It’s Over Johnny: ChanPoker is Closed for Business

by , Aug 21, 2008 | 8:45 am

Did anyone ever play at the site? ChanPoker did launch in the summer of 2006 with the inclusion of U.S. customers, but months later it went strictly overseas due to the passage of the UIGEA. Well, despite its cool Chinese lettering as the logo, it has closed up shop officially today. At least Johnny still has his All In Energy Drink biz

Here is the message posted on the site:

We are sad to inform you that Chan Poker will be ceasing operation effective this Thursday, August 21, 2008. Effective immediately we will no longer be accepting deposits. On August 21 our poker clients will be disabled.

If you have a cash balance with us rest assured that all withdrawal requests will be honored and promptly processed. To facilitate timely withdrawals, limits for certain withdrawal methods have been increased. We will make every effort to accept withdrawal requests through our website for as long as necessary however we strongly advise submitting your request as soon as possible. To initiate a withdrawal now please follow this link to go to your account. Please note that once final withdrawals are processed your account will be automatically closed, no further action is necessary.

The final $50 daily freeroll will be held Tuesday, August 19, 2008. We will not be holding any additional weekly Red Orange Freerolls.

For those that wish to continue playing online poker, know that we are actively seeking a partner to provide a new home that will honor your player point balances. We will keep you informed of developments on this front.

As always, if you have questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to contact us at

Warm regards,

Chan Poker Customer Support

6 Comments to “It’s Over Johnny: ChanPoker is Closed for Business”

  1. DanM

    I didn’t even realize they were open for business yet.

  2. California Jen

    Yeah, I think that’s the general reaction. 😉

  3. PokerIsGame

    I actually knew them very well (a friend of mine is a close friend to owner of Chan Poker). Too bad they closed, don’t even know the reason. Might ask my friend later.

  4. DanM

    please let us know if you find out anything.

  5. PokerIsGame

    Couldn’t find out anything, but I found out, there will be a new online poker site, maybe it’s connected?

    You can read more:

    P.S Admin, if you think it’s spam, please delete my comment then.

  6. DanM

    Semi-spammy … but it is new, good info, so we’ll let it slide.

    Thanks for sharing. Seriously.