WSOP Ladies Event Now Officially Open to Men: For a cost
The battle is ongoing in the poker world for years: should women be privy to unique tournaments only for them as a way to encourage more to play the game, or does that philosophy reek of affirmative action, and both condescension and accommodation in an unfair method? a current decision by the World Series of Poker (WSOP) administration about the matter has drawn both applause and fire from poker players everywhere: because of this year’s upcoming Ladies occasion, they will charge a $10,000 buy-in, but offer any women who perform a $9,000 discount, bringing the specific buy-in right down to its normal $1,000 amount. Any males whom want to barge in has to do this aided by the full $10,000 bankroll at the cashier’s window, nevertheless.
Why the Discount Structure?
The move comes after many years of handfuls of males playing the Ladies event, and WSOP’s hands being tied to keep them out, as that would be considered discriminatory under Nevada gaming law. Maybe Not illegal, it seems, offers promotional discounts for certain events however, and that loophole is exactly what WSOP has taken advantage of using their women’ ‘discount’ for 2013. And while players may argue about the relative merits of keeping an all-female poker event alive, WSOP management is unequivocal in their intention to keep it an all women’s tournament, or at least ensure it is extremely expensive for guys to play when they should choose to.
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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 with three other directors of his Universal Entertainment Corp., for a closed-door hearing next week. It’s all component of the Control Board’s ongoing research into allegations that $40 million in payments had been made to Rodolfo Soriano, certainly one of Universal’s casino project consultants within the Philippines. Possibly the insinuation is that Soriano received the money to grease some Filipino palms, but we’d never ever imply such thing, of course.
We could only report that both the FBI and the Philippines’ equivalent, the National Bureau of Investigation, were having a look in to the matter to see if such a thing improprietous ended up being done. Universal Entertainment has maintained that it acted lawfully in the Philippines; all things considered, who doesn’t give their specialists $40 million as a token of their esteem?
Meanwhile, no body’s commenting: not the Nevada Gaming Control Board and certainly no one from Universal Entertainment. Perhaps that is why they call it money that is hush.
No Wrongdoing Alleged
This will be where we have to make clear that nobody has actually or officially been accused of doing anything, particularly anything wrong. But you can see how it may look funny is all.
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