PokerStars To Shutter Costa Rica Office?

300 workers could be impacted as international online poker provider focuses increasingly on the regulated markets

According to local media reports international online poker provider PokerStars is preparing to shut down its Costa Rica office, a move that could impact up to 300 local employees.

The reason for the shutdown is apparently the company’s increasing focus on the regulated markets segment of online sports, casino and poker, with particular attention to the US region as sports betting grows following the recent US Supreme Court ruling which give individual states the right to decide their own gambling laws.

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Brian Cullingworth

Infopowa news was a staple of Casinomeister’s news from 2000 until 2019. Brian Cullingworth was the main writer, contributor, and was one of the most knowledgeable persons I have ever known involved in the online casino industry.

We first met in January 2001 at the ICE in London where I observed him going booth to booth interviewing online casino, software, and licensing jurisdiction representatives. Brian was also heavily involved with our forum as “Jetset“, he was involved as an informal consultant to eCOGRA, the OPA, and was a player advocate who assisted countless aggrieved players with his connections to industry folks. He also published “Casino Cautions” via Infopowa news for quite a number of years. These can be found in our news archives.

His passing in February 2019 was a dark day for us. He will be forever missed.

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