PokerRoom.com Closes Its Doors Again
One of online poker’s pioneers was mothballed again. PokerRoom.com locked its doors for the next time further compounding the woes of this beleaguered Ongame network.
PokerRoom, founded in 1999 and initially locked in 2009 by proprietor bwin, was re-opened in 2012 but a statement in the site yesterday appeared to confirm its passing was, that time, final and connected to bwin.party’s selling of this Ongame network this past year and following liquidity merger in December.
“PokerRoom will close its doors on 19th of February. Registration for new players has been stopped as of today,” the statement said.
“PokerRoom will go on to run as usual up until 19th of February, including deposits and cashouts as well as freerolls, bonuses and the Loyalty shop. On 19th of February all real money tournament tickets in players accounts will be converted to cash, however all uncleared bonuses will be forfeited at this time. The Pokah forum will also close on this date. “
“After 19th of February you will still be able to log in and cash out funds until 19th of March. We would recommend PokerRoom players take up the excellent 100% up to $500 sign-up bonus being offered by our sister site PartyPoker.com. “