PokerStars is the biggest online poker site on the planet. Billionaire Steve Wynn is one of the most respected and powerful casino owners around the world, best known for his Las Vegas and Macau Wynn resorts. Like every other brick-and-mortar casino owner, Steve Wynn lobbied against online poker for years. But no longer.
In a momentous shift, Steve Wynn has made a complete 180, and is now partnering with togel Singapore to legalize online poker. This historic alliance is the first partnership between a major poker site and a major casino owner, and is likely to be a turning point in the course of legalizing online poker.
The two partners have announced pokerstarswynn.com, which will go live when online poker in America is finally legalized. It remains to be seen what sort of effect this will have on the industry, but this type of powerhouse brand will likely be causing more than ripples.
Wynn has been catching up on the legality of online poker, and commented, “In the United States of America the Justice Department has an opinion but several states have ruled and courts have agreed that poker is a game of skill, it’s not gambling. PokerStars rests their argument on that.” Wynn also added, “I say there is a bit of sophistry here clearly. What difference does it make what PokerStars or the Justice Department says? The point is millions of people are playing poker and they are going to continue to play poker legally or illegally.”
It’s his bet, and PokerStars too, that the Justice Department will eventually see it their way. Reflecting on what altered his past position, Wynn said, “I know that as a nonbeliever I was convinced by the logic of the argument.” Now, players can only wait and see if the Justice Department will agree.
Dwan Down Another $40k to Jungleman12
Two young phenoms, Tom “Durrrr” Dwan and Daniel “jungleman12″ Cates, were dueling again as part of the Durrrr Challenge 2 on March 29. This would mark the second time the two played in just a few days. Railbirds were informed via Dwan’s twitter with his “About to play a short session vs jungleman on FTP now” tweet. And as usual, all action was played exclusively at FulltTilt Poker.
The action started out great for Dwan as he was trying vigorously to win back some of the $270k he lost the last time the two battled. A crucial hand in Dwan’s favor was when he had 10s7s vs. Cates’ Qc5c. Cates led out on a flop of KdJh7c for $4,800 in a $9,600 pot. Dwan thought for a moment before making the call. Cates continued betting on the 9s turn with complete air. Tom again smooth called the bet, this time for $14,000. Cates unloaded the barrel and pushed all-in on a 6h river. Dwan saw past this bluff and called to scoop in the $108,574 pot.
Tom Dwan enjoyed his early $111,000 lead but would soon find himself in a hole again. Cates managed to out-kick Dwan in a $101k pot in which two 8s fell on the flop and both players holding one. Cates had J8 as opposed to Dwan’s 86 and would dodge the three outs, twice. Both players decided to run it twice with Cates winning both times.
Dwan seemed to be flustered and couldn’t gain back any momentum until he finally quit 1,099 hands and down $39,797 later. Of the 50k hands total they are to play they have now played 19,335. Cates is up an amazing $1,251,059 and Dwan hasn’t led since the 3,000 hand mark. On top of this, Dwan is heavily in the red so far this year for his play even outside the challenge. It will be interesting to see if Durrrr can make a comeback as everyone knows he’s capable.