December 27, 2011
Tom “durrrr” Dwan and US Attorney Preet Bharara take the top and bottom spots on this week’s In and Out List.
It was a particularly eventful week in poker, meaning come Monday chances are you’ll be standing around the office water cooler debating the similarities between Full Tilt Poker and a Ponzi scheme.
We’re here to make it easy for you. We tell you who gets fame and who gets shame this week in poker.
This is the In and Out List.
Tom ‘”durrrr” Dwan: In
Tom Dwan earned the marquee spot on our In List this week thanks to a great interview on FOX Business News where he explained in clear terms that Full Tilt Poker is absolutely not a Ponzi scheme.
Despite looking like a vampire, Dwan pulled off the interview with style, even throwing in a few Ivey-esque sidesteps when asked about how much money he’s made.
durrrr appeared to be taking it all in stride when he appeared on FOX Business this week.
Greg Raymer: In
As an attorney and a former world champion, Greg Raymer has a unique perspective on Full Tilt’s current quagmire.
Greg Raymer joins Tom Dwan on our In List this week thanks to an interview he did on CNN. With a background in law and a generally reassuring manner of speech, Raymer always seems to have the answers.
In this interview Raymer speaks from personal experience about Chris Ferguson, emphasizes the fact that right now most of the allegations against Full Tilt are just that, allegations, and makes the case for trustworthy, regulated poker in the US.
“All of this really highlights the need for tough US regulation. Right now we’re outsourcing the regulation of online poker to other countries. We’ve got Costa Rica and Gibralter and so on regulating online poker site and these certainly aren’t the countries we’d turn to for regulation of something like the FDA.”
And even though Greg Raymer and PokerStars parted ways professionally earlier this year, Raymer took the classy route and explained how Stars had in fact paid its former US customers back. He went on to use PokerStars as an analogy to the kind of online poker room Americans need in their own country.
Fall on the French Riviera: In
It’s been a busy few weeks in tournament poker, both online and live, with WPT events in Malta and Atlantic City, and the 2011 WCOOP wrapping up this weekend on PokerStars.com. That frenetic pace shows no signs of slowing down.
Later this week PokerListings.com is taking a skip across the pond for EPT London and then on to the WSOP Europe in Cannes. With EPT San Remo following that it’s more than a month of solid big buy-in tournament poker in Europe.
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