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Shane Warne Announces His Departure from 888poker as Ambassador

Shane Warne

Retired Australian cricket legend and current poker pro Shane Warne announced his departure as an 888poker Ambassador on Twitter.

"Sydney today for the test match, then Aussie Millions poker -exciting. FYI I've parted ways with 888," Warne wrote in a tweet on Jan 4.

Warne followed the message by announcing his intentions to keep playing on the poker tour and expressing his enjoyment of being an 888poker Ambassador for the past seven years.

Shane WarneFYI 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 !!!!

Warne is the third 888poker Ambassador to leave the site following the departures of former World Series of Poker (WSOP) November Niners Samuel Holden and J.C. Tran in 2014. Holden sited that he was leaving Team 888 to focus on his studies, and it is unknown why Tran and 888poker parted ways.

It is widely speculated that Warne's departure from 888poker was due to conflicting interests between his 888poker sponsorship and his sponsorship with Sportingbet. Shortly after his departure, Warne appeared in a video commercial for this site.

Warne's departure doesn't leave 888poker empty handed with 2014 WSOP November Niner Bruno Foster Politano, Nico Villa Lobos, Bruno Kawauti, Sofia Lövgren, and Xuan Liu still representing the site as Ambassadors.

888poker is not the only site to lose an ambassador in 2015, as earlier in the week Kara Scott announced she was parting ways with partypoker. Scott's departure left famed WPT commentator and Poker Hall of Famer Mike Sexton as the site's sole Ambassador.

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