The WPT came back dropping bombs in a scorned-lover-kind-of-way press release. It got ugly.
But like an unmarried woman in her late ’30’s desperately wanting a child, the WPT and the players settled. Hopefully they will make babies now.
Says WPT CEO Steve Lipscomb:
"WPTE continues to deny any liability or wrongdoing, but wants to settle its differences with the players so that the tour can focus on its continued growth rather than litigation…We are glad to put this dispute behind us, and we look forward to working with all players to grow the sport of poker."
It’s a good thing for poker that Lederer, Duke, Jesus, Gordon, and Bloch can rejoin the WPT, and it looks like this settlement could pave the way.
Read the WPT lawsuit settlement press release here.