Not long ago Tom Dwan offered Phil Ivey $1 million if he could stop eating meat for a whole year. Phil Ivey wanted $2 million dollars at first, but since he had thought about becoming a vegetarian anyway, he decided to accept the challenge.
The challenge was on and Phil Ivey "tried his very best" to stick to vegetarian food. Well, probably he didn't since it only took 3 weeks before he decided to give up and accept the fact that he cant be without meat.
"One day Phil had some friends over and suddenly he had a piece of chicken in his hand. I don t know if he ate any meat that day, but he realized that he wouldn't manage to be without meat for a whole year. So he called me and wanted to stop the prop bet. It was fine with me as we agreed that he would pay me $150,000," Tom Dwan said to a Danish poker magazine.
Tom Dwan also told the poker magazine that he made another $6,000 from this prop bet.
"Phil Laak was so sure that Ivey would manage that he wanted to bet as well. It costed him $6,000. I knew from the beginning that it was a very good bet. I was pretty sure that Ivey wouldn't manage for a whole year without meat," Tom Dwan said