Not a good year for world-famous poker pro
Following his multi-million dollar litigation defeat against a major land casino that claimed he cheated at cards through edge-sorting (see previous InfoPowa reports) the world famous poker pro Phil Ivey has suffered an additional loss in having to close his Phil Ivey Poker.com coaching and social website.
Hints that a closure may be on the cards have been circulating in the industry after Ivey told his quality stable of professional associates that a shutdown may be necessary, presumably due to lack of business support from the players.
The site had been live for just on a year.
Ivey's new interest in the online sector is said to be a marketing deal with the Californian Pala tribe, which is associated with another well-known online poker name in former Bwin.Party co-CEO Jim Ryan.
Ryan now heads Pala Interactive, an online gambling joint venture with California's Pala Band of Mission Indians hoping for legalisation in California.
Online Casino News Courtesy of Infopowa