2009 World Series of Poker Champion Is No Longer a Pokerstars Sponsored ProPublished on September 25th, 2014 4:24 pm EST
There has been plenty of movement lately when it comes to online poker sites and their rosters of sponsored players.
2009 World Series of Poker champion Joe Cada recently revealed on Twitter that he and Pokerstars had parted ways following a multi-year relationship. Cada's profile has been since been removed from Pokerstars.com.
Cada's split with Pokerstars comes after a successful summer in which the US-born player took down the second World Series of Poker bracelet of his career ($10,000 No Limit Hold'em, $670,041). Some players win a big event and then drop off the face of the earth, never to be seen again, but this wasn't the case with Cada.
According to Cada himself (via his Twitter account), the split with Pokerstars came down to one thing - rakeback.
Here is what Cada said:
"If everyone is wondering what happened with Poker Stars and myself it's pretty simple. I asked for 100percent rake back, they said no."
"I asked for zero money. I just wanted the rake back that I used to get."
"They have no line. I never heard of a company charging someone to use their product when they're sponsored by that company."
So there you go - there is the reason why Cada and Pokerstars are no longer in business together, at least according to Cada.
With Amaya Gaming Group now in control of Pokerstars, it will be interesting to see if their roster of sponsored pros continues to get culled going forward.
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