May 15 2011

Doyle Brunson leaving DoylesRoom Poker

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This week’s big rumor coming out of –so take this with a grain of salt despite the quotes—is that Doyle Brunson will be leaving his eponymous named poker site The decision comes on the heels of a number of indictments that were handed down on April 15th to the owners of some of the largest online poker rooms that were operating in the US market –PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker and Absolute/UB Poker—which undoubtedly (if the rumor is in fact true) played a major role in Brunson’s decision.

According to Gambling911, Brunson told Jenny Woo:

“Reluctantly, I have decided to terminate my endorsement contract with It pains me to leave at this time. I have aspirations of reentering the online poker business when the United States Government passes legislation, that officially legalize online poker sites. Doylesroom management has decided to continue to serve U.S. customers. Although they believe they have the right to market the name Doylesroom and to use my name and likeness for a period of time, I have asked them not to.  Good luck-Shuffle up and deal.”

It has always been unclear what Doyle’s relationship with the site was/is –whether he is a sponsored player, simply leasing his name brand to the site, or in some way part of the ownership—but clearly the fallout from Black Friday has scared many top poker players who have been linked to ownership percentages in different online poker rooms.

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