In another (wise) abandon-U.S.-ship move that surprises no one, Doyle Brunson has decided to leave DoylesRoom.com.
Says the Godfather of Poker:
“Reluctantly, I have decided to terminate my endorsement contract with Doylesroom.com. 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.”
In a thread on 2+2, user stripedcomic posted:
They should at least rename it Room.com
Definitely interesting times for the U.S. market. PokerStars, Full Tilt, AP/UB, BetUS, and Victory Poker are out. New sites like Hero Poker have popped up. And U.S. facing sites like on the Merge Network and Bodog have seen their numbers soar.
Expect more shake-ups and news as the 2011 WSOP approaches.