming.

Ivey drops a million: Phil Ivey, playing under his handle of “Polarizing” on Full Tilt Poker, lost nearly a million dollars at the high-stakes cash games. Report here. And Niklas “ragen70” Heinecker was up nearly $1M.

Quick hitters:
Tennis star Rafael Nadal will reportedly take on Team PokerStars Pro Vanessa Selbst in a heads-up match in Monte Carlo next Friday.
–Awesome story about how some poker players — including WSOP bracelet winner David Daneshgar — started a booming flower business called BloomNation.
JC Tran talks about his latest WPT title and the November Nine.
–Are you playing too many hands? Find out below:

–Updates from the APPT Seoul. And partying with ElkY, et al:

–So, apparently Sen. John McCain isn’t playing in the Battle of Malta.


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