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WSOP Ladies Event Now Officially Open to Men: For a cost

The battle was ongoing in the poker world for years: should females be aware of special tournaments only for them in order to encourage more to play the game, or does that philosophy reek of affirmative action, and both condescension and accommodation within an way that is unfair? a decision that is recent the World Series of Poker (WSOP) management about the matter has drawn both applause and fire from poker players everywhere: because of this year’s upcoming women occasion, they are going to charge a $10,000 buy-in, but offer any women who perform a $9,000 discount, bringing the specific buy-in down to its normal $1,000 amount. Any men whom desire to barge in will have to do this with the full $10,000 bankroll during the cashier’s window, nonetheless.

Why the Discount Construction?

The move comes after several years of handfuls of men playing the Ladies event, and WSOP’s hands being associated with keep them out, as that might be considered discriminatory under Nevada gaming law. Maybe Not illegal, it appears, is providing discounts that are promotional specific events but, and that loophole is just what WSOP has brought advantage of with their ladies’ ‘discount’ for 2013. And while players may argue in regards to the relative merits of keeping an all-female poker event alive, WSOP management is unequivocal in their intention to help keep it an all women’s competition, or at least ensure it is extremely expen Leer más

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Okada to Meet with Gaming Control Board Over Foreign Payments

The Nevada Gaming Control Board has called in Japanese billionaire tycoon and previous Wynn director Kazuo Okada, along side three other directors of his Universal Entertainment Corp., for a closed-door hearing week that is next. It’s all part of the Control Board’s ongoing investigation into allegations that $40 million in payments had been made to Rodolfo Soriano, one of Universal’s casino project consultants within the Philippines. Perhaps the insinuation is that Soriano received the money to grease some Filipino palms, but we would never imply such a plain thing, of course.

We can only report that both the FBI and the Philippines’ comparable, the National Bureau of Investigation, have already been having a look in to the matter to see if such a thing improprietous had been done. Universal Entertainment has maintained that it acted lawfully in the Philippines; most likely, who does not give their professionals $40 million as a token of these esteem?

Meanwhile, nobody’s commenting: not the Nevada Gaming Control Board and certainly no one from Universal Entertainment. Maybe that is why they call it hush money.

No Wrongdoing Alleged

This is certainly where we need to make clear that nobody has really or officially been accused of accomplishing any such thing, particularly anything wrong. However you can see how it might look funny is all.

All this falls on the heels of Okada’s recent resig Leer más