Jake Cody Departs PokerStars as Team Pro Exodus Continues1 week ago
Six years as a PokerStars ambassador has come to an end for Jake Cody, who revealed via social media that he is the latest Team Pro to remove the red spade from his attire.
Cody bid a fond farewell to the poker room on Instagram, saying that he was extremely "grateful" for the opportunity to represent PokerStars and that signing on with the site in 2013 was "one of my proudest moments ever."
A poker career that includes more than $4.5 million in live tournament cashes now heads in a new direction for Jake. His departure follows that of Jaime Staples, Kevin Martin and Jeff Gross in recent days, and the likes of Ike Haxton and Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier in years passed.
Cody's farewell post made mention of PokerStars' "huge changes over the past few years" that have decreased the earning power of loyal grinders. He added that critics of the poker room are "rightly deserved" and that "a lot of people left" PokerStars because the best interests of players weren't in the forefront of management decisions.
Always one to wear his heart on his sleeve, Cody did admit that his time as a PokerStars Team Pro was "amazing and unforgettable." That sleeve is now patchless .... at least for now.
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