Bryn Kenney, who earlier this year faced online poker cheating allegations, is set to launch an online poker site called 4Poker along with some former online poker senior executives.According to an article on Poker.org, author Simon Young opined that the upcoming poker site “sounds a little similar to the PokerStars of old.” He explained that the 4Poker team had worked together in the past.
The poker site still has yet to launch and the target date isn’t official, although the company anticipates being up and running late in the current year.
Like any new poker site, 4Poker will be tasked with competing against the several industry giants — including GGPoker, 888poker and PokerStars — but the site does have the backing of some grizzled industry veterans, along with Kenney, the second winningest player in live tournament poker history with $57.2 million in cashes according to The Hendon Mob.
Whether or not Kenney’s involvement will be a net-positive for 4Poker is yet to be seen. One thing is certain, however, and that is the poker site’s chief operating officer, Heath Cram, has his back.
“I know Bryn has long and good relationships with the High Stakes poker community and people like Jason Koon, so he is in a good position as one of our ambassadors to help, as ironic as some may see that,” he said in his Q&A with Poker.org, which recently announced the hiring of industry veterans Eric Hollreiser and Brad Willis.