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Jeffrey Haas (left)

The executives at and PokerStars are playing a game of musical chairs that could help Bwin recapture its flagging poker fortunes.
According to a report in EGR Magazine, poker industry veteran Jeffrey Haas will step into the position of Head of Online Poker at in the next weeks. Haas has been with Rational Group/PokerStars for the last five years where he’s held positions including, Director of Strategy & Business Development, New Platforms and had a big hand in developing mobile strategies.
Haas should have no trouble getting up to speed at, where he once served as a Product Manager.
Chris Welch,’s current Head of Online poker is stepping down after a less-than-thrilling Q2 earnings report. (Though much of the blame for that is being put on some massive new taxes in the German market.)
Despite his departure, Welch’s two-year tenure with was largely successful. During that time he helped shore up the PartyPoker brand and was heavily involved in long-term strategic planning.
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