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John Duthie steps down as European Poker Tour CEO

Tags: ceo, ept, john duthie, pokerstars.
Posted on 05 January 2012 by "T".

On Wednesday, John Duthie announced in a forum that he has resigned as CEO of the European Poker Tour. Duthie, who didn't renew his contract with PokerStars when it ended on Dec. 31, founded the European Poker Tour in 2004 and has made it the richest and most prestigious poker tournament in Europe. Below you can read John Duthie's forum post:

"It is time to move on and to leave the EPT in the capable hands of the existing management team," Duthie said. "It has been a fascinating and challenging seven years and I have watched the EPT grow phenomenally in that time, thanks to the support of the players and the professionalism of a great team on the ground."

"There are going to be some amazing opportunities coming up in 2012 and 2013 as the U.S. market prepares to open up for business once again and I want to be available to take on new challenges and to cement new relationships moving forward."


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3 comments on "John Duthie steps down as European Poker Tour CEO"

 Macubaas05/01/2012 10:05:40 GMT
It interesting to find out from such an informed men that the poker market in US will open again in 2012...

I wonder if online poker will be legalized this year there?
 Fakiry05/01/2012 10:34:06 GMT
I think he is leaving in a time that, although world is submersed in crisis, is a phase of big growth in poker, which means EPT can become bigger. I truly believe this. The game is each time more recognized as skill game, with lots of factors that can turn it into a pro game all around the world. I believe EPT will not suffer a bit with John Duthie’s abandon, he is the one who will miss it.
 pochui05/01/2012 10:59:03 GMT
hats down to john- ept has become one of the most attractive poker tour in the world, awesome job done, of course he has got paid for that job awesomely as well imo...probably dude decided to go on an explore other business opportunities...anyway good luck to him with the future ventures.

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