"Sydney today for the test match, then Aussie Millions poker -exciting. FYI I've parted ways with 888 after 7 yrs, new partnership announced soon."
Warne is not giving up poker by any means, he went to Twitter to let friends and fans know that he enjoyed the past seven years as an 888poker Ambassador and he plans to continue playing on the poker tour.
ShaneWarne Shane Warne
FYI I still want to play on the pro poker tour & keep improving ! Really enjoyed the last 7 years with 888 but time to move on !!!! 2015-01-04
888poker and two former World Series of Poker (WSOP) November Niners parted company in 2014 — Samuel Holden and J.C. Tran. Holden's reason for leaving Team 888 was to allow focus on his studies. The reason Tran and 888poker parted ways is unknown.
Speculation is that Warne may have had conflicting interests between a sponsorship he has with Sportingbet and the one he held with 888poker. Warne stars in the following video commercial for Sportingbet.
Warne's leaving the 888poker Ambassador team may have left a momentary void but 2014 WSOP November Niner Bruno Foster Politano, Nico Villa Lobos, Bruno Kawauti, Sofia Lövgren, and Xuan Liu are ready to take to the felt and promote the brand.
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