CardsChat texas hold’em ambassador Jeff Gross could not reach a common agreement with PokerStars. Hence, the Twitch banner as well as the world’s largest on-line casino poker website are parting methods after simply under 2 years.
Gross uploaded a “bye-bye” video clip on YouTube to his former company. He leaves on good terms and also informed CardsChat he intends to proceed his expert relationship with Jason Somerville, a PokerStars Group Pro participant, and also his Run it Up brand.
Departure was ‘Mutual’
Jeff Gross represented PokerStars for almost 2 years. But that relationship has actually run its course. He thanked those he collaborated with in a YouTube video clip.
Gross told CardsChat, “we can not reach a mutual arrangement on terms to proceed progressing,” regarding his decision to leave the online poker site.
Several that comply with Gross on Twitch and also social media sites understand his partnership with PokerStars has led to numerous professional possibilities. That includes his Twitch network and collaboration with Somerville as well as Run it Up.
“I love being a part of Run it Up,” Gross said in his YouTube video. “It’s unclear where that will go with me and how that will work, whether we’ll still be working together or not.”
After releasing the video, Jeff verified with CardsChat that he has spoken to Somerville regarding the possible problem of interest. But he still isn’t certain what the future has in shop.
“We will figure it out,” he said. “But it’s totally open.”
On YouTube, Gross allowed his fans recognize the separation from PokerStars doesn’t suggest he’s mosting likely to stop streaming. In fact, the opposite is true.
“We’re not going anywhere,” he informed viewers. “We’re going to kick up the content. I’ve got a lot of fun projects planned.”
He ended his video clip by saying “thanks to PokerStars.” It’s clear this break up wasn’t as bitter as Shaq and Kobe.
PokerStars Losing Star Power
PokerStars’ lineup is starting to look a little bit like the Chicago Bulls in 1998 after Michael Jordan retired and also Scottie Pippen signed with the Houston Rockets.
Jason Mercier, Vanessa Selbst, and Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier were already out in the past year, as well as now Gross. Fortunately, nonetheless, is the biggest celebrity of them all– Daniel Negreanu– isn’t going anywhere soon. Chris Moneymaker, Liv Boeree, as well as Somerville are also still fixed.
So, it’s not like the Group Pro lineup is void of any kind of skill. Yet, aside from Moneymaker and Negreanu, the casino poker boom period stars are gone.
Still, PokerStars continues to dominate the on-line poker market. But if they aren’t careful, Partypoker may ultimately capture up.