Isaac Haxton Splits With PokerStars

Isaac Haxton Splits With PokerStars

Monday, 4 January 2016

Isaac Haxton will no longer sport the PokerStars patch after failing to renew his contract with the online poker giant.

The 30-year-old American stated that he was ‘truly sad to be parting ways like this with a company that I once held in such high regard’ but that he could not accept the changes being made to its Supernova and Supernova Elite programmes.

“There's a lot not to like about these most recent changes and the way they've been communicated but there's one aspect that I just can't accept,” wrote Haxton on the 2+2 forum.

“Announcing in November that players who earned Supernova and Supernova Elite status in 2015 will not receive the benefits they had expected in 2016 strikes me as dishonest and unfair.

“As a four-time SNE, I know what it takes to rake 1M VPP in a year. It's a tough grind. For most of the players who do it, it is an all-consuming commitment more intense than most full-time jobs. Many of them have relocated far from their homes and families to pursue it. Finding out, just as you approach the finish line, that your efforts will not be rewarded as you expected them to be is brutal. I cannot in good conscience continue to endorse a poker site that treats its players this way.”

Haxton has joined Alex Millar in exiting the PokerStars ranks following the recent changes to the domain’s VIP programme.

Tags: Isaac Haxton, Alex Millar, PokerStars, Supernova, Supernova Elite