Gabi Campos to Exit PokerStars after Two Years
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January 23, 2012
According to reports, Gabi Campos who serves as the CEO of PokerStars, will be parting ways with the poker site. Rumors regarding this did the rounds during the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure this year. Top officials associated with the poker room confirmed the news.
Gabi Compos will Leave PokerStars in February 2012
Gabi Campos will cease to remain the CEO of PokerStars from February 1st, 2012. The reason given by Campos for his exit is that he plans to explore new opportunities and challenges. The company expressed its gratitude towards Campos for his commitment and hard work. The search for a new CEO for PokerStars is still on.
Campos took over as PokerStars CEO in July 2010
Gabi Campos was declared the CEO of PokerStars in July 2010. He joined on October 4th, same year. Campos has a lot of experience in the field of online gambling due to his association with the B2B arm of 888.com – Dragonfish. At the time of Campos’s departure from 888.com, the financial situation of the company was quite bad. However, Dragonfish didn’t have any role to play in the situation. Rather when its revenue increased significantly between 2008 and 2009, the Dragonfish arm contributed to the overall revenue of 888.com by 20%.
Other Exits from PokerStars in the Past
Apart from Campos, quite a few exits of high profile professionals from PokerStars took place in the past. A few days ago, John Duthie ended his association with both PokerStars and the European Poker Tour. The reason he cited for his departure was his plans of venturing into new challenges.
About a year ago, Greg Raymer, who had been associated with the poker room for a while, departed from it. Raymer had been the Main Event champion of World Series of Poker (WSOP). The player is one of the chief advocates of online poker in the United States. Joe Hachem followed the same path as Raymer. The player announced his departure from PokerStars last month. Hachem was the Main Event champion of WSOP 2005.
In a recently released statement, Hachem mentioned that the years of his association with PokerStars were fun-filled. He is proud of the relationship he shared with the poker room and its members. According to him, it was time for him to explore new career opportunities. He also intends to spend more time with family.
Despite the fact PokerStars does not allow US customers to gamble on its site, it is still the largest online poker room in the world. The daily average number of cash game players of the site is 26,000.