Rumours coming out of the WSOP with players there, is that Howard Lederer is looking at playing in the WSOP Main Event, which starts on the 7th July.
Poker players at the WSOP are saying that connections to Lederer who is connected to Full Tilt Poker as a Director and is embroiled in the long running disaster that was one of the Worlds leading online poker sites prior to the company collapsing when it emerged that players funds were taken from accounts.
It is believed that should and if Lederer was to play in the Main event, he would donate any proceeds to charity, which charity is unknown.
How his appearance would be accepted by the Poker playing fraternity given his involvement in the FTP debacle and the thousands of players still waiting to receive their money from FTP is unclear.
Another twist in this story is that some players there believe that should Lederer play, it would mean that the recent announcement that PokerStars whom are discussing with the US DOJ on taking over the debts of FTP in return of immunity from prosecution of their founder Isai Scheinberg would be announced concluded prior to or on the 7th July.
Casino Life & Business Magazine will keep you post it with the new developments.