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PokerStars And Vanessa Rousso Part Ways

American Poker Pro And Online Site End Business Relationship

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Poker pro Vanessa Rousso is no longer a sponsored player for the online poker site PokerStars, as her name has been removed from its Team Pro list. The departure of the 32-year-old is in line with similar decisions to not renew the contracts of other well-established poker pros.

PokerStars now has 30 members on its Team Pro roster. With Rousso leaving, just five are women. The company’s Team Online group has 21 pros, of which three are women.

Rousso, who hails from the state of Florida, has more than $4.4 million in lifetime tournament earnings. Though, her earnings have fallen off in recent years. She scored for just $1,700 last year, which followed up $38,900 in earnings in 2013.

In 2009, she won $1.4 million.

Poker player sponsorship has been dwindling in recent years, as the American market continues to be slow to rebound after the major poker sites left in 2011.

 
 
 
 

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GordonGejko
over 3 years ago

For not being a poker player anymore live or online, she milked that contract for a long time. Giver her credit for that.

 
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Henny
over 3 years ago

But they only payed her in Tourney buy-ins. So.

 
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maxima191
over 3 years ago

No surprise here she's now a Pro DJ making the big Bucks enjoying herself on the west coast her Las Vegas home has been on the market for months-I wish her well.

 
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