Tom "durrrr" Dwan remains committed to the cause of seeing players get their money back from Full Tilt Poker. If the site does go bust, he will stay true to his promise and pay back his sponsorship money, he says in a new interview.
" Dwan will stay true the promise he made last year of paying back his sponsorship money from Full Tilt Poker, if the site goes down and doesn't reopen.
Dwan was among Full Tilt Poker's most popular pros and allegedly received a substantial amount in sponsorship endorsement money when the site was still going strong.
After Full Tilt had its license revoked in June last year, Dwan made a promise to players that he would pay back his sponsorship money if the site fails to reopen.
In a new interview with Poker Player Magazine, he now says that he remains committed to that promise.
"It's not up in the air that I'm going to do it. I obviously don't want a situation where I've given some money to some random entity and can't get it back. If Full Tilt goes bust I'll make sure to pay," Dwan said.
"I think its the right thing to do. I don't think it's necessarily right for everyone at Tilt to do that, but I think it's right for just about everyone to give what they can."
"I don't think it's right for me to profit when I was basically freerolling with other people's money for the majority of the time I was sponsored," he added.
With regards to the outlook of Full Tilt Poker reopening and players getting paid back, the young American admitted to be optimistic. While there is still no news out on the rumored takeover by competitor PokerStars
, Dwan said that he still sees a good chance that the situation will get resolved.
"I think there is a good chance the situation will get resolved. I've thought that before and I've been wrong. I'm obviously in the situation so I don't know how much my opinion means," he said.
"Just any way all the players get paid. I don't really care if it takes a year from now or two years," he added.
The former online superstar also said that he remains confident that players will return to Full Tilt if it reopens under new management. Full Tilt Poker will still have a lot of good things to offer players, he said.
"I don't see why people wouldn't go back if there was different management. There were a lot of good things about Full Tilt, and there were a few things which were ridiculously bad. It seems to me like people will go back."
Read the full interview with Dwan here