Tom Dwan hides from US authorities?
As WSOP in Las Vegas gets closer to the 50th day and Main Event is about to get to the final table, the other place on the planet host high caliber high rollers. They gathered there for a reason. There was official opening of Maestral Resort & Casino in Montenegro recently and now Triton Super High Roller 2017 has started there… with Tom Dwan appearing there for a short term!
On July, 16-20 Budva, Montenegro hosts another stage of Triton Super High Roller Series. This series could previously be seen far from Europe on Philippines, in Solaire Resort and Casino for instance.
This time Asian poker community decided to move closer to card places. Montenegro has reputation of one of the most attractive poker directions. Budva, in particular, has couple of excellent Merit casinos.
In short, there wil be several events with buy=ins starting at HK$ 250,000 (~$32,000) to HK$ 1,000,000 (~$128,000). in terms of Triton Series. Among the guests of the series are Andrew Roble, Fedor Holz, Steve O’Dwyer, Daniel Cates and… Tom Dwan. Many of them were on photos from the event:
By the way, despite for the fact the series takes part in Europe, all the buy-ins are officially in Hong Kong dollars.
Tom Dwan hides from American authorities
Dwan haven’t played poker in Montenegro yet. He did not participate in the tournaments to be more precise. There is an opportunity, there is some private high roller cash game, but this is not confirmed officially.
There are some other curious observation. When was Tom Dwan in the USA or even America last time? Back in 2013? The rumor is the legendary poker player owes the amount of $6-8 million to the feds in money laundering case that was massively discussed in poker community several years ago.
Let us recall that back then over 30 people were taken to court with Alimzhan "Taiwanchik," Tokhtakhounov, one of the most criminal leaders of Russia and CIS, ex-owner of several casinos, big entrepreneur and accused arms dealer being one of them . There were also ex-WPT champion Vadim Trincher, Anatoly Golubchik, propoker pro Justin Smith and many others.
The did money laundering one way or another by making sports bets and playing poker. The discussed amount was $100 million.
Looks like Tom Dwan may be close to the events and escaped the iron fist of justice. He may expect big fines and conditional or even real prison time. For instance, Trincher went to jail for 5 years.
Whether it is truth or not, not many people know for sure. And those who do won’t be telling about it. We are only left to collect small pieces of info and use it until the truth is revealed.
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