Phil Ivey and Tom Dwan Cut Ribbon at New Macau Poker Club Opening

5 years ago
Phil Ivey Tom Dwan
25 May

For all those wondering where is Tom Dwan these days and what is he doing - he is apparently alive and well in Macau. In fact, him and Phil Ivey were the guests of honor at the opening of a new poker club in Macau, where the legendary poker duo cut the ribbon to open the club's doors for the very first time.

Poker King Club at The Venetian Macau hosted the opening party on May 22 with over 100 guests from Asia and from all over the world, including many famous names from different walks of life. The afore mentioned duo, Phil Ivey and Tom Dwan, found their place in the distinguished bunch and they helped with cutting the red tape to mark the official opening of the poker room.

On the same evening, a charity poker tournament was held to support Caritas Macau group. Apart from 'durrrr' and Ivey, other well known names that took their seats in the newly opened room for the first time included two time WSOP Main Event champion and ten time bracelet winner Johnny Chan, well known high roller and the President of Poker Kung Club Winfred Yu as well as a number of other rich businessman who wanted to show their support.

In the end, Johnny Chan seized the day, defeating Phil Ivey in the heads-up skirmish. Although it was only a charity event, the action wasn't lacking. This was to be expected considering the gathered group consisted predominantly of players who enjoy fast-paced, action packed poker, even when there are millions on the line. All players received nice gift boxes as a token of appreciation.

It seems that the Poker King Club features some really state-of-the-art perks, like USB chargers at all the tables, adjustable plush seats, numerous TV screens all over the plays and, of course, around the clock service on and off the tables. The kind of players this establishment looks to attract wouldn't settle for anything less.

Let's get back to Tom Dwan briefly though. Tom has been out of the picture for a while, with a lot of people guessing his whereabouts. Although most believed he spent most of his time in Macau, where he is said to have established some very deep and firm relations, the information from the obscure world of the highest stakes gambling is quite lacking.

This announcement comes as a confirmation of rumors to some extent, as Dwan is clearly spending a lot of time in Macau and the fact that he was invited to cut the ribbon together with some very distinguished personas indicates that he is held in quite high regard over there.

Party's over, back to the tables.

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