I februari, teamet av ambassadörer PokerStars tre pokerproffs kvar - Jeff Gross , Jamie Staples och Kevin Martin. Brutto och Staples har redan skrivit på ett nytt kontrakt och gått med i partypoker Team Online.
Nyligen förlorade PokerStars ytterligare en ambassadör - det brittiska pokerproffset Jake Cody. Jake har varit med i pokerrummet i drygt 6 år och skrivit på sitt kontrakt på PokerStars Carribean Adventure 2013.
Pokerproffset lade upp en serie gamla bilder på Instagram från sin tid som ambassadör. I inlägget skrev han ett avskedsbrev där han tackade PokerStars för möjligheten, fina minnen och mötet med intressanta människor.
Jake noterade att arbetet för företaget var den mest fantastiska och oförglömliga tiden i hans liv .
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I was a little hesitant to post this as I don’t really like these dramatic-type posts but I was looking through some old photos and couldn’t help but smile and felt motivated to post something to thank everyone if anything, as I’m feeling very grateful. Back in 2013 I signed with PokerStars and I was announced in January at PCA as part of Team Pro, which at the time really was the clear pinnacle of poker endorsements. One of my proudest moments ever. It was also kind of fitting that the most recent PCA event turned out to be my last. It’s hard to find the right words to justify it but I had THE most amazing and unforgettable time and cannot thank them enough for the opportunity and people who I have met and the memories I have made over the years. It was 6 years and over half of my twenties, Pokerstars has been a huge part of my life. The company went through some huge changes over the past few years and they have had a lot of rightly deserved critics during most of my time there but I can guarantee you there was ALWAYS lots of people throughout the entire company who were fighting extremely hard for the best interests of the poker community. A lot of those battles were lost and a lot of people left because of it. There’s really too many people to name everyone, but I do want to give a special thank you to John Caldwell, the man who originally signed me and to both Kirsty Thompson and Dave Curtis, who always had faith in me and had my back in every situation from day one. From the bottom of my heart a huge thank you to everyone I met along the way, friends I made in and out of Stars and everyone who supported me. Big love and see you all around ❤️
I sitt inlägg nämnde Cody de senaste årens globala förändringar i pokerrummet, som välförtjänt har kritiserats av pokercommunityt. Han uppgav att många PokerStars-anställda aktivt kämpade för spelarnas intressen, men denna kamp var misslyckad.
Enligt honom var detta anledningen till att många ambassadörer och andra anställda lämnade företaget.