Doyle Brunson No Longer Associated with

May 17, 2011

In a recent announcement, the online poker community learned that Doyle Brunson will no longer back or be associated with the online poker room of his same name,

His statement follows:

Reluctantly, I have decided to terminate my endorsement contract with 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.

This move is likely to shake the foundation of the site and scare many US members to take their money and run.

Following Black Friday, Doyle Brunson obviously didn’t want to drag his name through the mud by continuing to allow US players to play online, although after his statement, 77-year-old Brunson was seen at the WPT Championship event still sporting gear.

This info comes on the heels of a brand new software addition and a recent move to the Yatahay Network. But despite Brunson’s avid use of Twitter and his blog, this recent news comes quite abruptly to the online poker community. In fact his last tweet posted only a few days ago read, “Doyle Gets Facelift: Upgrades DoylesRoom Software.RT He has needed a facelift for quite some time, but we haven’t had heart to tell him.”

Doyle’s relationship with DoylesRoom has always been hazy, and it has previously been unclear whether or not he was a sponsored poker player or simply just leasing his name to the site. It is not even clear whether he has part ownership or not. Now it is clear that he will no longer willingly be affiliated with the online poker room.


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