A popular California Casino is shut down after an early Tuesday morning raid. Bryn Kenney is among the many poker players upset at PokerStars’ new VIP program changes. Check out these stories and more in the Tuesday Hit and Run.
Bicycle Hotel & Casino Closed After Raid
The Bicycle Hotel & Casino in Bell Gardens was raided on Tuesday morning, shutting the casino down temporarily on Tuesday. Search warrants were issued as part of a criminal investigation related to fraud.
According to unnamed law enforcement sources, the investigation is related to a probe into possible money laundering. According to the unnamed sources, players may have exchanged “dirty” money for chips, which were subsequently converted to clean money.
Despite the raid, The Bike is expected to reopen to customers in the next day or so.
UPDATE: Bike should reopen today or tomorrow, at which point you can cash chips in https://t.co/n4YXtuXegg
— Steve Ruddock (@SteveRuddock) April 4, 2017
– 2017 Global Poker Index POY leader Bryn Kenney is among the players not happy with PokerStars latest efforts slash rewards in the VIP program. Kenney has been a recent vocal critic of PokerStars, previously boycotting PokerStars Championship Macau.
Why I'm going to Florida over Macau pic.twitter.com/Xr02FKVam0
— Bryn Kenney (@BrynKenneyWorld) March 21, 2017
– PokerStars has indicated they will not leave Australia quite yet. The next legislative session is in May and PokerStars has indicated that they will leave the country if the bill offically passes the House of Representatives. The amendment is widely expected to pass.
– How impressive of a run has Fedor Holz had since 2015? Enough where he has passed Phil Hellmuth on the all-time live money list. Fedor had a bit of fun with Hellmuth on Twitter over the feat:
What's up, Phil? pic.twitter.com/fL7ZD32oZN
— Fedor Holz (@CrownUpGuy) April 4, 2017
– Griffin Benger, one of the 2017 November 9, won the Irish Open over the weekend with a €200,000 prize. The tournament saw a record-breaking 1,029 entrants during a crowded weekend of live tournament action.
– Today’s Grinderschool.com poker training video on “Mastering 6-max” covers two bet-sizing examples.
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