Jan 20 2012

PokerStars CEO stepping down in February

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It appears the exodus of upper management at PokerStars is not over yet, considering not long after parting ways with European Poker Tour Tournament Director Thomas Kremser in May, and more recently EPT founder and CEO John Duthie, the site will also be parting ways with current CEO Gabriel “Gabi” Campos Woslovsky slated to step-down on February 1, 2012 according to PokerNews.com.

According to an exclusive letter PokerNews.com received from PokerStars:

“PokerStars announced today that Gabi Campos has decided to step down from his position as Chief Executive Officer, effective Feb. 1, 2012, to pursue other opportunities. The company thanks Gabi for his hard work and commitment and wishes him the best in all his future endeavors. A search for Gabi’s replacement is under way.”

Campos came to PokerStars in 2010 after increasing 888.com’s DragonFish revenue by 33%, replacing Isia Scheinberg as the CEO of the company –both Scheinberg and his son Marc remained in critical roles with the company during Campos’ stint as CEO.

PokerStars has also seen a number of their high-profile Team PokerStars Pros leave the site over the past year including 2004 World Series of Poker Champion Greg Raymer and 2005 World Series of Poker Champion Joe Hachem; it should be noted that both splits seem to have been mutually decided and amicable.

Campos’ possible split from PokerStars was first reported by Wendeen Eolis at the website PokerPlayerNewspaper.com on Monday night, with PokerStars confirming the split hours later.


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