The news comes via Kevin Matthews, the forum community manager at PocketFives. Ramdin later confirmed that he’ll be leaving his long-time sponsor through the following message:
“PokerStars gave a lot back to me. They featured me at events and gave me great exposure on their blog. They were a major contributor to my favorite charities, including giving a lot of support to my medical outreach efforts in my birth country of Guyana.
“And overall, they made me proud to be part of a team of generous, smart, talented professionals who love their jobs.”
Why is Ramdin No Longer Sponsored by PokerStars?
Living in New York, Ramdin was hit hard by the events of Black Friday. Nevertheless, he worked hard to maintain his relationship with PokerStars by playing in tournaments across the globe.
But he’s been less into poker in recent years and has played in fewer tournaments. Ramdin also joked about the rash of other pros that left PokerStars this year. “If PokerStars comes by, tell them I’m not home,” he tweeted.
Other pros who’ve parted with the company in 2018 include Bertrand Grospellier, Vanessa Selbst, Jason Mercier, and Felipe Ramos.
Ramdin Has a Strong Poker Resume
Victor Ramdin first got involved with poker in 2002, after watching people playing at a bar. He dove head-first into the game and earned his first World Series of Poker cash in 2003.
Ramdin has accumulated $4,378,710 in live poker tournament winnings up to this point. He had a solid run from 2003 to 2012, where he often cashed for six figures. 2006 was Ramdin’s best year, when he collected $1,630,402 in winnings.
But he failed to break the six-figure mark from 2013 to 2017. It wasn’t until this year that Ramdin picked up his winnings again. He finished second in the 2018 partypoker MILLIONS North America High Roller, collecting $141,673 in the process.
Perhaps Ramdin’s solid streak of results lately made him rethink the sponsorship route. Now he can play poker on his own terms.