We didn’t Photoshop this – Tom Dwan is smiling.
Why wouldn’t he? Durrrr in Las Vegas, at Haze Nightclub, hanging with none other than everyone’s underdog, Jean-Robert Bellande right after he helped free his high-stakes friend, Richard Yong (and Yong’s son), from custody.
Dwan, who arrived in Las Vegas to play the World Series of Poker Main Event has kept a pretty low profile in the post-Full Tilt-debacle, rise-of-Jungleman poker world. Now, not only is he posing for photos while out on the town, he’s also part of a contingency of high-rolling poker players helping to bail out fellow high-stakes circuit poker player Seng Chen “Richard” Yong and his son.
Yong, who plays the televised Super High Rollers whenever he can, was caught in the recent high profile World Cup sportsbetting sting and is out on $1.5M bail, thanks in small part to the young Dwan.
With Phil Ivey and the aforementioned Daniel “Jungleman” Cates posting the bulk of the bail (each putting up $1M total for Yong and his son), Dwan has offered his home as a place for Yong to stay, lending his support to the defendants. Yong and his son were ordered free on bail yesterday.
So, what’s next for Dwan? Hang in Las Vegas or back to Macau? Whatever it is, it’s nice to see the one-time most feared player on the planet looking reasonably well-rested and smiling for a change.
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