Companies moving away from PokerStars after charges filed
Just this past Friday, three of the top online poker rooms were served with several different charges from the FBI and the DOJ. PokerStars was one of the poker rooms served with charges and now because of the indictments brought against the poker room, many companies that were associated with them have now turned their back on the poker room.

The latest company to become unassociated with the online poker room is ESPN. The company is most likely going to stop covering the PokerStars North American Poker Tour. A representative from ESPN stated that the group was: “aware of the indictment only through what has been announced publicly. For the immediate future, we are efforting to remove related advertising and programming
pending further review.”

Another partner that has pulled out is Wynn Resorts. Steve Wynn decided he was going to terminate the partnership with PokerStars after the indictment news went public. Wynn commented: “Wynn Resorts Limited announced today that it terminated its alliance with PokerStars, the online poker company. The decision was reached as a result of the indictment unsealed by the US attorney for the Southern District of New York.

The termination of the partnership with Wynn Resorts and PokerStars does come as a surprise as Steve Wynn knew when he went into the partnership with the online company that the US government consider online gambling illegal. The partnership was created in the hopes that the two gambling giants could work together to sway the government but now it looks as though PokerStars is going to be on their own.

- 2011-04-19


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