В феврале команду амбассадоров PokerStars покинули три покер-про — Джефф Гросс, Джейми Стэйплс и Кевин Мартин. Гросс и Стэйплс уже подписали новый контракт и присоединились к команде partypoker Team Online.

Недавно PokerStars потерял еще одного амбассадора — британского покер-про Джейка Коди. Джейк работал в покер-руме чуть более 6 лет: свой контракт он подписал на PokerStars Carribean Adventure 2013.

Покер-про выложил в Instagram серию старых фото, сделанных во время работы амбассадором. В публикации он написал прощальное письмо, в котором поблагодарил PokerStars за предоставленные возможности, приятные воспоминания и знакомство с интересными людьми.

Джейк отметил, что работа в компании была самым удивительным и незабываемым временем в его жизни.

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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 ❤️

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В своем посте Коди упомянул о глобальных изменениях в покер-руме за последние годы, которые заслуженно подвергались критике со стороны покерного комьюнити. Он заявил, что множество работников PokerStars активно боролись за интересы игроков, но эта борьба осталась безуспешной.

По его словам, это стало причиной, по которой многие амбассадоры и другие сотрудники покинули компанию.