Secrets of PokerStars Revealed?

by , Feb 15, 2012 | 3:15 pm

Check out Wendeen Eolis’ story over at Poker Player Newspaper, the Manhattan-based poker journo who apparently isn’t gonna let the young whippersnappers at Subject:Poker and QuadJacks bastardize the reality of what’s going on in her courtside stomping grounds as this DOJ vs. old-school online poker story unfolds.

Just last week Wendeen laid out why the supposed “Tapie Deal” isn’t taking shape the way many purport (didn’t someone say FTP-Europe would be up and running by now?) … and she follows that up with a little shameless expose on PokerStars and the cloak of secrecy covering many of their operations — modus operandi she contends became the norm for a company that couldn’t at once be biggest in the world while still trying to fly beneath various legal radars.

From PPN:

Reports from current and former employees, consultants, business partners, Team Pro players, and media brought many verified vignettes that highlight the secretiveness of the company. The various accounts share a common theme; they all indicate a core value of camouflage that permeates so many of the company’s significant initiatives.

Yeesh, happy Valentine’s Day to someone!

Also extra-fascinating is a part of her story suggesting that PokerStars’ efforts to get poker declared a game of skill could be what does them in, financially, because of European tax laws.

7 Comments to “Secrets of PokerStars Revealed?”

  1. Dave Ferrara

    Hey Dan, that link isn’t working. 

  2. Dan Michalski

    ahh, thanks for the fyi. should be fixed now. 

  3. Dave Ferrara

    Yup. Link’s good now. Very insightful stuff. 

    Is the name of the Poker Stars flack pronounced “Hell raiser?” 

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  6. Dan Michalski

    Which link? The one to poker player newspaper? Will check later, but I think it’s good!

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